What to expect when dating a military man
The doubts were frustrating: does it make sense to even attempt dating someone states away?Whether it made sense or not, it’s not something I regret at all.But military life (and military relationships) seem to move just a little faster and need more planning than others. You will put up with deployment, weird shifts, emergencies, trainings, and a whole bunch of other stuff that will happen at inopportune times and will be the least helpful thing.If you’re teetering on the edge of this particular path, think through the lifestyle before you jump in: (And don’t date him/her if you believe that “everyone cheats” during deployment.) Period. (So do people in the civilian world.) But that doesn’t mean everyone does, that we all agree with it, or that it’s even the “norm.” You will be separated from the person you love at some point during their career in the military. It’s okay to get frustrated, be angry, and cry, but you’ve got to pick yourself up and move on.It’s for reasons like this I’d never considered dating someone in the military, but then I did.
So many women say that to me right off the bat and it infuriates me.
Antwon Boston, 24, student at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and in the Individual Ready Reserve Component of the Army thinks that dating a soldier is not much different than a relationship between two civilians.