While we, of course, always love to hear from those who are married to members of the military, this time we wanted to hear from those who have not yet said, “I Do”!

Having a relationship with someone in the military can present many challenges (married or not) BUT there are also incredible blessings and lessons learned.

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Deployments put a lot of pressure on everything– you, your military member, the relationship.

They can be tough for people in the most exclusive, committed relationships.

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While you never know when a deployment or other work-related issue may come up, we get better at dealing with big changes because of it.

The fact, is you are with someone who wants to get better and has set goals. They also have the end in mind and are working towards it.While we love our men and all that they stand for, we have to deal with some things that other couples don't.Here are some of the highs and lows of dating a military man. We love getting stuff from our guys, but the wait is the killer part! Especially when you have no clue when he will have his phone and if he will even be allowed to use it!They aren’t allowed to have their phones out during work hours, and we are also busy with school or work.We all know that we are dying to catch a quick message or call from our guys. You don’t know what he is truly dealing with while overseas.This is probably the scariest part of being with someone in the military. There is no telling when he will be home because his job might make him stay longer than he thought he would be there.