Travelling opens your mind to new possibilities, who would mind finding true love and falling in love with a new place, new culture, new surroundings, new languages, and perhaps, new people?
I am sure you have heard of these stories before, finding love, especially through travel just heightens your senses, opens your heart to feel new things, and definitely allows you not to give up on love. If you are the kind that loves traveling, imagine how much you would enjoy finding love while at it.
Finding love on a road trip is fun and brings about a thrilling possibility. That being said, having someone to share your travels with is pretty great too. Below are some tips to help you find your better half during one of your trips.
Allow Yourself to Feel Things
If you want to find love on your trips, you need to have your mind open to the possibility. Have yourself prepared to feel things that on a normal day you would protect yourself from.
Allow yourself to live in the moment, and remember not to ruin your trip by obsessing about finding love. Try going on your trip with the belief that if it happens, great, but if it doesn't, you'll still have a great time.
Understand Your Environment
Maybe you did not know this but you cannot stay in your hotel room all day and expect to find love or even enjoy your vacation at all. Why did you go on the trip in the first place?
Go out, explore your environment, and if the trip had several guests with whom you are spending time in the same facility, try and engage in similar activities with them. Go to malls, and restaurants, and hop on public transport, talk to strangers if need be.
Ditch your friends sometimes
Now, if you happen to be on a group trip, you need to leave your group behind and just wander around once in a while. Why do you ask? It is usually harder to meet new people while you are in the company of others.
Who would be willing to approach you when you’re busy being a part of the group you came with? You are definitely pushing away potential because they see you are engaged, seeking you would be very hard.
This, however, doesn’t mean you should be standing around alone looking for love, but maybe take a little stroll around or go have a nice refreshment by yourself. While you’re at it, make an effort to learn how to say “Hello” in the native language.
Be Willing to Start Conversations
For some people, this might be the hardest box to tick especially if you are an introverted person. But, the goal is to remember what you want to gain from this trip. If you want to meet new people you need to stop being shy and have conversations with people.
The conversation does not have to be forced, you can start by asking for simple things like directions, from there, you can get to know them better, share your interests and eventually exchange contacts at the end of the day.
Take advantage of singles-only trips
There are plenty of companies that host singles-only vacations to essentially anywhere in the world on a variety of budgets, let’s not even forge our local brands like bonfire and the rest.
Take advantage of such plans and plunge on a singles-only trip, it might feel like a risk, but it's one that Iverson, a relationship expert says has a strong prospect of paying off. Everyone around you is also single, your chances of finding love are that much greater.
Regardless of whether or not you’re looking for love, going on road trips will help you get a handle on an unfamiliar location. Any kind of group activity will introduce you to new people who might be looking for someone new to mingle with.
When you first get to your hotel or in advance of your trip, do a little homework and google options or activities to engage in the area. And if you’re staying at an Airbnb, even better ask your host for some suggestions.