5 Things You Should Know About Dating a Cop
If you are attracted by the official uniform and find police officers attractive, then you must know that a relationship with one is slightly different than a normal one. Dating a cop may seem easy, but before you hit the road together, you should know a thing or two:
- Expect to see specific gear around the house.
Usually, the uniform comes together with 2 sets of handcuffs, a bulletproof vest and a gun. Naturally, when he’s at home, you will see all these things lying around, so it’s important not to get scared if you happen to stumble upon his gun. Also, it’s recommended not to play with the gun and handcuffs on your own, just to avoid any accidents.
- New perspectives.
When you’re traveling with your boyfriend who is a cop, you should be aware that he may be interested sometimes in things you’re not. He might want to stay a little longer and to admire police cars or other officers and uniforms. If you’re also into this, it’s okay, but if you’re not interested, it might get a little boring.
- Abnormal schedule.
Cops don’t really have a strict schedule for being at work. Fighting crime is not a fixed schedule job, so you should expect sudden meetings or emergencies appearing and ruining your plans for the night. Even more so, if they arrive late at home, probably they will be tired and will want to take a nap or relax instead of going out with you. However, this is a sacrifice you should be willing to make.
- Accept their friends and colleagues.
The bond between cops is a special one. Sometimes it will be exactly as you have seen in the TV series, with them bonding over a beer and sharing each other’s professional experiences. If you’re not the type to allow a boys’ night out, then this might also be difficult for you, but generally you should respect his freedom of having friends or bonding with his coworkers.
- Worrying is a daily task.
Perhaps if he were a merchandiser, you wouldn’t worry about his safety as much. But he is a cop, and you definitely have to understand this implies certain risks. Sometimes he might get hurt or he might be in dangerous situations. Even though this may not mean that he is going to be badly injured every time he is in a conflict, remember that he’s not wearing a bulletproof vest for nothing. As a comforting thought, you should think about the fact that he’s perfectly trained to manage all sorts of conflict situations, otherwise they wouldn’t have hired him.