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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

What does it mean when a marine gives a girl his dog tags to wear?


I forgot to mention that he is now out and not active duty anymore.

Update 2:

I forgot to mention that he is now out and not active duty anymore.

18 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    It's supposed to be like giving a promise ring kind of. But really it means he likes getting in trouble for not having his proper gear or wants to be an MIA or unidentified body if a crisis happened. Or he has a spare set. Also frowned upon.

    Edit to your edit: Being out changes the rebel factor.

  • Seems that N B and shortgil...are the only Vets that know the boy is in deep kimchi when his Gunny finds them suckers missing.

    N B has nailed it though. He either has more than one set or is short a few sandwich's from the picnic basket. Art. 15 if caught without them. You either got played or have a guy that is not overly brilliant and in Luv!

    SSG US Army 73-82

    Edit: That being out part does tend to change things....a lot. Soooo .....never mind

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That is a clear sign of being commited to the relationship. the dog tags sort of represent his life, since they are still with him even in death (one on a toe, the other send to the family).

    Usually a Marine will not give a girl his dog tags unless he is really commited to the relationship.

    Good luck.

    Source(s): Military spouse of amost 7 years
  • 1 decade ago

    Wow you've gotten a lot of douchebag answers...please ignore those that say anything about him or you dying, marriage, morgues, etc.

    The real simple optimistic answer is that he probably cares a lot for you and wants you to have a piece of him. It's almost symbolic of him giving you a piece of his heart. (That's the romantic version we're all hoping for for you...)

    HOWEVER, in some instances this could be just be way of getting you to believe what you have is very special so that you might want to take things further. It's up to you to use your discretion to determine what this meant.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He's just committed himself to you, wear them with pride and honor those tags in all you do. Semper FI baby!, you are now the ol' lady of a Marine.

  • 1 decade ago

    It means he does not need them any more and he wants to put some sort of claim on the girl without having to chuck out any money for an engagement ring. He will expect her to wear them all the time and that is kind of a turnoff for any other guy....

    She needs to say thanks and throw them in her jewelry box along with the rest of her costume jewelry.

  • zach C
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    He really finds that girl special, his dog tags are a way of life for him. They essentially become a part of him, whoever received them must be very special in his eyes.

    Source(s): Served for our country (E-1 Private)
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    He's leaving part of his identity with you, and if he's just gone off to war, he's saying that he'll be back. They ID dead bodies with those tags, so if he gives them to you, then he either expects not to die, or he assumes he will die and wants you to have a piece of him...

    I think you should have sex with him and give it to him as hard as you can while he's still around...

    poor bloke.


  • 1 decade ago

    I believe it’s like giving a girl his "pin" kinda that she is his. Usually that they are a thing/couple or he wants to be.

    Source(s): living on the Texas coast
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    thats special. a marine only has two of those. feel proud

    Source(s): marine corps vet.
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