For some women, dating a military guy is akin to the fantasy or fairytale notion of the knight in shining armor and the damsel in distress. In reality though just what is it like to date a man in the military. For the most part it’s like every other relationship with its ups and downs however one has to factor in the fact that almost all military relationships are in fact long distance relationships.
These kind of relationships come with their own set of challenges however there are very many reasons why a military man would be your perfect knight in shining armor. Below, we give you a list of these reasons:
He has principles – There is nothing more romantic than a man who chooses to fight for the love of his country. The fact that a military man chooses to put his need to protect the freedoms and ideals of his country’s citizens over his own needs as an individual is really worth admiring. It shows that he has strong ideals, he believes in them and is willing to do anything for these principles.
He takes good care of himself – For a military man his physical shape and fitness levels are very important. These two attributes can make the difference between life and death when in combat. It also makes them quite the lookers with their hot bodies. The military uniform does amp up the sex appeal of a military man. Don’t be surprised if a fitness routine is one of your ways to bond as a couple, they take keeping fit seriously and works well for you too.
Efficiency – Now this may sound like a military term however military men are known to be highly efficient, clean and well organized. They are also great problem solvers and very decisive. All these are skills they have picked up from boot camp and the barracks and it sure is handy having a man who knows his stuff. Once you are a couple you won’t have to worry too much about decision making as your man is sure to step up to the plate.
Old school charm – Every girl loves handwritten love notes and letters that encompass a loved one’s yearning for them. Even with all the technology sometimes your military man may be in an area where there is limited communication and thus he can only put pen to paper and communicate his loving thoughts. He is also appreciative. He understands just what it is like to go without the love of his devoted woman. Be sure once he comes back he will be aiming to show you just how much he appreciates you standing by him through the distance.
He values respect – The military is all about respect. Respect for your superiors, respect for your comrades and respect for those who went before. True to form your military man will carry forward this trait into civilian life, not only respect for you but also for strangers. This element of respect makes a military man very polite and courteous.
He is good at long distance relationships (LDRs) – The longer he has been in the military and actively dating the more he has experience with such relationships. These relationships arise out of situations such as deployment and living on base which can take anything from a few weeks to a few years. As such, a military man learns a few tips and tricks on how to keep the fire burning through all the distance.
He is mature – Maturity in the military is not only in terms of age but also thought process and decision making. Having been trained to prepare for unfamiliar and hostile situations brings about a certain maturity in a military man. It also creates their independence. Most military men normally have their finances in order, a home and a car so are pretty ahead of most of their peers by the time they choose to settle down and know where their priorities lie.
With all these reasons, one would be hard pressed to not start searching for their military love. It could be just the kind of relationship to get your love life moving. Our men in uniform deserve love and support for the great work they do protecting our country, our freedoms and our ideals. Salute to the military man!