By Holly Brewer , In Dating Dating a police officer means dating a responsible member of the community who has made it their living to protect the rights and safety of their fellow man and woman, and this is of course something that can be a great source of pride.
At the same time it means having a partner who is passionate about what they do, and who is bringing home a good salary with a good pension plan. Dating a police officer can be stressful and at times scary even, and there are a few issues you need to consider and work through.
Here we will look at what those are, and briefly discuss them so that you can decide whether they are likely to cause a problem and how you can overcome them. However if they are out patrolling the streets or even directing traffic this can be a different story and if you are the kind of person who is prone to worrying then this can mean that you are left at home worrying about whether they are going to make it back okay or not.
If you do worry a lot and their job is dangerous then you need to discuss this with them so that they might put your mind at rest. You might also want to consider getting them to change their job within the police force, though in many cases their job will be important to them and this might not be a sacrifice they are willing to make. Remember though that police officers are well trained and equipped and will generally do things in pairs — and many other jobs such as working on a building site carry other considerable risks.
The Hours Can Be Antisocial: Again this will depend on the particular role your partner has within the police force. And while you do you can know that your partner is going off to do something worthwhile. Again if you do have a problem with it, you can always try and convince them to change departments. It Can Be a Power Trip: Unfortunately police work has a bad rep in some circles and this comes from a few police men and women who let the power go to their head.
At the same time these aspects of the job can sometimes attract the wrong kinds of people. These people can be highly bureaucratic and or bullies and this can make many people reluctant when considering dating a cop. It Reflects Your Beliefs: Police men and women essentially have the task of carrying out the law, and that law is a direct result of politics.
This means that they will likely be patriotic types and will likely have a lot to say regarding the law. If you are very anti-establishment or very much disagree with the laws in place then this might lead you to have some disputes and arguments — or on the other hand it could lead to some stimulating and interesting debates and discussions where you learn another point of view.
You Can Feel Under Scrutiny: Many police officers will take their job very seriously and will bring it home with them. They will likely have friends in the force and will talk a lot about their views regarding the police force.