Badge bunnies, cop groupies, cop fetish... whatever you want to call it, you may encounter members of the opposite sex who are merely interested in you because you're a cop.
Usually it's women who are attracted to male officers, hence the "bunny" moniker. This phenomenon isn't isolated to just cops.
It's the same thing with firefighters, pilots, etc...the list
Let's face it, some women just love a man in uniform. And there's a possibility that it's not just the uniform. There's also the "fantasy" that we've all had at one time or another.
For some women, it's cops and the cop fetish (C'mon guys, don't pretend you don't understand. We've all had the generic "nurse" fantasy, or the flight attendant mile high club fantasy ;)
It can be tempting when a beautiful woman starts throwing herself your way.
But remember, it's the uniform that she loves. She doesn't even know you personally. But for a lot of cops, that doesn't matter.
If you're married, you'll have to decide for yourself what you're going to do when this happens.
And believe me, it does happen. I know of a few coppers who are married or in a serious relationship who have been baited by these badge bunnies. Many of them couldn't resist the temptation and have developed a "double life."
For some of them, they were able to end their torrid affair when they'd had enough.
But, some of the guys werent's so lucky and their marriage is on the rocks to say the least.
But one thing is for sure, the divorce rate in any Police Department is high. You can bet that this phenomenon known as the "bunny" may have something to do with it.
There's also a risk that comes with hooking up with a "badge bunny." Just because they seem to like cops doesn't mean that they can't screw you over.
Aside from knowing that they are interested in a man in uniform, you don't know anything about them.
They could be mentally unstable, could be involved in the criminal element, or they may want a lot more than you're willing to give.
You know the old saying, "a woman scorned..."? Well, a bunny scorned could become really problematic for your career.
The last thing you need is to be working in a high stress job involving shiftwork, scumbags, idiot lawyers, off duty court, and now some "disturbed" woman who you may have thought was really fun and sexy, only to find out that she has 3 personalities and two of them want to cut off your nards...
I guarantee you that it won't be fun trying to juggle your career, marriage (if you happen to be...I'm not trying to judge) and a maniac with an insatiable cop fetish.
Chances are that they have hung around with enough cops to know the system. They're probably aware of the amount of trouble they could cause you if they decided to attend the station house and complain about you for whatever they choose.