While this is normal, be prepared for times when your partner may be worried about a case and is likely to tune out even while you are talking.Also a cop may not be able to discuss all aspects of his/her work with you since a good deal of them may have to with security issues.Instead your partner needs to know that you support him/her and needs to be able to do his job correctly – which is not possible if you keep obsessing about his/her safety and call him/her up twenty times a day.Be independent Since you cannot depend upon your partner to give you company on all evenings, you need to be responsible for your own socializing.So if you are the kind who relies on somebody else to run a home, be careful of settling down with a policeman or policewoman.Learn to give your partner space On those occasions when your partner is off-duty, you may be tempted to bond with him/her through conversation.You may secretly want to spend every free moment with your beloved only, but try to understand that socializing with other cop families during Sunday picnics or Saturday night barbecues is a significant way of bonding with other cops, upon whom your partner may have to depend for his/her safety.If you are seriously interested in settling down with your partner, you may even have to do volunteer work for police family welfare associations and other such non-profit causes.
And yet if you seriously want to date a cop, you have to develop a tough skin.
And an important way to nurture this bonding is to socialize with other cop families.
So if your partner wants to take you along to meet his/her friends and their families, don’t refuse outright.
He/she may be asked to be on duty or work in rotation so that other cops too can get to spend a special occasion with their families.
Also when you date a cop, you need to get used to the fact that he/she may have to work a lot of overtime.