Please enlighten me as to why so many people do Google searches for this! So, how to date a Marine. So, if you want to meet and then date a Marine, let me tell you how. Find a bar near base. Hang out at said bar. You will meet a Marine. There are obviously better ways to meet someone, I met my husband at work, but this is the simplest, sure fire way to meet your man. Now, you have your Marine.
He is just like any other guy. He may have a regular day job with the occasional overnight duty or he may work shifts. If he is in a deployable unit, then there is a chance that he will deploy. However, it is not like the movies. These guys normally know months in advance that they will deploy. There are some extremely good guys in the Corps, but there are also extremely good guys who are not in the military at all, just like there are douchebags everywhere.
I know there are women out there who want to date a guy in the military. The tearful partings, extended separations, passionate returns. The drama of life multiplied by a hundred. He is not going to swoop in, in uniform no less, and save you from your dreary life! Yeah, there are definite perks to being a military spouse. Notice I said spouse. Back to the perks.
A lot of us do try though. I always worked until we moved here. We get to live in a ton of awesome and not so awesome places. I live on a subtropical island in the Pacific. That would be awesome.
We came from small town, middle of nowhere Missouri, which most would call not so awesome. We have free healthcare which means we have babies for free.
I can not tell you how many people have asked me that. They can last anywhere from a few months to over a year. Sure, the homecoming is nice, but I bet any wife you ask would rather have her husband home than to be worrying about what could happen. Deployments are also not a get out of jail free card when it comes to cheating. Not all of us cheat. Life is not like Army Wives. Your husband gets orders for, lets say Okinawa. You, your toddler, and husband move across the ocean.
You are there a month, trying to find your way around while driving on the wrong side of the road. You are going to mainland Japan for training for a month!
Whatever shall you do? Your household goods are scheduled to arrive while he is gone. Does this sound like fun yet? You know no one. You have no friends. You are stuck at home with a toddler all day with no one to help you. Good thing this time was only training. Dating can lead to marriage. Is there a term for that? Those women who hang around just to snag a military guy?
If you meet a guy you like that happens to be in the military, then fine. Just be prepared for all the life brings. It comes easy for some women while it breaks others.