I know I talk about dating a whole lot, but it happens to the best of us: You meet a man/woman and you have the most amazing time for whatever long your trip lasts. You know you only have a few days or weeks, but you are kind of hoping it goes on for longer… Could it be?
Some people (like myself) are terrible at dating. I’m not cute or flirty or seductive. I am not one of those who laugh at unfunny jokes because I want to get into someone’s head and agree with everything, I am not afraid to tell that I have dreams to fulfill and that I lead a life somewhat unusual and that I love being a nomad. Those are not commitment issues. It’s a way of life.
I’m not the kind of girl that is always sweet and always beautiful, the typical good girl who always seems to be dating someone officially. I have a hard time dating.
Oh, but I do love the way my heart pumps when meeting someone AMAZING on a trip.
Love while traveling?
We are human beings and we are not exempt from that happening to us. To fall in love is something that you can not provoke or avoid, it is not something that is decided, simply, when you least expect it, it happens.
Going out with someone while you are traveling is a situation where many travelers have different opinions. For starters, the situation itself provokes divided opinions.
Hanging out with someone on your trip
You go around the world with your backpack on your shoulder, collecting beaches, bridges, museums, mountains, and suddenly: you meet someone. It may be a local or it someone from another part of the world who is also visiting.
Whatever the case, this is an experience that really, whether it works or not, you’ll never forget. Having a relationship with someone is an adventure, now imagine going out with someone from another country, another culture, another way of life… It is no less than AMAZING!
There’s no insurance to dating
After all, what is a date? An organized meeting where you come and drink wine to be able to get information about the other person and decide if you like them? I am a wild horse, restless and curious, and my attitude to life is a reflection of my attitude in relationships: I go for them all. Look for someone with whom to eat anything, anywhere, while there is wine in between.
There was a point in my life where I was afraid or emotional, but not any more.
Also, traveling may be a perfect opportunity to explore other kinds of love, or other attractions! *wink, wink*
No time to mess up
Dating is like a trial and error period, but when you travel, there is no time to “experiment” and “wonder”. One of the big differences between someone you can only date and someone you travel the world with is that instant bond, that natural sense of trust, and that endless desire to share it all with one another.
It is someone with whom you want to share your whole world and that makes you forget everything else for a minute. It seems intense, but intensity is a mandatory requirement to travel with someone.
Nobody should be afraid to have a connection with someone else, we can learn a lot and explore faces of ourselves that we didn’t know we had. Clearly, with the necessary precautions, since you literally do not know anything about the other person, and also bearing in mind the advantages and disadvantages to which you submit. In the end, it’s not rally a relationship.
Still, finding the love of your life does not depend on whether you change your country or live your entire life in the same place. Those things are not sought, they just happen. What you can do to make it easier is to do the things you like. The right person will come when you START TO DO THE THINGS YOU LOVE.