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About Police Officer Dating Sites

by Shelley Moore

If you're a police officer looking for romance, or if you're interested in dating a police officer, a few dating websites offer opportunities to meet singles in that career field. Some of these sites include firefighters, emergency medical technicians and military personnel, also. Most of the sites have free membership.

Significance

Some initiators of police officer dating sites work in the field themselves and can relate to the profession's demands and the difficulty of meeting potential romantic partners. Failed relationships with people who can't cope with the partner's long hours or stress level often make emergency services personnel interested in meeting people within their own line of work. Dating websites can provide that opportunity.

Identification

Founded by a New Jersey police officer, The Badge dating site is designed for people who understand the unusual shifts these workers have, as well as the pressures of the job. The site focuses on single police officers, firefighters, EMTs and military singles. The site has blogs, forums, articles and many other features. Civilians interested in meeting workers in these professions are encouraged to join.

Types

TangoWire operates several dating sites with different focuses, including a police and firefighter site. It offers a multitude of other special interest groups including book lovers, cooks, horse lovers, exercise and fitness buffs, ethnic preferences and many more.

Geography

One dating Website from the United Kingdom is Dating999, launched by a 999 employee to help emergency services workers find romance. The site focuses on employees in the police department, fire brigade, ambulance services, health care careers, coast guard and mountain rescue. As with The Badge, people outside these professions who would like to connect with emergency services workers are invited to join.

Potential

Other dating sites such as Matchmaker can offer potential to meet police officers, since profiles typically include information about the person's career. On at least one law enforcement community message board, officers discuss general dating websites and the success they have found there, or lack thereof. Some mention meeting their spouses or fiancees on these types of sites. Chatting on law enforcement message boards and forums is also a way for police officers to meet with others in their field. A large variety of topics invite discussion no matter what a person's interest is, and it's an easy way to make friends and possibly cultivate a new romance. See the Resources section below for links to two of these forums.

About the Author

Newspapers I have written articles for on a freelance basis or have worked as a stringer for include the Brown Deer Herald, Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, Greendale Village Life, LaCrosse Business News, Milwaukee Sentinel, and River Hills Herald. All are (or were) based in Wisconsin except the Dubuque paper. I also published several short articles in the 1990s with the National Research Bureau, which for many years issued booklet publications such as A Better Life for You, Money Saving Ideas, Reader's Review, and Selected Reading.

Photo Credits

  • Photo by Peggy S. Simoni at http://www.morguefile.com/archive/?display=63987