Holiday Romances – Good or Bad?
Flip flops and sun cream at the ready… the holiday season is upon us! And, if you’re single and sun seeking this year, a holiday romance could very well be on the cards. Far from the stresses of everyday life, a beautiful setting, long warm evenings and flowing wine – it’s all the ingredients you need. But are holiday flings all they’re cracked up to be?
A big problem with meeting someone on holiday is that you’re likely to have very little in common when it comes to your everyday lives. You might live hundreds of miles apart, or work completely incompatible hours, all things that don’t matter when you’re having the time of your life in another country! Losing yourself in a whirlwind of sunny passion over a week away, doesn’t always mean that the relationship will have any staying power once the holiday comes to an end, and sadly, it could all be over the minute you touch down on home ground.
Prepare to let it go. Then, if you do hear from them, or even better, things do work out after the holiday, it’ll be a bonus! The trick is to try not to get too emotionally involved from the start. “Easier said than done!” I hear you cry, but you can always put things into perspective by asking yourself, would you have dated this person if you’d met them at home? Take off the sangria-goggles and remember that it’s called a holiday romance for a reason.
That said, holiday romances are all about fun. And as long as they’re only about fun, we’re all for them! Being on holiday puts the whole dating process on fast forward, so leave your usual dating approach at the airport and just embrace the moment. Enjoy yourself. Go with the flow! Even if the romance does fade as quickly as your tan, at least you’ll have fond memories of that quick, but oh-such-fun holiday fling!
Until next time,
The Just Singles Team.
About the author…
Emma is an Email Marketing Executive. She went to Bournemouth Arts University and has a degree in Fashion Studies. She has a love for vintage markets and enjoys nothing more than a weekend at a muddy music festival.