Romance in the military is no easy task. Looking for love amid deployments, exercises, and regular duty station moves across the world is daunting even for the most avid believers in love and all that other crap you see in Disney movies during which I pretend very hard not to cry. Even so, the search for love and companionship is important to the mental well-being of everyone, regardless of the terrible life choices they've made. Working in a field that tends to take you all over the world introduces service members to a wide range of people to meet and date, and while some of them may be normal and well-adjusted people, chances are they'll fit into one or more of the following categories. If the first thing someone you're on a date with asks you is "What's your MOS?
Dating while in the service
Why your relationship is at risk when you leave the military
Michel Sauret. My friend threw her hands up in the air. Dating a military service member is not like dating a civilian. Military members sign their lives over to the government. They have very little choice about when they work, where they live, and how often they can check their phone for messages.
These 7 dating rules don’t work for military couples
As many Service Members know, relationships with your teammates are a key measure of military performance. Any relationship that jeopardizes readiness or safety can be problematic as well. So, how close is too close?