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The legitimate pros and cons of dating a Marine

To date or not date a Marine?  That is the question.  If your heart is …

dating a marine

To date or not date a Marine? 

That is the question. 

If your heart is already with a Marine, you understand the challenges of a military relationship. 

While there are certainly some downsides to dating a Marine, if you’re the perfect fit as a couple, you’ll likely see more pros than cons. And, sometimes, you just have to lighten up because the military lifestyle will drive you crazy otherwise.

If you’re already dating a Marine, you’ll probably get a kick out of this legit list. 

Semper Fi! 

Here’s a humorous inside look at the positives and negatives of dating a Marine: 

Pro: You’ll always be with the strongest person in the room. 

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Con: He or she might scare everyone. 

Pro: They’ll always have exciting stories to tell about deployments. 

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Con: They’ll never run out of stories to tell. Ever. 

Pro: They know how to follow orders.

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Con: But they probably won’t follow any direct orders from you. 

Pro: They look amazing in uniform. 

Con: You have to wash all those uniforms while remembering all the special care instructions.  

Pro: They get a military discount. 

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Con: You can’t use their discount without them.

Pro: They’re always on time. 

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Con: They’re mad when you’re late. 

Pro: They know how to work hard. 

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Con: Sometimes they work too hard and don’t know when to turn it off. 

Pro: They have muscles. A lot of muscles.

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Con: Those muscles take work, which takes sweat. Their home will probably smell like a men’s locker room 99.9% of the time. 

Pro: Their skills are top-notch and a necessity to protecting our country, which means they’ll never have a problem getting a job after discharge. 

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Con: They’re on call 24/7 and can be whisked away at a moment’s notice. Like in the middle of date night. And you can’t even be mad about it. 

Pro: They can sleep wherever and whenever. They’ll never complain about a hotel bed being too lumpy.

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Con: They’ll never look at hotel reviews to see if the beds are comfortable. 

Military Relationships Take Work 

If you’re willing to put in the time, military relationships do work — even if you’re dating someone as hardcore as a Marine. With a little adjustment on both of your parts, you can make it work well, no matter how many time zones apart. 

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Thousands of couples make it through basic training, deployments, and big moves each year. If you’re willing to focus on the pros over the cons, you can survive dating a Marine, too. 

What are some of the pros and cons you’ve noticed dating a Marine? Share your stories in the comments below!

The editorial team at Sandboxx.