I've had my fair share of holiday romances over the years. In fact, I don't think I've ever been on holiday and NOT had a holiday romance. It's bizarre that I find it impossible to find anyone I like in my own country, but I always find a ton of guys I like when I'm abroad. Seriously, even when I was on a cruise with my parents at the ripe age of 16 I had a romance with a guy from Montreal, Canada. When I was in Magaluf at 18 I had a romance with a guy from London who I went to stay with when we got home. Since then, I've had "things" with all types of guys... a 20 year old from Winchester, a 30 year old from The Netherlands and a 32 year old American coach driver from Philadelphia. Talk about a mixed bunch...

They've all been so different (complete opposites in fact) but I've found myself drawn to each and every one of them for different reasons. I guess that's the thing about travelling... what's considered 'the norm' goes out of the window and age/nationality/job prospects don't seem to matter. You take the person at face value regardless of whether they'd be right for you in the 'real world'. It's not just me though... I've had a ton of friends who have met people on their travels. It's kind of the done thing. Maybe it's the #yolo attitude of backpackers or the sun or the alcohol, but everyone seems way more open to meeting people. Relationships are pretty much guaranteed.

But what happens when you have to part ways? Yeah, that's the bit that sucks. All of these amazing memories you've shared together and just like that you never speak again. It hurts... anyone who's been there will tell you that. It's one of the major downfalls of travelling. You can't help but look back on a trip and associate it with a guy you no longer speak to. But if it's happened a fair few times like it has done to me, you kinda get used to it. You learn not to dwell on things, moving on a little bit sooner each time. I personally see it as one of those "It's better to have loved and lost, than to not have loved at all" situations - although granted "love" is definitely way too strong of a word.

So yeah... I think holiday romances are worth it, if you know what you're getting yourself in to. Travelling is an amazing opportunity to meet guys you would NEVER, EVER meet otherwise. That in itself is pretty cool. There are so many incredible people in the world, but you have to be willing to broaden your horizons further than your area code to meet them. And you never know... maybe one day you'll meet someone and it will all work out exactly how it's supposed to!

Let me know what your thoughts are!


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