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.As the significant other, you will not get more details than necessary on anything unless you poke and prod. Related: The unconventional relationship is the norm in the military. However, in the civilian world, or in a relationship, it may be a little hard to deal with. Especially if he is coming from a higher rank, it may be increasingly difficult for him to “fall in line” with civilian life. Not every soldier comes home with post-traumatic stress.This will be trying for you, but imagine how he feels. Military men have likely traveled to parts of the world you have not, and can tell you facts about different cultures/countries/states. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.

Perhaps you are already dating someone in the military but want to know more before making a serious commitment.

Dating someone in the military isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood makes it appear.

There have been a few articles about the pros and cons of dating the Generation Y military man, and while some of them are better reads than others, I felt the need to weigh in. Military men may never have closer relationships than those they made in the military.

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.

He knows how to work together for a common goal, but he can also assess a difficult situation and figure out a solution on his own.

You’ve read my posts about for an army girlfriend, navy girlfriend, or military girlfriend.

The singles on our site are looking for that deep, meaningful connection that can last a lifetime.

At the same time though, our members love to relax and have a little fun.

Even though dating someone in the military can be incredibly challenging on many different levels, there are numerous reasons why a man in the service could be your ideal beau:1. Nothing says sexy more than someone who is putting his life on the line to protect your freedoms and rights. Let's not pretend that the fact he's probably in the best shape of his life doesn't turn you on. Since your relationship will probably be long-distance at certain points and for long periods of time, communication becomes quintessential. It's not just because the tailored cut of a uniform perfectly accentuates his physical assets.