Have you ever heard of the woman who found her Prince Charming not at a bar or some seedy night club, but on a uniform dating site? She didn’t have to spend hours sitting at the bar and get hit on by a bunch of drunken fools who had nothing to offer her other than some lewd suggestions of what they could do together in the ally. Instead, she was able to find her ideal man from the comfort of her own home and when her schedule allowed.

For many singles, online dating opens up doors that a lot of people didn’t realize existed. For example, you may have always wanted to date someone in the military, but you were intimidated by their strong personalities and you never approached one to make an introduction. By joining a uniformed dating site, you have the ability to meet all sorts of uniformed professionals, some of which you may have never thought were possible.

Here are some other benefits of joining a uniform dating site:

  1. Looking for available singles is a great way to pass the time.

When you find that you have some free time and you are wasting your time browsing social media or other websites, you could be using that time to search the website of your choice for eligible single uniformed professionals. With an online dating site that caters to people who want to be with police men, firefighters, doctors, military folk, or anyone else that requires a uniform, you have a bevy of singles to choose from. All you really have to do is perform a search for the type of person you want to meet and viola, you have a selection of singles in your area that you could reach out to.

  1. Improve on your conversation skills.

In order to converse with someone you meet online, you have to have some kind of conversation skills—after all, how else are you going to keep their interest? Looks alone can only get you so far, after all. With online dating, you can focus on the conversation at hand and really think about your answer. How many times have you been in the midst of a conversation, become so flustered that you start tripping over your words and you wind up feeling incredibly foolish? With online dating, you can work on your conversation skills and come off as the witty person that oozes charm.

  1. You’ve become a risk taker.

More often than not, you may not have tried doing something because it is too new and too unfamiliar. When you take the chance of joining an online dating site, you are taking matters into your own hands and being proactive. You can be that bold woman who goes after what she wants, and the men (especially the uniformed ones!) will definitely take notice.

  1. You won’t sweat the small things.

Most people does the traditional dating thing tend to freak out when they don’t hear from the other person right away—especially if they think that everything was going well. With online dating, you already pretty much know that nothing is guaranteed and that they may or may not talk to one another again. Also, with online dating, you aren’t quite as invested in any one date because you’re wise enough to not put all your eggs into one basket, as it were.

  1. The list of deal breakers gets smaller and smaller.

With online dating, you are exposing yourself to a wide variety of great catches, and you’re able to see that the more you talk to people. By opening yourself up to different types of people, you are see the good qualities in folks and overlook the fact that they may not have a chiseled jawline or they may not have a Harvard degree. Instead, you can appreciate the fact that they have strong morals, similar passions in life, and tend to be an honest person.

  1. Cultivating friendships.

Even if you don’t find your next partner on a dating website, you can at least form strong friendships with the people you meet. Although the sites are intended to bring couples together, there is nothing preventing you from making friends.