Love and romance are tricky to enjoy when you’re leading a life in uniform. Because let’s face it – commonalities in lifestyle, routine and interests are major determiners of dating. While Tinder, Bumble, or Hinge are popular with the masses, military singles need something more exclusive, almost tailor-made, to interact with potential partners. Dating life becomes 10x easier when your better half knows the precise nature of your job and what it demands.
So where can you come across someone who’s in the same field as you? Where are these brilliant military singles hiding? Well, they aren’t. You’ve just been looking in the wrong places. I’m here to guide you toward the right avenues of romance with the 10 best military single sites to try in 2022. Give them a go and you’ll see how there are many military singles out there who were waiting for you to join!
The only military single I’ve ever encountered is my cousin Peter. And he’s always talking about the challenges of dating someone who struggles with his life in the military. “No matter how well it starts out”, he says, “complications always crop up.” He has to repeatedly explain why he can’t be available more often. Either that or the distance gets between the two. So Peter, my dearest, this one’s for you; I hope I can help, so you’ll finally stop whining into my ear all the time.
10 Best Military Singles Sites To Try In 2022
You’d think that your choices are limited with something as specific as military dating sites. Well, you couldn’t be more wrong. There’s a wide range of options out there that are enough to sustain ALL the military singles on this planet. But I’ve classed things up by choosing the top 10 places you can create a profile on. No matter which sort of military single you are, you’ll find something that clicks in this list.
Are you excited? Because I sure am. It’s time to help all the Peters across America, and dive straight into these military dating apps. Let’s explore their pros and cons so you know what’s the right fit for you. I don’t want you looking for single military men on Facebook anymore.
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A few of you might know about this platform already because it’s been around since 2006 (yes, that’s right). One of the best military dating sites available, MilitaryCupid boasts of a membership base of over a million. This means there’s a huge pool of people who have much in common with you. You’re very likely to date online successfully. I’m quite fond of Cupid Media’s designs even though they’re nothing novel.
The profiles you’ll see are all in depth because of the prompts and questions offered, and the site (and its app) are not very hard to navigate. The cost of becoming a member may seem hefty, but as they say – you can’t put a price on love. (Niche dating sites are usually pricey.)
MilitaryCupid even has a section dedicated to ‘success stories’ so you can check out the military singles who’ve lucked out on finding love online. Because it’s a reliable site, there are very few chances of getting catfished. It has separate profile pages like Navy Dating, Marine Dating, Military Men/Women, Army Penpals, etc. I’m very sure you’ll find what you’re looking for here!
Now I know what you’re thinking – eHarmony isn’t a military dating site specifically. And you’re right. But when you can’t find military dating apps, you find the military IN the dating apps. Just for context, MilitaryCupid has over a million members, while eHarmony has 29 million members. You see what I’m saying? Plus, eHarmony matches you with people on the basis of a personality test. It focuses on compatibility and like-mindedness which is really remarkable.
Again, eHarmony is expensive to join, but the stellar reviews suggest it’s an investment worth making. A very important thing to note about this site is its emphasis on serious dating. If you’re a military single looking for some fun or casual dating, eHarmony is not for you. Most people who join in here are looking for something long-term.
Another bonus point in eHarmony’s favor, is the variety of specialized dating sections available. You’ve got dating over 50, Christian dating, Black dating, Hispanic dating, Gay dating, and much, much more. When the options are countless, you have ample opportunities to find the right person.
3. Military Friends
Don’t judge a book by its cover and don’t judge a site by its presentation and design. Okay maybe judge it a little bit. But what looks like a prehistoric webpage is actually a pretty good niche site for military singles. If you aren’t a website person like a lot of my friends, you can follow their Facebook page instead. You can find single military men on Facebook too.
There aren’t many members on Military Friends (as compared to the other platforms) but maybe that makes it more low-key. The general public isn’t flocking here anytime soon.
The site is free (yay!) so you can sign up and browse the profiles available for fun. If you’re the kind of person who loves a pop-culture lifestyle, you may find the site to be a little…vintage? But it’s certainly worth checking out. Like most other dating apps, it first shows matches which are geographically closer. This oldish military dating site might just bring you and your soulmate together.
This exclusive site with its very self-explanatory name is up next on our list. It’s exclusive because you have to be a part of the uniformed profession like the military or medicine to join. Here’s why I like the idea of limiting membership on the basis of profession: an individual working in the same field as you will grasp the challenges that your job brings. Two doctors working a ten-hour shift will not get upset with each other for not having enough time.
Surprisingly, this site is older than MilitaryCupid because it was established in 2004. The point being – you can trust it. Just like eHarmony, it figures out your type by taking a quiz. I think it combines the good parts of all the others, making it one of the best military dating sites! While the membership fee might widen your eyes a little, you can always take a look before paying up. If a profile (among the 2 million) catches your eye, join the site properly. Worth a shot? I think so!
