Finding Love Life Abroad

There’s something about falling in love abroad that is so magical and romantic that you cannot but secretly hope to meet the love of your life on your next trip to a distant land. Even if you’re not typically a person who rushes into relationships, being in a foreign land somehow reveals a new side of you, more spontaneous and passionate. You see your time abroad as a unique opportunity to simply unwind, forget about the rest of the world and find a person who will fill your life with romance and passion. If you’re hoping for this dream to become your love story, here’s how you can make it come true.

A different reality

You enter a lovely bar in Spain and you’re immediately taken by its vibrant and cheerful spirit, moved by the passionate and evocative tones of classic guitar and simply enchanted by a handsome guy standing mysteriously in the corner. You can feel butterflies in your stomach as he approaches you with the most charming smile you’ve ever seen. For you, it is the beginning of the most romantic love story. For him, it might be just another fling with an attractive foreigner looking for love.
Although it might be difficult for you to take off your rose-coloured glasses, you need to remember that this might not be the first international love for him.

While vacations in exotic countries offer plenty of opportunities for new experiences and adventures, you shouldn’t rush into a relationship. Some locals simply want to take advantage of romance-seeking foreigners, so you need to be careful and look out for yourself. If you come across a person who wants to get to know you better, spend more time with you and even continue your relationship when you go back home, chances are that you’re summertime relationship might be more than just a fling.

A date with destiny

Love comes when you least expect it. Instead of looking for love, you should let it find you. You should soak in every second of your time spent in a foreign country. Explore its unique and diverse culture, mingle with the locals and discover its beauties. Don’t focus solely on finding the love of your life because you’ll miss the opportunity to truly experience what a certain place has to offer. You should go out with your friends, go sightseeing and make the most out of your vacation. And then, when you least expect it, you’ll meet a stranger who will swipe you off your feet. You will feel that tingling feeling consuming your entire being and the widest smile stretching over your face.

Cultural differences

There’s nothing more exhilarating than secret glances and occasional touches on the arm that might be the beginning of something wonderful. Flirting itself is enchanting and exciting, but flirting with foreigners is a real adventure. Not speaking the same language, you’re connected by a strange bond that only two of you can feel. However, you might find yourself in an awkward situation when you’re flirting with someone and they don’t even notice you.

While there are some general ways how to get a guy to notice you, like establishing a strong eye contact, you should also be aware of certain cultural differences. There might be some subtle hints that you don’t even pick up because they are specific to their culture. For example, in Saudi Arabia, men and women won’t directly flirt with each other. Instead, a woman would casually walk past the area where a young man sits, giving him the opportunity to see her without her abaya. On the other hand, you might come across a more direct approach in Spain, the country of romance and passion. Don’t be surprised if a person you’re flirting with openly tells you whether they’re looking for just a fling or something more. You should also be careful about how you approach their culture. For example, when you meet an Asian guy, don’t just tell them that you love Chinese food or start guessing their ethnicity. Instead, try to connect in a more natural way and go with the flow while staying respectful of their culture.

Finding the love of your life isn’t something you can control. So, you should relax and let love find you.

Stay Vivacious 💋

Isabel F. William Body&Mind Balance Consultant. Lover of literature and philosophy, runner, and Tai Chi master. She believes that sometimes it is just enough to enjoy a really good book, smooth jazz and a cup of coffee to travel somewhere else.  
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16 COMMENTS

  1. Radi | 28th Sep 17

    Aww this is so lovely written and difinitely gives me hope of finding my love.
    Enjoy your day!

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  2. Cris | 28th Sep 17

    I totally relate to this post. I married someone from the other side of the globe. Great post. Thanks. xoxo Cris
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  3. Paola Lauretano | 28th Sep 17

    Great post, interesting topic!
    Kisses, Paola.
    Expressyourself

  4. Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom | 29th Sep 17

    This sounds so romantic, if I was younger (and not married! ha!) it would be fun to have an overseas fling, especially if it developed into something more! My husband did propose to me in paris though, which was extremely romantic! 🙂 We are both from the US, tho!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  5. Kim | 29th Sep 17

    Finding love while you travel sounds like an amazing experience! While my fiancé and I did not meet while traveling, we have noticed some cultural differences, which adds a completely new and fun dynamic to our relationship.

    Kim
    simplylovebirds.com

  6. Dominique | 1st Oct 17

    I think everyone dreams about a holiday romanace and feeling in love! This is such a cute post xx

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  7. Jessica | 2nd Oct 17

    This is such a lovely read. I definitely agree with you about falling in love abroad. I know a couple of people who met in their vacation abroad, and are now in a relationship.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

  8. Isabelle | 2nd Oct 17

    I think you really made some perfect points, especially making sure they arent taking advantage of you. I rather enjoyed reading this.
    Isabelle x
    http://www.isabelleelli.blogspot.com

  9. Margot | 3rd Oct 17

    I’m french, my husband is american and we met in south korea. so i totally get what you mean in this beautiful post. and i couldn’t me more grateful i found love aboard.
    even if the cultural differences are not always so easy. haha!
    xx,
    margot
    https://troughthepasturesofthesky.com/

  10. Merel | 4th Oct 17

    Aaah such a lovely blogpost! I loved reading it.
    Thanks for sharing!

    X Merel
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  11. Rachel | 5th Oct 17

    Great post! Love it!

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  12. Dasynka | 8th Oct 17

    I love so much what you wrote, your thoughts about destiny and love and passion are my same. I love these kind of posts and feelings 🙂
    Dasynka
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  13. Jeanne | 8th Oct 17

    Fun read. Always have to remember to be careful in these days though. Safety first.

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  14. Lynette | 9th Oct 17

    such a sweet heartwarming post.

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  15. Nikki Living Life | 10th Oct 17

    Great read. I am a hopeful romantic. Although my husband and I did not meet while traveling per say. However we did meet while I was an exchange student. Although holiday romance can be dreamy, remember to stay safe, don’t take any risks and always keep your friends updated on where you are. Thank you for sharing babe.

    xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

  16. Barbiegirl06 | 11th Oct 17

    Great post! I really enjoyed reading this. 🙂
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