Let’s face it. There are not many things better than going on a vacation. Regardless of what’s going on in your life — private or professional issues — you can always count on a sunny day at a beach to make up for it. Then again, it’s not just about summer vacations. You can travel anywhere abroad, to any climate, and refresh your body and mind.
But is that all there is to travel? Skin tanning, sightseeing, and hiking? Nope! Many people travel abroad searching for romantic adventures. For them, travel is just as much about casual hookups with locals as it is about experiencing foreign cultures, cuisines, and natural beauties. Therefore, allow us to explain their thinking in the following few paragraphs.
You Get a Free Tour Guide
The first and obvious of all pros of hookups abroad is that with a local partner, you get a free tour guide. Sure, this might sound a bit opportunistic, but don’t worry. It’s not. Your local sex partner will take you around town, introduce you to their friends, local bars and restaurants, and cool places which you shouldn’t miss out on. In our eyes, this is the biggest pro of all, as it’s the most authentic experience of any foreign culture.
Unlike professional tour guides, romantic partners won’t bore you with details, dates, and historical facts. Instead, they will mostly concentrate on what’s current. You’ll understand local people better, what their daily lives look like, and you’ll get the hang of what it’s like to live abroad. And to top it off, you’ll have sex outside your comfort zone. If you think about it, it all sounds like the premise of some pulp romantic novel, doesn’t it?
You Get to Know People From a Different Race
Traveling cross-country is great: you get to experience local customs that are somewhat in line with yours and feel proud of belonging to a group of people. However, it can’t compete with going abroad. The change of scenery and the different languages are like going through a magical portal and entering a whole new universe. And if you visit another continent populated with people of different origins and skin color, well, it’s simply otherworldly.
But hold on. We’re not going full-on colonial here. Nope! We’re talking about mixing up with the local population and grasping what their views on life, love, and the world around us are. You see, traveling from the U.S. to Europe is great and all, but it’s not that different. The cultural differences are minor. However, if you visit East Asia, Latin America, or Africa and pursue casual dating, it will be a whole other experience.
People Don’t Know You
Traditional dating and hooking up abroad have almost nothing in common. When it comes to the first, it considers going on dates, making an actual effort, and finally committing to being someone’s partner. It’s as far as removed from casual dating.
Nevertheless, when it comes to hooking up abroad, well, you get to be careless and free as much as you like. In fact, you can even pursue more than one romantic partner without having to worry about it being immoral. It’s casual, without any strings attached.
The main issue you would have with this approach back home is that people know each other. You can’t get away with flirting with anyone you meet. Yet, that’s what’s great about being abroad. You’re pretty much a clean slate for anyone you meet.
You Can Do Everything
Long-term relationships consider much care and planning. No matter how cold that might sound, you can’t be honest all the time with your partner. This is especially true for kinks and quirks between sheets. For example, if you enjoy something that’s not considered normal when it comes to sex, you have to build up the courage to mention it, regardless of how close you and your partner are.
Nevertheless, while abroad and looking for a casual relationship or a one-night stand, you can be as upfront as you wish. There’s no such thing as shame when it’s time to say you like this or that. You don’t have to worry about what your casual partner will think of you the next day, as you’ll be long gone. It’s a one-time thing, meaning everything comes into play — bondage, anal, role play, femdom, etc.
Hooking up abroad is a surprisingly fun experience for any of the previously mentioned reasons. We would recommend it to anyone who finds themselves single in a foreign country. However, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be careful while pursuing casual sex and easy fun. After all, you’re not on your home soil, and some rules might differ from what you’re used to. This is especially true for gay men and lesbians in countries with not so tolerable views about the LGBTQ+ community. To avoid any trouble, we’ll list a couple of tips to keep you safe yet smiling while abroad.
- In case you’re using a dating app to find a casual partner, be sure to check your match on other social media before going out with them.
- Once you agree to meet, do come earlier and observe them from the side as they arrive. Sure, this might sound paranoid, but safety comes first.
- Agreeing to meet someone should only work if you pick a public place.
- If you aren’t a heterosexual, read up on how open the country or city you are visiting is towards your sexual orientation.
- Always keep the contact number of your embassy with you in case anything should go wrong.