No matter what rumors you have heard, if your partner is joining the Navy, you will be separated for long periods of time. The deployments are the long 6-10 month trips that happen on average every 1.5 years and the dets are between 2-4 weeks long and happen more frequently than deployments but only while on sea duty.
Dating a sailor has been the subject of romantic daydreams for hundreds of years, and it’s easy to see why.
People in the Navy have that special air of mystery that comes from travelling around the world by boat, and of course they’re doing a very important and brave job so they’re often considered to be heroes.
They wear one of the sexiest uniforms on the planet – everyone loves a military uniform, and the Navy one is no exception.
If you admire a man or woman in uniform then you won’t be disappointed with the Navy dress code.
What if your partner is only aware of what it will be like for the Sailor and not for you?
What if the recruiter isn’t giving your partner accurate info?
Sailors have always been intriguing people - sailing all over the world on a ship, fighting in wars, dealing with pirates, seeing places some people only dream about.
Due to the nature of their work, however, dating one can be rather difficult, especially if you have little or no background with the military.
The truth is – not knowing is scarier than the truth and being misled will lead to more trouble in the future. Below is my list and this is a list based on the idea of a Navy Girlfriend becoming a Navy Wife, so keep in mind that certain things like pay, benefits, and college tuition won't apply unless you are married. It’s not just every once in a while that he/she goes away either.
I’m going to ask other Navy Wives to add to this list on our Facebook Forum so please check that out too. Most sailors have to do detachments on top of deployments.
He said they decided to meet while she was in Biloxi with friends.