What sort of advice do you have for someone dating an officer?

I had to make a couple assumptions with this question because I’m not 100% sure what is specifically being asked. I’m going to approach it like you’re going to start dating an officer, and you would like to know how to act. If it’s actually a different question, please feel free to shoot me an e-mail or ask again.
This question is tough for me to answer because I got married as a midshipman, so I’ve never had to date as an officer. I would recommend that you don’t get too hung up on the officer thing. There’s a stereotype that officers are from an upper class type of place, but that’s rarely true. Most of us are just normal guys that were fortunate enough to get a scholarship. One piece of advice would be to do a little research. There are many different types of officers, and it’s always nice when someone at least recogizes the differences. For example, I’m a Surface Warfare Officer, so questions like “What ships have you served on?” shows that someone made the effort to figure out what I do. Overall, I wouldn’t sweat it too much. The majority of us are such huge dorks that we’re probably happy that a girl is actually talking to us. 🙂

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