It seems that every group has seen an increase in the use and abundance of online dating sites.
That is true too with a military dating service. There are online dating sites that cater exclusively to those who are either in the service or who are interested in becoming involved with military personnel.
Whatever the case may be, you can use an online dating site to find someone to share your life with.
Online dating can be a great way to connect without wasting time heading to the local bar. Going the bar route is hit or miss, to say the least, and some people simply don’t want to waste time on go nowhere romances.
For those people using an online service to meet someone can save a lot of time and hassle.
The old saying ‘opposites attract’ is only half the truth.
The whole story is that while you may be attracted to someone who is quite different from you, it’s unlikely that the relationship will flourish.
It’s just not easy to keep a relationship strong if two people don’t share some basic core values. One of those commonalities can be military service. This can be the foundation to a long lasting relationship.
Being in the military can be really hard on families.
That’s another reason why it often makes sense to get involved with other people in the military. At least they can understand the life style and that you’ve committed yourself to something higher than just your own wants and needs.
When you sign up to an online dating site there are several things that you want to know or do to make the process go a little more smoothly.
For one thing, you want to make a really good profile and add a flattering, but accurate, picture of yourself. Don’t add an old picture that doesn’t accurately represent the way you look now.
That is just misleading and anyone you do meet will be disappointed.
Make your profile compelling. Just like you would if you were filling out a job application, don’t lie, but always accentuate the positive. Tell the person enough about who you are and what you want so they can get an idea of whether or not you are the type of person they are looking for.
For safety sake, don’t assume the dating site is doing extensive background screening, they almost never do. They might verify that the person who fills out the profile is who they say they are, but that’s about it.
They often don’t look into the past to see if they have a criminal record, for example.
For that reason, it’s always a good idea to get to know each other slowly online first.
Maybe by web chatting or instant messaging. When it is time to meet offline, never give out your home address. Instead meet somewhere in a nice public place.
Finding love in today’s busy world, especially if you are in the military and moving around a lot, can be a challenge.
What can make it easier is finding a good military dating service to find someone special who can understand your life and lifestyle better.
Also published on Medium.