How To Date Whilst Travelling

Travelling the world is an activity that is on most people's bucket lists; you can see incredible unseen corners of the planet, experience new cultures, and (perhaps most importantly) take a well-needed break from work. It's likely that you will meet lots of interesting people along the way, but if you want to find more than just friendship on your travels, it can be difficult. Finding people to connect with can be hard when you know you're just passing through, and the thought of a long-distant relationship often scares people into running away from the idea. However there are lots of ways to keep in touch these days with Skype and Facetime to name but two, so don't automatically shy away from a long-distance relationship as it can work for some. So with that in mind, here are a few things that you can do to aid your dating mission whilst you're travelling.

Get involved

This kills two birds with one stone; you will inherently get to experience more of the local culture whilst also making some new connections. Do some research on the area you are going to visit and sign up for a class or a club that catches your eye; it could be something you have done before and love, or something that you've always wanted to do but never had the opportunity to try. Chances are when you meet someone along the way, you'll already have one thing in common - with the most likely scenario being that both of you don't have a clue what you're doing.

Try out an app

Online dating is often used to find people at home, but it can be very helpful to find like-minded people when you're away. You could try alternative dating methods, such as online dating sites, for example, where you can search for people in your specific area and narrow down your options by looking at their shared interests and hobbies. If you're travelling locally, for example in Northern Ireland, trying dating with Badoo is always a good idea, as meeting up with someone who has been in the area longer can not only be a way to find romance, but it can also provide you with plenty of date ideas as your date will know the area. With this, you don't have to worry about finding someone you think you might get along with but then later find out that you have absolutely nothing in common, after which ensues a horror story of a first date.

Take recommendations

This, again, helps you make the most of your travels whilst getting to know new people. Take time to talk to the people that live locally in the area you are visiting and get recommendations for places to eat, drink, and shop - you will usually end up meeting the most interesting people this way. Taking a step out of your comfort zone will ensure a travelling experience you will never forget. 

Visit an 'ex-pat' bar

It's likely that there will be others from your home country travelling or living alongside yourself. By visiting a pub or bar that is mainly visited by ex-pats, you will meet people who you already share a lot in common with (and speak the same language) which obviously makes connecting with them a lot easier. They will also hopefully know some secret gems that they can show you whilst you're in town.

However you choose to do it, dating whilst travelling is completely possible and surprisingly exciting. As long as you take sensible precautions and never put yourself in danger, there is no reason why you can't make romantic connections while travelling the world.

*Guest post by Nicky Petersen 

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  1. My American intern met his now wife whilst working with me back in 2007 and they’ve recently moved to Italy x