How to date a male cop

Written by michelle renee | 13/05/2017
How to date a male cop
Many women are attracted to police officers (horses police in city image by araraadt from

Many women are attracted to a man in uniform, and police officers are a commonly coveted type of uniformed man. Dating a police officer is much like dating a man in any other profession; however there are a few differences that some women don't take notice of when pursuing a relationship with a policeman. Knowing a few things about the life of a policeman can make it easier for interested ladies to successfully date a male cop.

How to date a male cop
Meet cops at establishments near the police station. (Poste de police, Cannes image by Bruno Bernier from

Find a place to meet police officers. The first step to dating a man in blue is finding one. One way to meet police officers is to hang around their favourite gathering places. Quite often you'll find groups of policemen sharing meals at coffee shops near the police station, or enjoying a few off-duty beers at local taverns nearby. Make the rounds of the establishments near your local precinct, or join your Neighborhood Watch program and you will likely meet a few good men.

How to date a male cop
Obey the law or risk your relationship. (manette image by Cristiano Pugno from

Obey the law. One of your top priorities should be to obey the law regardless of who your boyfriend is, but to date a police officer will require you to go by the book on all accounts. You won't want to him compromise his principles (or his job), and neither will he if you are doing something illegal. No matter what legal issues you may have had in your past, make sure your present and future are squeaky clean to ensure a smooth-running relationship with a male cop.

How to date a male cop
Be prepared for dating at odd hours. (clocks image by Mikhail Malyshev from

Be accepting of odd and inconvenient schedules. Because protecting the public is a 24-hour-a day responsibility, police work is anything but a 9-to-5 job. Most cops are required to rotate shifts, work early or overnight shifts, and sometimes have only a few days off in long periods of time. Be prepared to spend time together at unusual times of day or night, during brief interludes, with occasional long periods of time apart. You must exhibit considerable independence to maintain a dating relationship with a cop.

How to date a male cop
Join a Neighborhood Watch program to meet cops. (neighbourhood watch poster image by robert mobley from

Date cops in your neighbourhood police district. If you want to make the most of his limited time while dating a police officer, try to date men who are stationed within your neighbourhood, city, or town. Most cops are required to live in the city that they are patrolling. If you're dating a policeman who works in your area, it's likely he lives nearby as well. Reducing travel time for a man who already has a tight schedule can enable you to spend more quality time together.

How to date a male cop
Educate yourself about police work. (interest image by Petro Feketa from

Take interest in his work. Like men of any other profession, cops come home after a hard day's work and talk about their day. Having an interest in what he does, and various police cases or procedures will help keep conversations flowing and let him see that you think he is interesting.

How to date a male cop
Refrain from worrying. (headache image by Jarek Miarka from

Try not to worry. This may be the hardest part about dating a male cop. You must remember that the chose his profession to protect society from crime and will often put himself in harm's way in the line of duty. You must appreciate and respect that decision no matter how frightening it may be for you, particularly when a relationship is becoming serious.


Some police precincts sponsor community events that can be handy places to meet cops.

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