According to current estimates, more than 16 million people worldwide are single, accounting for around 34% of the global population. Covid-19 has majorly impacted how we travel and manage relationships.
Due to the pandemic, a shift in the work culture has resulted in new trends, be it workation, staycation allowing a significant number of working individuals, namely corporate employees, self-employed, or someone who have taken a sabbatical to travel solo.
On average, 24% of travelers worldwide are planning to travel solo. Now that the travel bug has bitten such a large pool, they’re looking forward to meeting and dating new and interesting people with whom they can explore and share their travel adventures.
Traveling solo is enlightening on the one hand but comes with its challenges, like finding a suitable date is a daunting task while traveling. So let us help you with the following dating tips to help your travel experience memorable and exciting.
Connect online to meet offline
Solo travelers can now connect with locals or other co-travelers struck by wanderlust using online dating apps with features that allow you to look for matches near your travel destination. In addition, these apps enable you to meet strangers with similar likes and dislikes without much hassle.
The dating apps are paired with salient features of profile verification and maintaining account privacy. In addition, the use of algorithms via artificial intelligence based on the information fed by the account holder results in better matchmaking and has made them one of the safest and most reliable online dating platforms.
Most dating apps allow users to report abuse or inappropriate behavior for a better dating experience. The account holder has the option to filter their match by choosing the gender, religion, ethnicity, political views, age, distance, and nature of the relationship from casual to long-term committed relationships.
Post corona, the virtual dates became very popular among the travelers, where they meet their match on a video call while maintaining the social distancing.
Travel with community
Traveling with a community of solo travelers will increase your chances of getting to know people from diverse backgrounds and personalities.
Apart from being cost-effective, it will help you interact with a ready network of like-minded community members. Moreover, it gives you the learning opportunity while listening to their travelogues and stories.
Whether it’s a nature trail, a cycling excursion, a small hike, exploring the local site seeing, an open pic poetry recital, as a traveler, you should not shy away from engaging in these pocket-friendly group activities while discovering a new travel destination that will definitely open the new opportunities to meet and greet.
Learn to communicate with strangers
A traveler needs to learn to mingle with strangers instead of shying away. Don’t let the few unpleasant incidents discourage you from not trusting people in large.
Instead, use your travel experience to its brim and allow yourself to learn to deal with people with different traits and attributes.