Strategies for dating a navy guy. KillarneyRose and I also have previously talked about any of it…

KillarneyRose and I also have previously talked relating to this, but i decided to take up a thread.

We came across a truly wonderful man on the weekend at a marriage (the bride’s mom along with his sis have now been establishing just a little matchmaking right here for a few months)- we hung out all night of this wedding and all the following day. He is within the navy (went along to the Academy) and everyday lives in Seattle (I am in Pittsburgh).

Therefore I guess my concerns are:

Advice for dating a man into the military?

How can you deal as he’s away? (at the least he is on a sub. Then when he’s out, he’s underwater the time that is whole. Not docking anywhere to obtain in difficulty with a few Thai hookers: p )

Any basic advice for beginning an extended distance relationship (i’ve never had one! ) in this type of context?

He is currently produced effort that is great get things going- has called me everyday (also today! ) so we’ve been emailing usually. I became skeptical that perhaps it absolutely was simply an enjoyable little thing that is flingy-type but he is actually impressed me personally, and We definately think he is worth every penny.

Any advice could be significantly appreciated!

He’s a ‘bubblehead’?: ) (Navy slang for the submariner. ) The submarine solution is also called the ‘silent service’ and for valid reason: they stay listed below and literally be one utilizing the ocean. Get discovered, you die.

It certainly hinges on which kind of submarine he is on. If he is for an SSN (the quick attack boats) they may be gone for months at any given time, on missions so highly categorized he can not (and will not) let you know such a thing about any of it.

If he is for an SSBN (the Trident ballistic missile submarines) the patrols tend to be more regimented; they will have two split crews, called Blue and Gold; although the Blue team is on patrol, the Gold team is ashore training, on leave, etc. SSBN patrols (‘boomers’ in Navy slang) final more or less 80 times.

Become interested in the Navy. Learn how to read a army man or woman’s uniform: ranks and prices, ribbons, medals and decorations, along with other insignia. The uniform that is military into the initiate, will inform you the ranking, product (often), prizes and decorations she or he received, also skills.

Get sucked in of their ‘dolphins’ (the submarine qualified insignia); lots of work went into making him qualified to wear them; while he is learning how to be qualified, he gets mercilessly razzed by the other already-qualified dolphin wearers.

Have patience; if he is on patrol, he might never be able to respond to emails. I’m not sure when they still deliver ‘familygrams’, (brief messages delivered to the submarine by friends and family) but subs nowadays can grab and deliver e-mail whenever functional requirements dictate.

Hope this can help.

Focus on AlphaSigOU, Dani, he understands their isht!

(Although i’d have most likely rephrased “get found, you die” only a little differently!; ) )

Yep, he is a “bubblehead”. He’s additionally a “nuc” (slang that KillarneyRose told me). Deals with a submarine that is nuclear can not actually tell me such a thing particular which they do. He went to “nuc college” after completing during the Academy. We now haven’t actually talked especially by what standard of interaction he’s got as he’s out in the sub. But I do not think it is much.

Does anybody understand of every websites that are good fundamental navy informative data on it? Cliff records to navy stuff: p

Many thanks a great deal for the advice, AlphaSigOU!

But dont send really individual material on family members grms or email, it’s not personal after all and then he may be teased unmercifully over mushy individual material: )

Personally I think your pain my boyfriend is trying to get the NUPOC system, therefore next summer time he should be away a whole lot