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Upon further review, I think it's probably higher on the RPCV end as it makes sense RPCVs marry other RPCVs.
I mean, this experience changes you and for some reason, it just seems natural to think RPCVs marry other RPCVs.
As long as we aren’t around other volunteers, we remain positive about the goodness in the world. Living 2 years on a monthly salary you probably make in a day is something we are totally comfortable with. We can watch ants for hours and fully understand why chickens are relatives to dinosaurs.
We have read more books and watched more movies than what is healthy. We will not depend on you to spend every waking hour giving us attention. You’ll never hear volunteers complaining about designer labels or water pressure.
I mean, we all hear the rumors, the gossip, the statistics - now, let me blab on about it for the next 2 to 5 minutes.
When I first started telling my friends and family I was considering Peace Corps, I couldn't believe how many people insinuated that in 2 years I would return married.
With only 10% of Peace Corps Volunteers being married when the enter service (stat [link]), the idea that the remaining 90% of us would pair off seemed a little unrealistic. I have talked with RPCVs and it seems like everybody has got a story of a couple that made it.
After all, they’ve spent 27 months dealing with some over-paid government employee’s enforcement of rules sent from Washington that were intended to apply to a small remote village the Washington employee has never been to.
Any returned Peace Corps volunteer can help you deal with that. Employers are always looking for returned Peace Corps volunteers. Employers know this and hire us with the knowledge we can handle anything they throw at us. (But commiserating with fellow volunteers happens all the time.) Deep down, we believe things can and will be better.
We can follow confusing directions and can take you anywhere. When you go back with your Peace Corps volunteer boyfriend or girlfriend to visit, you will become the center of attention. It’s part of the job and temper tantrums aside, we generally enjoy it.
We have been all over places that can’t be found on a map. Any former volunteer is a local celebrity in their community. We may not be prepared to kids, but chances are, we have dealt with many that were not our own.