Tips for dating a marine

So if you have just stared dating a marine or are thinking of dating one, here are a few things you need to keep in mind.

Know the Marine Corps Your marine boy/girlfriend is part of the US Marine Corps which like the US Army, US Navy and US Air Force function under the Department of Defense.

Being aware of the functions and traditions will not only help you be proud of your partner’s job but also help you stay away from unnecessary comparisons with other branches of service especially regarding matters like leave and deployment.

Boot Camp: Boot camp typically lasts for 13 long weeks.

This will probably feel like the longest wait ever, especially if this is the first time you’ve been without contact with your partner for any significant length of time.

So we took the opportunity to talk with a few wives, and pick their opalescent brains about their best advice ever.

When it comes to tips about loving a service member, nearly ever wife agreed, that getting yourself moving and keeping yourself occupied were key.