This week, I want to share with you some of the other travel bloggers who have found love while traveling. This is why so many people pack their bags every day, because there are endless opportunities for discovery, discovery and love.
We can all fall in love, be wooed, split up and fall out of love in a few days. These stories will make your heart smile and make you fall in love with travel again.
In a certain way, almost paradoxically, there is an eternal loneliness that goes hand in hand with travel. In some cases it is very difficult to have a long-term relationship when you are constantly travelling. You can’t be in one place long enough to build a lasting relationship with someone who lives there.
I swear you’ll meet the next person who tells you that long-distance relationships never work, and there are plenty. If you spend a large part of your time travelling, you are more likely to meet someone abroad than if you spend the accumulation of 6 months in a year you have spent abroad in the last 5 years. They spend more time travelling than they do in their own country.
So it’s no surprise that you meet the love of your life when you travel, and there’s a good chance you’ll find your soulmate 3,000 miles from home. While I always rolled my eyes when a family member said that I was finding love abroad, I found that the idea of finding love has become more and more embedded in the back of my head.
I was in Ireland for my gap year, and I knew I had to take this opportunity when I landed in Dublin on a plane to broaden my chances of getting a job sponsorship to stay longer than the one year my visa currently allows me (I currently have a one-year visa). This was my first step towards permanent residency abroad, but not my only one.
When I left South America last year, I knew I didn’t want to fall for anyone and that I wanted to focus on my friendship with my travel partner during the five months we spent together. While there’s drama in travel and romance, good or bad, in my case I just wanted a chance to explore Central and South America unhindered by the drama of love on the road.
Before I met my current fiancée, I had travelled to almost 40 countries on five continents and lived in four different countries. I wanted to plan the next year of my life and find a master’s degree in the city. I was afraid to tell her I wanted to travel alone, especially in the early stages of our relationship. When I first went on a solo trip after we met, I was so nervous that she didn’t even tell me. My partner knew from the beginning that travelling would be a big part of who I am, but I wasn’t afraid of it.
If you’re embarking on a new adventure, it’s a good idea to visit dating sites where you can’t and won’t meet really compatible people on your trip. You can narrow your search to only look at people who live locally, or expand it by looking for potential partners in your city on your itinerary.
If you’re interested in learning more, check out some of the lucky couples I’ve met online, and if you love stories like this, you’ll learn that dating abroad is not just sunshine and fairy tales (dating is idealized far too often online). Every travel expat blogger has a story of a wonderfully successful international relationship that he likes to share with the world.
Each contributor tells the story of a stubborn teenager who hopes to fall in love abroad, but in real life it is much more complicated. You ride your Vespa on a winding road and watch the sunset from a place where only the locals know what you think.
What you get is a rich experience that can’t compete with any other experience in the world, not even a romantic one. It may come as a surprise to some, but it’s much easier to find a date while travelling abroad than at home. There are no preconceived notions, except perhaps a few stereotypes, and fortunately that applies to you too. Add to that the fact that one is often lost in translation due to a lack of understanding of the language, culture and culture of a particular country, and it is not surprising that this can cause a lot of problems.
So I’ve put together a list of things that directly hinder relationships, and some of the things that happen to me and my friends.
This should serve as a warning to all the rigid – eyed – girls who go abroad in search of fairy tales, and to a certain 20-year-old old old man I once knew. Rico Suave came to meet me in the hotspot city where foreign students tend to flock. Thousands of Americans and international students flock to hotspots like this city each year in search of adventure. And these men are making the most of it, but they’re not the only ones out there.