They commit themselves to a purpose, and to one another, all for a greater cause. Just knowing that they are capable of devoting themselves to something else outside of themselves shows a level of unselfishness and integrity that frankly, a lot of people in general don’t seem to have. They haven’t all traveled the world on deployments.But they know what’s going on in the world, because it’s their job to know, and for many, it’s the reason they joined the military in the first place. Articles about, well, dating, often get more views and social media shares than stories about ISIS and conflict in the Ukraine.Thanks to the work you do, there are already lots of people who would be interesting in meeting a single soldier like you. The truth is, people in the army have a lot more going for them than just the uniform.We know it can be tricky to get things started when you're serving in the army so we've come up with some simple advice to help you make sure that your new romance can flourish no matter where you're stationed. Like so many others who wear a uniform to work army singles have dedicated their lives to the service of others.Dating someone in the military isn’t as glamorous as Hollywood makes it appear.If you are considering seriously dating a man (or woman) in the military, there are a few things to consider.
This will be trying for you, but imagine how he feels. Military men have likely traveled to parts of the world you have not, and can tell you facts about different cultures/countries/states. Military men are used to being thrown into countries and situations with which they are unfamiliar, so when traveling, always expect to have a great navigator around.Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared at Cellar Door, the personal blog of Gabrielle Puglia. You need to understand that the military is a brotherhood.There have been a few articles about the pros and cons of dating the Generation Y military man, and while some of them are better reads than others, I felt the need to weigh in. Military men may never have closer relationships than those they made in the military.They undergo vigorous training just so as to be able to defend the country (and get abs! Single army guys also have what it takes to stay calm in the midst of a crisis - you know in case you ever need to detonate a bob Mac Gyver style, or, more likely, save the neighbor’s cat from a tree.And those dashing single army officers are the ones who are in charge at work, meaning they know how to take responsibility.