Being In A Relationship With A Military Man


“It’s been a joy supporting military service members who are sacrificing so much for our country,” she says. “They are a population that’s adaptable, committed, motivated and smart.” – Capt. Carrie Kennedy, PhD,

It all started in fitness. I am a fitness junkie so I always try to put in some work out every day at the gym near my place. My sole focus was to stay fit, do well at the workouts and recover well. Little did I know, that this place filled with very competitive and fun people will be the place where I’ll meet my military man.

I usually go home right after every workout so I really didn’t have time to mingle with other people. However, this man talked to me in the middle of the class. He started to inquire about my interests and seemed to be very enthusiastic. I knew that this man was a new gym-goer since I haven’t noticed him before. I answered his inquiries but still went home after the workout.


Go On A Date With Me Or Go On A Date With Me

He gave me no choice but to go out to dinner with him. He was so persistent. Other people at the gym told me that I should just go with him since he is in the military and doesn’t really have time to have social interaction with women like me. So, I agreed just to be civil. I didn’t expect that such a military man can be such a gentleman. He is definitely not one of those douches who just want to get laid. We certainly had a wonderful date for the first time. Hence, our relationship started to develop after that.

However,  Madeline E. B. Wesh, PsyD warns women who are interested in dating or marrying military men. She wrote, “Many of us are educated, driven, and career-minded women, but we struggle due to the unique circumstances of military life – not the least of which is the frequent relocating.”


Bros Before You Darling

Dating a military man is not as easy as you would think. He always has his phone within reach so that he can check it anytime there’s an emergency message. I understand the importance of his job so I usually don’t make a huge deal about it. He needs to respond to his team as soon as possible because usually, the issue they have is a matter of life and death. “If you’re not with the soldiers you support through their day-to-day activities, then you’re not one of them,” says  Army Capt. Jill Breitbach, PsyD. He is serving his country to the fullest of his extent that I am just grateful that this military man gave me his special attention.


Safety 24/7

One of the most amazing things about dating a military man is that you feel safe and secured 24/7. Even if he has to leave for weeks or even months for a mission, you still feel the warm feelings of safety and security. His career might be dangerous but you know that it’s for the worthy cause of our people. You are confident that our beloved country is in safe hands because you know that one of its protectors is your significant other.

It may not be easy to be in a relationship with a military man, but you know for sure that it is all worth it.

How to Make a Club Event Successful

The success of an organization or a club depends on its relevance to a campus or a school that it calls its home. A club can establish its relevance by keeping a large population base or by honing members who will take up the key positions. However, nothing can prove to be as effective as handling school-wide events effectively.

There are some guidelines that will help an organization handle an event successfully. Here are some key takeaways:

Make Sure of the Relevance of the Event

When conducting an event, make sure that it either addresses the current demands of the student body or it is timely and relevant to the occasion. During the enrollment period, the club might want to handle grievance drive or entertainment booth drive that will ease the students from their vacation mode. During the Halloween period, handling Halloween parties are a must, especially when raising funds.

You might also organize blood drives and donation campaigns during national disasters. You may even opt any event giving out free goodies, for any possible reason.


Prepare Down to the Last Logistics Need

Consequently, the club will be obliged to prepare the logistics needs of the event, especially when handling school-wide activities. This might need the extra attention of the club leaders for even a small lapse in logistics provision might prove to be detrimental to the entire event.


Always prepare an ‘emergency kit’ of the most useful tools during the event, such as a masking tape, a pair of scissors, a stereo jack, or even spare boxes. These small tools will prove to be handy especially when dealing with accidental lapses on stage.

Campaign Intensely

Nothing can be as effective as conducting a massive campaign for the event in making the event relevant and talk-of-the-town. By campaigning intensely, you will be ensured of meeting the minimum number of attendees for your event and will make your club look more legitimate.

You may want to utilize the power of social media in order to keep the event in people’s mind. You may also use text brigades as an alternative. In case that you have a spare budget for publicity, you may want to print out posters and place them to where people frequently stay (e.g. library, bulletin boards, coffee shops).

Secure Key Attendees

After campaigning, make sure that the event has reached its targeted audience. When handling an event for the freshmen students, make sure that your event invites will reach this group of people. Alternatively, when you want to conduct an academic event such as seminars and trainings, you may want to secure the presence of school instructors and teachers for added legitimacy and relevance.

Prepare Post-Event Campaigns

Lastly, your club will want to leave an impression to those who have attended the event. This is your chance to sell the name of the club for future memberships, or to ask for feedbacks for future event improvements. Preparing post-event gimmicks will make an impression on the people that your club cares for your audience and target participants.


Whatever event your club will organize, make sure that these basic tips will be followed accordingly. It will not only secure the legitimacy of your club, but will also show to the people the capability of the club to handle things on its own.