Love the name of this site. But ladies and gents, Seeking isn’t a military dating site only. If you choose to join, you’re going to come across a vast range of individuals who belong to different fields. Now, Seeking places emphasis on quality; you’ll come across many people who look intriguing. However…most of them won’t be interested in a committed relationship.
Seeking is more of a casual, hookup-y, no-strings-attached zone. You can set up your profile at lightning speed and presto – you get a free trial before they ask for a lot of money per month. There’re many women on the site who’re drop dead gorgeous and they outnumber the men too.
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A common review I’ve come across is that Seeking is built for ‘sugar dating’ – a modern relationship term which means a relationship between a wealthy older person and a younger (often more attractive) person. Now if anything remotely close to this is up your ally, you should give the site a go. Maybe you’re a military single who doesn’t want commitment yet!
6. Soldier Match
Hmmm here comes the shady stuff. I’m exaggerating, it isn’t exactly shady, but more …suspenseful. Despite my best attempts at scouring the internet, there were sparse reviews for Soldier Match. However, it is a niche military dating site, so maybe that explains the lack of buzz around it. I won’t lie, the webpage isn’t very attractive to look at. But as I’ve said before, there’s more to it than appearances. It charges a membership fee for complete access to the services.
I can understand that you’d have security concerns with a site that seems a little underground, but give it a perusal. Due to the lack of options and awareness, military singles often join these sites. They think they have no choice except outdated sites for dating in uniform. So, you may come across a gem of a person amidst some weird profiles.
When you’re deployed to areas that have very little potential of any social activity, online dating becomes a little harder. Since most dating apps, even military dating apps, function on the geographical proximity of matches, you could find yourself socially isolated online as well as offline. Zoosk recognizes the potential of lifting geographical barriers by bringing an international membership base. People from all around the world are present on Zoosk, so your potential love could be in Japan and still find their way to you.
But when there are so many fishes in the (online) sea, some of them leave because of pollution. Zoosk has many inactive members who’ve given up on finding love online. But the members that ARE active are quite delightful. There’s a healthy ratio of men and women too (which is quite nice for a change). Their focus on international dating means they have approximately 40 million profiles from across the globe!
In comparison with the other sites out there, Zoosk is pocket-friendly too. Its affiliation with Facebook means that your social media info can be incorporated to find you a match. You can always look for single military men on Facebook, but Zoosk is easier. No long and boring questionnaires here. But many annoying pop-up ads…
This actually looks like the kind of site that’s rare to come across. It proclaims that EliteSingles caters only to those looking for a serious relationship. Over 85% of members are 30+ and more than 85% have a university degree. Call me kooky, but I’m instantly attracted to this site for professionals. This site emphasizes on ‘intelligent matchmaking’ with millions of users. As a military single, coming across someone from your field might take a while, but you never know – another single over 30 can catch your eye!
This site/app needs a personality test, and has a very grown-up vibe about it. What I hear is, ‘no nonsense will be tolerated here – we’re all adults!’ In my opinion, you ought to take a shot at EliteSingles to find single military men. It is pricey for sure, but I remind you what A.D. Aliwat said: “If love is free, it will be of very, very little value.”
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Come on, you gotta remember Match! As one of the classic dating sites, Match has manyyyyy members – of which quite a few belong to the military. So, your chances of finding a military single like you are quite high. A super nice point about this site is that it is LGBTQ+ friendly. And you can use a lot of filters to customize your search. It has kept up with the times by providing the option of video calling your match.
No matter where you’re reading this from, Match is available in over 50 countries, and you can sign up right away. The researchers and analysts of the app put in a lot of effort trying to understand current relationship trends. They conduct nationwide surveys and studies to get a grasp of what their users want. Match is quite reliable if you’re into traditional (online) dating, and are looking for single military men.
10. U.S. Military Singles
The last but never the least! If you think you knew what ‘niche’ meant, I have some news for you. This military dating site probably has the smallest base of members relatively. It is your entry into the world and lives of deployed soldiers and other military personnel. It’s been around for 16 years and it knows what it’s doing! It’s got a pretty simple user interface, and functions nicely. Other than that, it has a membership fee which you should definitely pay. I think it’ll be tough to come across a site more specialized than this one is.
It gives you the option of checking matches in your area immediately, and this will make your life very easy. The member base is not international (of course), and you can find a fellow American military single with a little scrolling. What are you waiting for? Off you go to check out this site.
And voila! That was the phenomenal list of the best military dating sites and apps for 2022. I’m fairly certain that something here has caught your eye (you’re welcome). I wish you the very best as you embark on the journey of military online dating. Do comment and let us know whether your mission was successful!