I'm enlisting in the U.S. Army in a few months, and I'm curious if it is a positive thing to girls or not.
Obviously it comes with both good and bad so I'll break it down into pros and cons as I see it.
Pros: steady job, the uniform, always in good shape, sense of duty and honor, opportunities for advancement.
Cons: gone a long time, danger of death or being crippled, stress from line of work, long distance relationship.
So that being said, do the pros out weigh the cons? Or is there too much commitment to date a guy who is going to spend as much as a year at a time on the opposite end of the planet getting shot at?
- Yes, pro's outweigh the cons and I'd take the chance to get to know him better.43% (40)27% (12)38% (52)Vote
- No, a soldier won't have enough time for me and will be gone almost all of the time, I don't want that.32% (30)36% (16)34% (46)Vote
- Not sure/cannot decide25% (23)37% (16)28% (39)Vote
Most Helpful Girl
The pros definitely outweigh the cons for us. I love my husband enough to get through the hard times like deployments and training and such. But it's definitely a challenge. It's not easy to sit here at home when he's over there, wondering every second if he's ok and anticipating his phone calls or e-mails to know that he is alright. It's tough on anyone mentally. But, the strong ones are the ones who make it through :)6