Men in Uniform
I don't know if it has to do with the fact that my dad was in the Army. Someone once told me, you date what you know but I have always been drawn towards a man in uniform. According to Psychologist and Relationship Expert, Dr. Jeanette Raymond, Ph.D., "The 'uniform' may signify that the man is able to manage life's troubles. We all want those to whom we are attached to be able to stay solid when we are a mess so that we can count on them. It spells safety and security." I can honestly say I've dated all branches of the military as well as a firefighter and policeman. I think that sense of manliness has always appealed to me. I use the word dated loosely as we went on a date or two at least. There are a few which I dated for longer but no need to go into details. This is all about the love for a man wearing a uniform.
The only downfall I have seen which has always been a kind of deal breaker for me is the lifestyle. I was engaged to someone who served in Afghanistan. Just worrying about your loved one on a daily basis is almost torturous. I don't know if I could go through that again. I give the utmost respect to the faithful men and women married to those overseas. They have to endure raising a family without their loved one so they can keep their family safe. In the spirit of Memorial Day, thank you for your service... I digress
My point is, men in uniform do have a certain draw. I don't know if its a woman's need to want to be saved but I think deep down inside, knowing that you can be saved from a fire or whatever it is, leaves a sense of security. As a strong woman, I hate to admit I need saving... but wouldn't it be nice? :-)