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.
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.
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.
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 💋