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    May 3, 2017

    19 Things You’ll Only Understand If You’re Dating An Army Officer

    Routines, rules, and regulations are in. Freewheeling is out.

    1. All timings are in military mode.

    2. And don’t even think about being late.

    3. Your partner can be ready in minutes, so you need to be able to get ready fast and on the fly.

    4. Plans can change unexpectedly.

    5. All the Balls, and mess dinners mean you get to dress up all fancy.

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    It also means you get to reuse that prom dress you bought ten years ago. Although, things tend to get messy, quickly.

    6. So being boozy is a fairly common occurrence.

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    7. Your partner can be really open about being in the buff.

    8. It’s Cam Cream not war or face paint.

    9. You learn to accept that you'll never be as fit as them.

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    Unless your profession is equally athletic or physical you can forget about keeping up with them on that 5-mile run.

    10. And you may as well give up trying to win against them.

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    Being the best at all times has been bored into them. This carries across, whether you’re playing squash or scrabble.

    11. The army set-up is complicated and you'll probably never fully understand it all.

    12. A lie-in will see you awake at 0700.

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    This is not a drill.

    13. You make heavy use of the UK’s extensive train network, so you need to love travelling.

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    14. Your partner owns a lot of kit… And I mean, a lot.

    15. They are INCREDIBLE at ironing.

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    Volunteer for the rest of the chores and your clothes with be crease-free forever.

    16. Procrastination is almost unheard of.

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    Get it done. On the double.

    17. Holidays mean no camping in the woods, hiking up epic mountains, or going on survival adventures.

    18. You will probably be expected to achieve.

    19. Because they’ll help you to always be the greatest version of you.

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    Whether it’s a PB at the gym or a job interview, they’ll push you to be the very best.

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