Who doesn’t dream of travelling around the world? After all, most of us are stuck in the same work routine, staying at the same place and going to the same old office every day. Of course, some people get paid to travel. As much fun as this sounds, it can also be a very lonely place. Between the time you spend in transport and the different appointments you have to attend, it might feel that the only ‘me- time’ you get is when you eventually get to crash at your hotel.
This isn’t always fun, and sometimes having some company can really help. But how do you go around finding a date when you are in a different country? Are there rules you should look for, things you should or should not do? Today we show you 5 dating tips for when you’re abroad, so you may find some companionship whilst not getting yourself into any trouble.
Tip#1 – Research that country’s dating traditions.
This first tip is something that we don’t often think of doing. We travel, and we often expect that people will behave the way we do in our own countries. However, other places around the world have different traditions, and with those come a different approach to coupling altogether. In some countries, simply hooking up with someone for a bit of fun might be seen as a sign of disrespect.
The last thing you want to do is get yourself into trouble with the local population. Not every place around the world is as liberal as Western countries, so do a bit of homework to make sure you’re not setting yourself up for a bad time. Check the internet, ask people who have been to those countries. All it takes is a few minutes of research, it’s easily done!
Tip#2 – Arrange something ahead of your travels
It seems like the theme of this article evolves around homework, and that is because travelling works out so much better when you work things ahead of time. When it comes to dating, you could research international dating sites ahead of time. Talk to people online, make a few connections before you get to that country. You could approach traditional dating platforms, but you could also use the more fling orientated sites that promote local shags sex dating. It all depends on what you’re looking for.
With modern technology and the internet, you can arrange some sort of date before you’ve even set foot abroad. This will give you the time to get to know that person, and to make sure you can plan something nice (or fun) for when you get to your destination. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t improvise, but why not make the most of what the web has to offer if it means you get a better chance at finding the date you are looking for?
Tip#3 – Keep your valuables safe
Just because you are in a foreign country doesn’t mean that you’re more likely to have stuff stolen from you. This could easily happen in your own country too, but the fact that you’re travelling means you will probably have more money on you, along with important documents like your passport.
Always use your hotel safe to put money, passport, papers, mobile, electronics… especially if you bring your date back to your hotel room. Again we’re not saying that everyone out there is a thief out to get you, but being on a date can be distracting enough. You might not realise you’ve had your stuff stolen until it is too late. Your best bet is to keep things locked tight, that way you can relax and enjoy the moment.
Tip#4 – Figure out what you want
So this one probably fits in the category of research and homework, but it is basically important that you know what you want. This will avoid any confusions further down the line. So what do we mean by that? It’s simple: are you looking for long lasting love or are you just looking to have fun?
This will help to determine what sort of dating you’re going for, and the people you are looking to date. By being honest, you only stand to gain as opposed to not telling the truth. The last thing you want to do is to promise someone love when you are only looking for a fun fling. So know what you want, and be honest about it!
Tip#5 – One word: respect
Beyond any other thing, it is important that you act with respect. Don’t lie to people, and don’t act in a worse way just because you’re not at home. This can apply to travelling in general, but even more so about dating abroad. Respect is all about taking into account the local traditions, as mentioned earlier in this article.
However it is also about treating people right, in a way you expect others to treat you. Let’s not treat people like commodities just because you know you’ll eventually leave. It is something that people do very often, and it makes other travellers look bad. Instead bring in a positive attitude and show a good dose of respect. Trust us, your dating life will only stand to benefit from it and you will return home feeling you’ve done the right thing.
It is actually quite simple
As you can see, some of this advice is pretty simple. So simple in fact that it might sound a bit condescending, but that is not the aim here. The point to this article is to allow you to have a good time when you’re dating abroad, to make the most of your travels. So don’t forget to follow those 5 simple tips and you will have the best time you can have. Get ready to discover the fun aspects of dating in another country, without any of the negative sides!