Turns out there are more girls than you might think willing to spend their evenings huddled in front of marinetraffic.com…Speaking of that “girl in every port” thing, how is it cheating when you know you’ll never see the person again, and when his girlfriend could never possibly find out?They’ll be good listeners – because they spend long periods of time with other people in small spaces, an important aspect of being in the Navy is the ability to communicate well.When you’re in the armed forces, dating can be a daunting prospect for you as you contend with your date never having dated a military professional before, your awkward working pattern, and a whole host of other concerns that sometimes have to take precedence over your Friday night together.Yes, a “girl in every port” is a saying for a reason, but it’s not that simple.If there’s anything a sailor likes more than having a girl in every port, it’s having a girl he’s known since high school to joyfully meet him when he gets home.Carrying all that ancient seafaring knowledge around with them, sailors are invariably wicked smart and can teach you things about currents and tides and maritime regulations that will leave your head spinning. Why wouldn’t they, when they just spent a month at sea stone cold sober, working 12-hour days?
If you admire a man or woman in uniform then you won’t be disappointed with the Navy dress code.
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.
You’re at the mercy of your supply buddy since storage spaces are locked from the outside.
WATM editor’s note: Let’s be clear, you should never date on a Navy ship.
You’ve been there before, so take a page from your high school days. The goats – Navy speak for chiefs – will use them as evidence if you get caught.