This is based solely on the experiences of my veteran friends, as well as my own with a past paramour. The military teaches service members to trust their unit, and few others. If he comes to you with a problem, chances are he’ll talk about it until he no longer wants to and then go into lockdown. That is not a good thing or a bad thing, that is just a matter of fact and something you need to understand. Military men are used to their band of brothers, and are bred to be loyal and protective. Some branches of the military (I’m looking at you, Marines) have a feeling of superiority over others.This list is not simply a composition of pros or cons, but rather an overview of what dating a service member active duty or veteran — is like. They are meant to be extremely close with this group of people and everyone else is simply on a need-to-know basis. It is not a competition between his military friends and you; they are people who shared a very intimate part of his life, and you should want to be close with them, too. He will love you fiercely and be the most faithful companion, if you can promise the same. Granted, that is earned due to the nature of their work and how much they put on the line.
There are certain things that strong military relationships have.
There are few jobs out there more respected that a military one.
Synonymous with bravery and heroics, military personnel are often lauded as heroes, and rightly so, but the day-to-day reality of the job has it’s ups and downs like any other.
The nature of the role, with long hours and long periods abroad adds its own unique dating complexities. We have put together a few useful tips to keep in mind when you’re looking to date a military officer or anyone else in the armed forces.
These handy hints should help make it a little easier and ensure that your road to romance remains as bump-free as possible.