Travelling single women get a good dose of travel advice to avoid “lurking dangers” perceived to hound them. Traveling single men, on the other hand, don’t get enough of these advices though they get as much obstacles and risks when travelling round the world.
Women are also perceived to travel for various reasons; finding romance is one of them. Men are presented with a lot of perks when travelling, including hooking up with other people for a lot of things – fun, adventure and self-discovery, but romance is generally not part of the equation. Whatever is their reason there are also straight men who would also love encountering women for a romantic hookup that can perhaps lead to something really special.
Not every man is as suave as “Valentino” who knows exactly what to say and do to make sparks fly in a romantic way. If you want to know “how to meet women while you’re traveling,” find out from a real girl who travels. The article has been written by Stephanie Be and published in Thrillist – Travel Section. Here are some tips from this girl:
Where to meet women
Anywhere. Seriously, unless you’re at a funeral a la Wedding Crashers, or in a men’s bathroom, you can meet women. Try the hotel restaurant during breakfast, the local park, your hostel’s common room, or on public transportation…
Women are everywhere. Well, except at Mets games. Nobody goes to Mets games.
Play the traveler card
Congratulations, you’re a traveler and that makes you interesting, adventurous, and that much more attractive — at least while you’re traveling… Women who are traveling often seek a good time, too, and you can be a part of it.
If you’re after a local, give her a short vacation in her hometown. Women are after attractive men, too, and there’s nothing like feeling the traveler’s spirit right at home. Embrace it! Your accent is sexy…
Do it in daylight
… It’s basically 100 percent less sleazy if you meet a girl when the sun is shining. Think about it. Who’s more wholesome: The guy at Starbucks, or the guy at the club?
The later in the day/night, the bigger the “Hit On Me” tattoo across a woman’s forehead seems to grow…
Stephanie also gives high points to “just plain talking.” You don’t have to fear rejection because if she does, you can just forget about her. If both of you are travellers, you got tons of interesting topics to talk about – places you’ve been to, exotic foods you tried, people you met, and what’s next in your bucket list. If you can’t seem to find the right words to say, Stephanie offers a few starters.
Stephanie also said you must “Carry something to share.” This emphasizes two positive traits – planning ahead and generosity. Sharing something can lead to sharing more with you in the next hours, days, or even longer.
If you are wondering where this chatting and getting comfortable with each other lead you, take time to delve deeper. “Confirm her interest.” This is revealed in a lot of ways, if you are observant and really interested in knowing more about the girl. A simple engaging conversation can give away part of who she is or what she’s interested in.
After all the talking and enough selfies, you may think she’s ready to “seal the deal.” Maybe yes, maybe no! If you are truly interested, take a step back and evaluate all those body language. Maybe those subtle brushing of arms, dancing and other intimate gestures can suggest she’s into you.
But wait! Where is she from? What are her boundaries? Don’t raid the fridge if she’s just offering a snack.
Don’t go kissing the girl when it is “unsolicited, unwanted, and uninvited …”
You need to consider about cultural differences; she may not be really meaning what you think she means. It is always good to validate.
But then again, you are on a holiday. If you misread a woman’s body language, that’s tough luck. Maybe she is one of those who are really serious about travel and not looking forward to meeting men in some romantic way. Just move on. Continue to enjoy your travel.