Dating sites for military veterans
Military members are broken down in boot camp and built up to not just be altered men and women, but trusted, forever soldiers.The training and the missions and the executions of both are so deeply engrained in our service men and women that, I swear, the marrow in their bones is altered.
While I am in awe of the military spouse, I know myself well enough to know that I would have a significantly difficult time going about my day-to-day, when my partner and best friend is at war and in danger or deployed or involved in a risky training exercise.What explains the edge military guys have when it comes to online dating? Among our own audiences at Spouse X events, meeting online is always in the top three ways military folks find a mate. We are also always getting letters from women who “met” a military guy online who turns out to be a scammer begging them for money. But for military guys to have an actual advantage before other occupations? Haven’t those women seen the articles about service members on foodstamps? Don’t they get that for every passionate, romantic, picture-worthy homecoming kiss there are (on average) 180 days in which the only lips that touch your own smell like the inside of a sippy cup?? In one study, military men were second in preference only to lawyers. (In case you are interested, women who list themselves as being in law enforcement or the military are among the least successful in the online dating game—which probably tells you something important about their potential partners.) What do these online women think they are getting when they click open the military package? Willing to commit to a job for at least four years at a time. When it comes to the research, you might be surprised to find that men in uniform really do have kind of an edge when it comes to finding a mate on the Internet. They received an above average number of first contact e- mails, keywords, and were browsed more often than men in other occupations.These women said that the military guys they dated on line were more likely to call them back. They called when they said they were going to call. Tell us your story When it comes to finding a life partner, chances are that we will be doing more of that on the Internet, what factors do you think are most important? “That will get you a long way,” one of the guys told me. Holding all other things constant, guys who stated that they were in the military (like those who said they were doctors or lawyers or firefighters) did have an advantage online.
The research doesn’t say, but we can make some educated guesses. Military guys also marry sooner than their civilian counterparts.
Or that they were interested in the status implied by medals, ribbons and shiny brass buttons. I wonder if the advantage military men have in online dating is something more prosaic.
Last weekend at a Dining Out, one third of the couples at our table met each other online. If you and your service member met online, did you give them an edge because they were military?
I’ve learned that being on time is necessary and absolutely expected.
Nothing upsets my partner more than being late for an engagement or dinner or pre-determined activity, and if he isn’t able to plan out the exact times we will be at specific locations – and the exact way in which we will make our way to said location – he’ll no doubt become frustrated and agitated.
He won’t completely relax until he is back at home with his family, so big adventures to extravagant social functions are few and far between.