Dating military man tips

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.

Being raised in Fayetteville/ Fort Bragg, I knew what the life meant and I knew I wasn’t the person for it, but I did it anyway.

Although the “perks” are good, if you aren’t ready for that life you can really destroy yourself and all those around you in the process.

Growing up with my dad in the Army, I have always felt that I got enough of the military lifestyle – and then I ended up dating someone in the military anyway.

Caitlin Bryant, 20, student at Johnson and Wales University, says it all depends on how you handle not being in constant contact and not being able to see them everyday.

“For me I started to talk to my boyfriend, Josey, after he was in the Marines so it was easier for me to get in that mindset, but you have to be loyal and trust is key in these long distance relationships.

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.

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