Advice for dating someone in the military
One thing that's important, though, is to remember that most likely they will be gone often, for long periods of time, over and over. Also military often comes first before family..always, but I'd say with the majority.
They will almost always go on a mission rather than stay home.
The guys that joined for all the wrong reasons are the guys that you want to stay away from.
So my suggestion whenever you date someone in the military, yes be aware they have seen shit or done shit in their life that you probably never will but get to know the person.
My boyfriend is leaving for Basic Training for the Air Force in January, so he's not quite a "military man" yet, but I'll be honest and say that I'm terrified of it.
This is from my own experience as a military kid and girlfriend.
My boyfriend is in the military, and he's not a bad person. He loves his job, and he aspires to be the best he can be for his soldiers. It makes me proud to watch him excel in something that he loves.
The best advice is to be yourself and try not to act any differently.
However, as the relationship gets more serious, there are definite aspects of civilian-military relationships that are unique.