What follows is a list of five things I’ve learned about dating, sex, and love with foreign men in my home country as well as men I’ve met while living and traveling abroad.It is absolutely possible to be hopelessly, swept off your feet by a lad whilst abroad; however, I’ve found that unless you have relocated for a reasonable amount of time, sometimes it’s better if you leave some things unsaid and just live in the moment, preserve the memory.
This does not make any of these things any less memorable, amazing, sweet, or even romantic.
These include, but are not limited to: I’ve found men in the Mediterranean are more forthcoming when it comes to flirting, like the cat calling in Greece, “psst, psst, psst”.
Let’s face it, flirting is cultural and in many of the countries known for its aggressive flirts (think Mediterranean and Balkan countries), the act of flirting, itself, is frequently just a way of interacting with anyone from the opposite sex and absolutely harmless.
I’d like to start off by saying, in general, I’m not a romantic.
Despite my young age, I’m somewhat jaded because of my previous experiences with love and long-term relationships.
This being stated, I find everything about travel and the experiences that go with it, absolutely romantic.
When I’m outside my culture or country I find it exponentially easier to fall in love with people, places, and cultures.
I think part of this is because none of it feels real; when I’m outside my normal day-to-day life, I find it easier to take risks.
While I’ve had my fair share of heart breaks, I take more chances when traveling abroad and thus far, I have no regrets.
There’s a lot of romance in travel, all the new places and people… I’ve come to realize that I may actually be addicted to the romance of travel… I’ve experienced a lot whilst abroad; this includes a lot about the world, cultures, and… I’ve dated, had flings, and even *dare I say* fallen in love, overseas.
Although my experiences are all my own (and I don’t claim that my experiences necessarily reflect those of others), I’ve found some overlap amongst my own experiences.