Tuesday, January 19, 2016

What do you think about dating on the road?

Travelling abroad always loosens up some people (at least, that's how I feel), making them more open to the possibility of going out of their comfort zones and doing new and exciting things. When was the last time you felt exhilarated, excited, and giddy all at the same time? When you felt gung-ho, ready to take on whatever the world sent your way today? Only travelling does that to me.

For two, please
Being in a new country with an entirely different culture and [more] "interesting" locals, why not take the chance and ask that person you've been eyeing for coffee? Or be bold and ask that person out on a date? That would seem like a logical thing to do seeing as you might not see that person again anyhow.

What baffles me though (and I am speaking in generalities here) is after bumping into that person for, let's say, three times in a day paired with a little bit of chit-chat, exchange of pleasantries and mobile numbers, no one ended up asking anyone out on a date. And I, as the onlooker, was certain feelers were sent out from both parties.

Here's another case: when one party finally finds the courage to ask that person out, the latter has already moved on and either gone back to their hometown or is in an entirely different continent. Wasted time and opportunity.

On a more positive and personal note, some initial awkward friendships forged abroad have panned out into real dates. So that was great, and pretty much one of the highlights of my trip.

So anyway, this is more like a poll of sorts:

Do you readily ask someone out on a date (or even a coffee date, if you wanna play it safe) when you're abroad?

- If yes, can you tell me what happened afterwards? Was it fun, did it all pan out in the end? 

- Or if you don't, what hinders you from doing so?

I'd love to read about your experiences so fire away below!

Additional reading: 

The laws of love on the road
I loved reading this because I am that traveler who anticipates meeting someone while traveling. Life is just more exciting that way :)


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