Advice dating a cop
While we talk on the phone daily, he only wants to see me once every six or seven weeks. I feel like he has more fun being alone rather than being with me. Both professions seem to draw plucky, hardworking people who are drawn toward service, and can tolerate challenging shift work.
Dear Confused: Your question prompted me to do some reading on the whole nurse-police officer dating nexus, and my casual research reveals that, yes, nurses and cops can make great partners.
You picked up on the detail that she had lost a child.
There's an almost constant stream of bad press about law enforcement, a rash of unthinkable acts of violence against police officers, repeated anti-police protests, horrific mass shootings, and the ever-present threat of terrorism that hangs over all our heads.
Dash cams, body cameras and cell phone cameras have charged the atmosphere and changed the way officers work.
It's not really about the gender though, I would do the same if I was dating males.
These are troubled times for cops and their families.
I started dating a police officer seven months ago. He says, “This is the only way the relationship works.” I complained a few times and asked him if we could see each other more often. I feel like I should tell the groom this — just in case the marriage doesn’t last.