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Army teenagers have their own social media and are constantly seeking advice from their fellow soldiers, even if it's just in a message. "I'm starting a Facebook group," said 17-year-old military recruit and fan of Army life, Kaitlin. "I'm going to start a Facebook group with the goal of finding a roommate or a boyfriend."
Army teens aren't afraid to be themselves, so don't hesitate to ask any questions about your new best friend, she added. "My group is called 'Pals in the Army.' It's my best friend group. We all are going to help each other out."
"One of my buddies is on the Army Facebook page. He sent me a message and told me he wanted to meet up, so I was like, 'Great, I'll be there.' I've always thought being friends with someone who is in the military is awesome because I can really understand it," said 17-year-old Army recruit.
Navy teens are constantly looking for other teens who share their interests. "Navy tattooed guys Facebook is kind of a hub, but they've got a lot of cool groups to talk to like 'Fashion for a Dummy' and 'Hobbies for Girls.'"
Navy guys are also eager to meet new friends. "I'm currently in the Navy and I have thailand cupid dating a lot of friends," said Navy member. "I have three guys over on my friends list. One of them has a girl and they're trying to get her to join their group. So, they're always trying to find new girls to talk to."
The military makes having a boyfriend in the army it pretty easy for teens to connect with other kids on Facebook. "If you have a bunch of buddies, it's prison pen pals georgia pretty easy to message each other. It's basically one tap on your phone and you're connected," said Navy member.
According to the Military Dating Apps Survey, over the past year, almost half of military members surveyed said they use Facebook.
Military member shared this great story about how he and a couple of friends used Facebook to connect with each other:
"When I joined, I was going through the process of making a new friend, so I started looking through my friends on Facebook. When I did that, I found a friend who I've known since high school. I immediately asked her out and we talked for a bit. It didn't go well. He didn't like my voice and I didn't think it was right for a relationship. After about a week of the conversation, we broke up. I found another guy on Facebook who american single girls was the same age as the first one, and I fell in love with him, and he's our first cousin. "When I first started dating, I felt lonely in my new town. When I found a nice guy on Facebook, I never thought that would ever happen," says the second cousin. She says she's not surprised at the new dating pool, because she's a girl, and that's just what she did. But she's glad that there are so many options. "We can still meet for lunch, hang out, watch movies or just be friends. No longer do I have to worry about who my boyfriend is going to meet. We are now able to meet all of our friends and family without them knowing."
The first cousin, who lives on a military base in Illinois, is a second lieutenant, with more than 4,000 miles on her car, in her uniform and in her service. She's a member of the US Army National Guard. She says she met her boyfriend when he came to visit her when she was in the army. She also says that a year ago, a female friend of her's was deployed and they became fast friends.
A new group of girlfriends are now in their 20s and have been dating for at least six months. They say they're a bit surprised by the new twist.
"We are surprised and we are a little confused," says 21-year-old Olivia, who says she met her first boyfriend when she was 17. She says it was not a formal relationship, just a friendly friendship. She's been dating the same man for three years. "We have a really good relationship," she says.
"We don't have a boyfriend and a girlfriend," says 27-year-old Ashley. She says she had a date with a new boyfriend last week. He was actually her ex-boyfriend, and it was a short date. "We have been together for six months now, which is pretty much what I've wanted, but I've always known I was different. I was always really picky and had some serious issues with boys. I knew I would be different."
So, when it comes to dating, she says, she doesn't really have any preferences. "There's a lot of things I like. I like tall guys and handsome guys, too. But I can't tell you my favorite boyfriend. It's not that I don't like them—they're just not good enough for me." The military doesn't seem to offer much in the way of physical attractiveness to its members. A typical female soldier might not be attracted to a "fat guy," for example, but she might find a skinny guy attractive.
If she is attracted to someone, it's usually not a soldier. "The only reason I single chat online would date a guy with a beard is if he's the chatroom irani best of the best and he's willing to give me a chance." Of course, if she finds him good-looking and willing to make her laugh, she might go for it. But in most cases, soldiers and their girlfriends are on the other end of the scale. "Girls are too scared to say they want to go out with a guy," says Kostanski.