Dating A Man in the Military

There’s just something about a guy in a uniform that drives a lot of women wild, right? It’s hard to put your finger on the exact reason for that. Maybe it’s sort of along the same lines as the women that lust after guys wearing leather or vinyl pants.

There may not be a bonafide reason other than it just happens to turn these particular women on in a huge way. That may be why most military men are never at a shortage of women to date. However, if you’re one of the many women that are dating guys in the military, you’ve probably experienced the reality of what’s behind that sexy uniform.

One of the first things that any woman getting romantically involved with a military man needs to understand and accept is that this man is “married” to the military. You’ll always be at least 2nd on his list of priorities because he’s taken a vow to put his country before anything else in his life. Now, this can take on different degrees, depending on whether or not he’s active military or reserve. There’s a bit of a difference between the two when it comes to being called to serve his country.

If you’re a woman that’s dating an active military man, there may be times when you won’t see or hear from him for weeks or even months. This seems to be particularly true of men in the Navy. When they go out on their ships, they’re usually gone for several months at a time.

Although modern technology has made it easier to keep in touch with the people “back home,” there’s still that physical absence that can break a more solid relationship, let alone a fledgling dating one.

Keep in mind before you ever say yes to that first date with a military man that there may be many times that you’ll be stood up at the last minute because “duty called” and your guy had to answer. It’s not quite as bad dating a man in the military reserves because he’ll be called to serve his country only after the active duty guys have gone.

There is that 2 weeks every year and 1 weekend a month that he’ll be performing his military duties, but that’s not all that bad. It’s certainly no different than dating, for example, a truck driver, who is also gone for days at a time.

Now, if you’re dating a military man and you’ve already decided he’s “The One,” don’t be discouraged. There are couples all over the world that have made this type of relationship work successfully.

A nice little perk for military wives is the fact that they might get the chance to live in or at least visit other countries due to their husbands’ military status. So while you may be spending more time alone than you’d like, you can always use that time in touring and getting to know new cultures.

Dating a military man isn’t a lost cause. If you love someone enough, it won’t matter in the end.