You know the one thing you never expect to happen on vacation?
It always comes as a surprise when you meet someone who tickles your fancy and finds you worthy of a second date. While vacation is an unconventional way of finding love, it is more common than you think.
Traveling Makes You Carefree
There is something about traveling that makes a person feel free, open to the idea of expressing their inner self and connecting with strangers. Vacations provide an environment without judgment where you can let go of all your inhibitions.
But Aren’t Vacation Romances Only Temporary?
It’s true that with vacation dating, there is always the looming fear that it may come to an end. That after two weeks are up you will no longer be able to connect. But it doesn’t have to be this way!
With technology that allows video communication, you can keep things going and ultimately create a real relationship that lasts longer than your holiday memories. Apps like Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp, and Skype make the world a literal global village.
Online Dating While on Holidays
If you are single, ready for dating, and about to go on vacation, you might be wondering how to use your dating app to meet new people while abroad.
In this article, we seek to demystify dating apps for vacations while giving a step by step guide for successfully meeting and locking down a life partner while on vacation.
How to Use Your Dating App on Vacation
If you have already been using a dating app then you shouldn’t put it on pause just because you’re on a holiday.
Using dating apps is a great way to connect with people ahead of your trip and find someone to show you around and hang out. It all depends on what you are looking for.
Find a premium service that allows you to connect with people outside your geographical area
If the version of the app you are using allows you to connect with people outside your normal location, great! If it doesn’t, it would be a wise decision to get one that does.
For example, AmoLatina’s mobile dating app lets you meet singles from Latin American countries. There are numerous other apps like that available, just pick one that suits your destination.
Once your app allows you to connect with more people, state your intent clearly and explicitly. If a great time is what you need, find someone who agrees with that.
Also, don’t forget to mention when you will be on vacation – that will help people find you.
State intent and filter the fluff
If a connection is what you need, then state so. Nothing sucks like being stuck with a good time Charlie when all you wanted was a tour guide or partner to the opera.
- Do not disclose your hotel, where you live or any other information which may serve as bait for a stalker.
- Ensure your family or friends know where you are at any time.
- Trust your gut if you feel something is off and your new friend is acting
- Take all the necessary precautions if you plan on having sex during the vacation.
How to Get the Most Out of Holiday Dating
So yes! You have met someone on vacation. And you are excited but the time is almost up, and you might have to leave.
So where do you begin? How do you make this trip memorable? Here are a few tips.
Don’t expect it
Love is not a force that is within the control of our mortal hands. Let it find you, allow it to seek you out. The best attitude ahead of vacation would be something like this:
Love will find me when the time is right. If it does, then it does; if not, so be it.
Go on dates
While a whole relationship cannot be crammed into a week, you can make the best of the short period by seeing each other as often as possible.
Second dates help to cement the first meeting. You get to learn more about each other. You get to see the feasibility of the relationship and work on ways to make it happen.
Keep the conversations going
If the connection you had with your vacation fling was meaningful, seek to communicate and find ways of keeping in touch. Even after the vacation is over, find a way to loop them into your daily life.
Have a flexible outlook
If relocating to be with someone you love is doable, then why not? Some great romances in history would never have happened if the individuals didn’t consider relocation as something they can and should do for the sake of the relationship.
Some stars never align
Sometimes in life, we meet people for a season, and that is fine. Even if your summer crush doesn’t amount to love, the time you spent was worth it and cannot be taken back. Aim for memorability!