Would you search for a travel partner on a dating site? It turns out plenty of women are.
Take Jenna for example, a woman who decided to join eHarmony to find a traveling partner to join her on a variety of trips. When she signed up for the acclaimed dating site, Jenna decided to reset her location settings to find a person who had the same values and a traveling spirit. Luckily, she was matched with her now-husband Ben. When they met virtually, Ben and Jenna were 7,500 miles apart and eventually coordinated their travels to meet in person. Since then, the two have gotten married and traveled the world together.
Although Jenna’s method to find love is extremely unconventional, other women have claimed to use similar methods and risks to connect with men abroad. In a compilation of love stories for Vagabound3.com, female travel bloggers shared how they met their significant others in places that were unfamiliar to them.
Edna, who runs the site ExpatEdna.com, revealed how she and her fiancé fell in love in Singapore after she became his roommate. “There were already two guys in the flat, they were looking for a third roommate. One was British and had just moved to Singapore a week earlier, so I immediately started inviting him to hang out as I remembered how hard it could be to find a group of friends after moving to a new city. After a couple weeks we knew we liked each other; once we moved into the flat we hung out even more and after a month started dating. We took our first trip together after only six weeks, to the romantic island of Bali,” she shared.
Amanda, the founder of MacroMama, shared how her husband proposed to her a few months after they met on a crowded street in Marrakesh, Morocco. “We did keep in touch and in a few months, I had booked a ticket for a short visit and found myself again in Morocco. He asked me to marry him on this trip and as fast and crazy as it seemed – I knew it was right. After seven years, an immigration headache and two kids, we’re as in love as we were at that first glance.”
Do you think travel is the perfect segue to romance?