However, because law enforcement officers endure a lot of stress on the job, a few helpful tips can help you better understand their behaviour and know what a relationship with them has in store.
Police officers spend their days hunting down criminals and protecting people in need.
Don't pressure her to talk about things if she doesn't want to -- a police officer's job can entail some pretty horrific incidents -- but let her know that she can talk to you about anything if she wishes.
Being overly nervous and tense might have funny and cute consequences in films, but it doesn’t work that way when it comes to dating.
Leave your past experiences and preconceptions at the door, order whatever you like, laugh, listen and just talk about what makes you tick.
Personally, I like to ask what someone’s favourite childhood TV show was – and if they judge me for being a Scooby Doo fan!
My least favourite part of dating can be summed up in one word: games.
Police officers have an extremely tough job that may involve lengthy time and tough circumstances.
That doesn't change who they are, and if you find yourself dating an officer, you shouldn't necessarily change anything that you would do in a relationship with another person.
Both men and women can definitely be guilty of this – but games are simply better avoided.
Being genuine about your feelings and intentions will set both of you more at ease.
Which has the additional benefit of letting you work out whether you’re compatible much earlier on!
We might go to great lengths to come off as confident, but most men (if they’re anything like me) are secretly suffering from first date nerves. If you’re struggling for ideas, have a read of our first date questions.
It’ll cause a lot fewer problems down the line (especially when you have to come good on your claim of being a chilli vodka aficionado. And after all, everybody’s more attractive when they’re relaxed.