Guys in the military are focused on what’s important, our national security, and helping the world as a whole become safer.
Caring about things that actually matter is pretty hot. They may deploy for six months at a time, maybe a whole year.
She has also served in the Navy and is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in health administration from the University of Phoenix.
Once you find a Marine that you like, you may find yourself wondering exactly what life will be like as the significant other of a Marine.
They may have deployed once, or they may have deployed several times over the course of their careers.
They have temporary duty assignments, they take classes, and they go to training, all across the country and the world.
There are some units that can deploy on short notice (my ex deployed once on 4 days notice), but for the most part, you’ll have tons of advance warning.
“Normal” guys love to write their appeal off as “the uniform,” or the fact that they’re usually in great shape.
When we finally came home it turned out the story was true; many of those wives had fled and spent the deployment money as well. The reason strange and cruel divorce was such a happenstance in the Marines had to do with very young men marrying usually a high school sweetheart (first kiss), taking her far away from home and planting her in a house in Hawaii, where she finds herself alone for the first time in her life, for a year after the new husband deploys.
I specifically remember standing in some line behind a Marine who said, “After all of that (war/battle/survival) I just want my truck, but she won’t give it back. Looking at this raw situation honestly, it either sets a young woman up for a very lonely year of sacrifice, or the best year she has ever had with an endless surplus of tax-free deployment money just a pin number away.
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.