Military people out there have a few of their own romance websites to choose between. And although Military Cupid isn’t the biggest of the lot, there are a few reasons for you to give it a trial run.
I’ve never been in any of the armed services but that’s not a sticky point on getting into the site! What I found was a lot of the girls just fancy men in uniform. That’s straight up. But there are other service men & women there as well – including sexy nurses and manly fireman. More or less anyone in a job that wears a uniform qualifies.
Military people are also away a lot on tours in remote areas. They don’t always have instant access to the web like the rest of us take for granted.
Getting Into the Military Scene
Everything about the website is neat and easy. You sign up and get your own personal home page. That gives you an instant upfront peek at what’s going on. It shows you some people who you might be matched with, it shows naturally if you’ve received mail or winks.
The best way to make the most of the site I found is to get stuck straight in to the open chat. I mean when I looked at it at first there didn’t seem to be a whole lot going on. Then once I got in the chat, that more or less opened out what was going on.
In the web chat you’ll find a community that’s give-or-take very welcoming. As long as you stick to the rules and don’t annoy people.
This way I made some platonic friends and contacts within a couple of days. Emailing people is the other alternative but that takes a bit more time. Military people are also away a lot on tours in remote areas. They don’t always have instant access to the web like the rest of us take for granted. So sometimes you have to wait a week or two for a reply.
Military Romance or Pen pals?
Not everyone is there to find dates mind you. I found a lot of young women there who’s husbands were on tour. They basically just wanted to chat with people. Other army wives and such or just a friendly person who can listen. There isn’t any pressure or any rule that says you have to be up for romance.
Military Cupid has the same basic format as the bigger Cupid sites that we’ve looked at on cupidsviews. So what I like is if you know how one works, you don’t have to start learning a new system.
Take a bit of time and put on your wish list who you’d want to meet ideally. Who you don’t want. And don’t forget to put in a photo or two.
Finding Suitable Matches
I found there’s a mixture of different types on there at any given time. You get marines, air force, different ranks as well. From privates up to officers. Not sure if they were pulling people’s leg but it’s up front on their personal bios. Reading some of these can be fascinating what these guys get up to in their jobs. It’s an outdoor active lifestyle that a lot of these guys love.
For those romantically inclined the auto matching opportunities works pretty well on Military Cupid. A word of warning. It does only make sense if you fill out your cupid profile properly. I didn’t figure this to start with and I got some pretty weird matches. Take a bit of time and put on your wish list who you’d want to meet ideally. Who you don’t want. And don’t forget to put in a photo or two.
Why Are People Using Military Cupid?
After talking to a few of the other women on there, what I found was one thing. They said they preferred this site over eharmony or match.com because other people understood them. You get more to choose from on the mainstream sites. But the downside is if you’re from a very tight knit group like the military is, you mostly come across people who don’t understand your world.
At Military Cupid there’s no need to explain everything every time you meet someone new. They’ve all been there – seen it before. That was the main reason. But others just said they found it more friendly and personal. One young single mom I spoke to said she felt the mainstream sites were more like “meat markets” than a place to meet your next loved one.
There is a friendly community feeling about the site and that’s one of the things that makes it worth a visit. As far as membership goes. They split the difference in that you can chat with fully fledged members but anyone who’s on a free account you can’t. It makes sense and at least lets you get started and talking to people without having to decide to pay.