Many travelers say that one of the best things about traveling is the people you meet. However, not many people would even consider dating people we meet on the road.

Of course, there are flings in between every few trips but the minute we board our flights back home, we’re headed back to our real lives and that’s where the relationship ends. Some people are hesitant to continue being involved with their fling because they believe it won’t work out.

However, with the digital lifestyle increasing and travel becoming easier on the wallet, more trans-globe relationships are blooming. 

Who says you can’t date while traveling? That same fling may be the perfect opportunity for finding long-lasting love. Here are reasons you shouldn’t avoid dating when traveling.

You’re Better Than Ever Before

Did you know that when you are in a new place certain parts of your brain that are usually ‘slumbering’ get switched on? Our smell, visual, and hearing sense tend to increase. The reason for this is that we naturally become more curious when surrounded by a new environment. 

One could say that you are the best version of you when exploring new areas. Not only are we more aware of our surroundings but we also notice people, both travelers and locals. If you’re anything like me, you most likely won’t randomly approach strangers and start conversations.

Although I don’t particularly enjoy it, I do try to speak to strangers when traveling. Call me crazy but one of the things that give me the confidence to approach a cute guy is the fact that I will probably ever see him again. Let me explain. There’s simply no need to feel embarrassed if he isn’t interested. You can just walk away and it will be over. However, if he is interested that will be great too. It’s a 50/50 percent chance. As they say, love shows up in the most unexpected places, even when you’re sipping a summery cocktail at a beautiful beach resort.

So Much In Common

People who travel are generally naturally curious, have an open mind, and are adventurous. All of these are great qualities to share with a lover who can explore the world with.

You already have something in common with all the other travelers you meet. ”Like what?”, you may ask. Well, you’re both from somewhere other than where you are at the moment.

This shared fact already opens up dozens of conversation topics. What’s it like where you’re from? What do you think of this place you’re currently in? How is it different from where you’re from? What brought you here?

The answers can reveal deeper truths about who you are as well as how you see the world. These two things create a shortcut to connecting with people who are on the same wavelength as you.

No Better Love Story

What better love story is there than two people falling in love in an exotic foreign place. No matter where you are, the novelty and mystery of new places give an automatic romantic status.

Being in a relationship with someone who also enjoys traveling gives you the opportunity to travel with them. You can explore new places together while making memories. It’s a two for one deal!My boyfriend and I have made a bucket list together which we plan to complete as a couple.it includes places that we each dream of visiting. I mean come on, what is more romantic than going on adventures with your life partner?

Puts Relationships To The Test

When dating someone who lives in the same city as you, it’s easy to see them as often as possible. As a couple, you start to blend your lives together. However, when you meet somebody from a different city, it’s more challenging to stay in touch and build a romantic relationship.

This is the main reason why many people say that long distance relationships are not their cup of tea. Some may say that the communication factor is a disadvantage and they’d be correct. 

Enough negativity, let’s have a look at the positive side. The test of distance and time is also a great way to determine a relationship’s potential. It can indicate how interested each person is in the other and how strong their connection is. It will soon be clear who is willing to put in the extra effort to make the love be long-lasting.

Personally, I believe it is possible to travel while being in a relationship. It is up to the individuals to decide whether or not a few months or even years of long-distance is worth the wait for a potential lifetime adventure with their soulmate. You make your own fate.

Modern Age Of Technology

The modern age of technology provides us with a list of communication methods that have never been longer. No matter where you currently are, there are plenty of cellphone apps which allow you to message, talk to, and even ‘see’ your lover any time of the day. 

Of course, seeing them on the phone is not the same as being there in person. On the switch side of things, technology has made long-distance relationships far easier than it was back in the day!

It’s not only technology which has drastically improved, travel has too! It’s now more affordable and convenient if you know where to look. There are many short-term rooms available online that you can rent. It is often cheaper than a bed at a hostel and more comfortable too.

James Preece
Dating Coach and Dating Expert at The Dating Guru
James Preece is the Dating Guru.

He is the UK's leading Dating Coach and Relationship Expert, helping 1000s find love each year.