My brother keeps trying to get me to meet his friend who is in the military. He thinks we'd be a good match. I'm sure this guy is really nice, I know some of his family and they're all really kind and seem to like me. But he moves around a lot because of his job. He was even sent overseas for a while. He's on leave right now. So assuming that he and I would click, it would probably end up long distance and we'd probably hardly see each other. Is it worth a shot? Or are there just too many odds?
I wouldn't.. Well Depends what branch. Enlisted guys go through a lot of emotional stuff that they usually don't initially know how to handle during their first enlistment. Again depends on the branch I was in the Marines but it would be a whole different story if he was Air Force. It's going to be a lot of drama and trust issues. Going to be a huge headache. If you already loved the guy then I would say follow your heart but getting invested into an enlisted guy for the sake if it is a bad idea. You have to consider deployments too. It's a tough life for a a significant other. Every Marine I knew and even myself has been cheated on by their SO lol. Usually bad news.
1. are they in the same unit? - Cause the worst horror for a girlfriend of a military personel is the unknown. -As well one of the famous and least favorite things with dating some one in the military is the chance of PTSD and the potential that that said soildier lies to other half about their condition. -Also your brother could check up on him if they are in the same unit.
The distance should be a lower factor. If he's moving a lot he's got to be able to get his hands on a sat phone.
Military life is completely different than civilian. You should make sure its what you want and that you can ve faithful while he's gone. Some, deployments last 1 1/2 years. Trust me. Can you be alone for 15 months and still be faithful
If your brother is that sure that you two will be a match, I think you should try meeting that friend. You don't have to expect a relationship right now, but at least meet him. I agree that it will probably be difficult since you won't be able to see each other often, so I would think about it before getting into a relationship with him. For now, just meet him and see how it goes.
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