The truth of the matter is that it takes a certain type of person to be a military wife or husband, and it also takes some of that same understanding to be the partner of someone who use to be in the armed forces. There are certain characteristics that all men and women who serves our country have, which will stay with them no matter how long it's been since they have picked up a gun.
The old adage that "birds of a feather flock together" holds true. If you have never been a part of this American military, you may not understand the different idiosyncrasies and sacrifices that come with living this lifestyle. That is why many members of the uniformed tribe choose to try and find mates who have also dealt with the specifics of this career.
In decades part, retired military dating was usually done through local organizations such as Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) clubs. There you could meet other people who share your history of being a soldier or being married to one. Some local leagues specify different branches of those serving in the armed forces, such the Navy or Army. Now, with the advancements in technology, people can search the Internet for others wishing to find mates who have this background. Some online dating sites allow you to weed out those who do not have a past serving this country.
With all of the local and national resources out there, learning about retired military dating has never been easier. Internet dating sites and online chat rooms as well as local support groups and meetings make it very easy to find someone who complements your lifestyle and dreams.
Along with its benefits, this new age in finding dates also has its drawbacks. In faceless online meetings, anyone can pretend to be a retiring armed-forces member. It is important to protect yourself as you would in any other stranger situation. Always check out strangers using background checks if you can, and always hold at least the first few face-to-face meetings in a public place.