When you are dating a sailor, soldier, Marine, airman or Coastie you know your military man or woman! But do you know that this is a perilous time in your relationship too? Some couples go through a deployment and stick together. Others choose to go in very different directions. Six months last longer than you think.
Here are 15 things to know about dating a military man.
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Many military couples opt for marriage sooner than the average couple. The benefits are often grounds for many couples to tie the knot — higher pay, educational, healthcare, childcare, shopping, recreational, and housing benefits. The soldier makes more money and gets out of the barracks to move into a house. The American Red Cross will keep soldiers and families in touch, and help send home a soldier quickly and with financial and transportation assistance if an emergency occurs, however, they only recognize immediate family and spouses. If the soldier falls ill or injured, only those people would be notified. A girlfriend or boyfriend would not be notified.
Many girls dream of dating a man in uniform. Physically fit, unerringly punctual, generally kind and chivalrous, soldiers represent the classic American dream. Yet military life is tough and demanding for loved ones as well as those who enlist.
Michel Sauret. My friend threw her hands up in the air. Dating a military service member is not like dating a civilian.