Ahh holiday relationships, the very best kind. They’re mysterious, spicy, foreign and there’s a high chance none of your friends have ever been there which is an added bonus. There are many different kinds of relationships you will experience on your travels, no two the same and each just as thrilling as the last. You may wonder what exactly you’re in for, and as much as we’d like to be able to, we can’t predict the future. What we can do is speak from experience and give you some tips on different types of holiday relationships. How to get them, how to get away from them and how to make the most of being footloose and fancy free in a country full of babes – trust us, we’ve got you covered.
- The hostel romance
This is an oldie but a goodie, especially if you’re staying in a mixed dorm room. Be careful though, this has to be planned carefully around check out times otherwise things can get weird and drag for too long, which ruins the beauty of it all. Once you’re in your dorm and settled in nicely, you can start looking around for talent. As soon as you’re past the What’s your name, where are you from small talk, ask the lucky suitor to go for a drink and explore the city. Bam, the rest is history. This is much easier if you’re both travelling alone, or if by some lucky coincidence your friend is into their friend. Who doesn’t love a quick romance? You both check out of said hostel and never see each other again. Short, sweet and beautiful. What’s not to like?
- The language barrier
You look at each other from across the room and your eyes lock instantly. Smiles are shared, butterflies fill your tummy, palms are sweaty, knees weak (arms are heavy,
there’s vomit on his sweater already, mom’s spaghetti) and your bits are tingling. The attraction is blatantly obvious and you work up the courage to say hey, but you’re soon struck with the realisation that you don’t speak the same language. Sure, this could make things a little difficult but it also makes things super hot. When the only way you can communicate is through broken words and the exchange of bodily fluids, you know you’re in for a good time. Splash out, book a room in a hotel (or if you’re really desperate, a sneaky spot where you’re pretty sure no one can see you works just as well) and don’t emerge until daylight. These kinds of stories are the ones you tell your grandkids so don’t hesitate, just do.
- The festival relationship
At a festival in a foreign country with thousands of people you’re bound to dabble in a lil bit of lovin’. If you don’t already know, a festival relationship is when you find your person straight away and you’re attached to them for the entire duration of the festival. It’s not for everyone but it is a good option if you’re into sharing a tent with someone every night, having someone to put you on their shoulders or vice versa, and if you’re too lazy to look for someone new each night. Festival relationships are a short lived but beautiful thing, a unique experience to try at least once.
- The one where you actually like each other
This is the rarest and the most difficult type of holiday relationship to navigate. You’ve met this person on the other side of the world and you just click, you can’t explain why, you just do. Neither of you have any travel plans so you decide to team up and follow each other around for a while. You’ve experienced different cities and cultures together, you have taken cute piccies like you’re #couplegoals and have been through the best and worst of times together. Basically a full blown relationship in the space of a few weeks, months at best. Alas, all good things must come to an end. This can be heavy on the heart and leave you feeling pretty sad for a while. Unless you can handle the inevitable heartache or have a heart of steel and don’t give a fuck, we recommend staying away from this one if at all possible.
- The Stoke Travel relationship
Ahh, Stoke Travel, the place you go to find true love… Ok so technically we can’t promise anything but we do have a pretty good track record of playing cupid for some happy and long lasting real life relationships. The beauty of the Stoke Travel relationship is that you have people from heaps of nationalities to choose from, so there’s pretty much guaranteed to be someone who floats your boat. It offers a unique combination of all of the holiday relationship types already discussed, so you have the freedom to choose which one works for you. You already have heaps in common before you’ve even met – you’re both loose units, you both love unlimited beer and sangria, you both love a nudie run/beer bong, you both love partying with new friends and you both love camping. It’s foolproof really: party with Stoke Travel, find love (maybe). Move over Tinder, there’s a new sheriff in town.
If you’re looking for love, look no further than Stoke Travel, statistically proven to have the hottest babes around and the highest success rates for matchmaking. A place where true love blossoms and lasting relationships are formed (definitely not where relationships come to die). Come and find out for yourself at La Tomatina, because nothing is more of a turn on than swimming around in the worlds largest bolognese and having tomatoes in every orifice. But wait! There’s more. Arguably the biggest and best gold mine for finding love is Oktoberfest. If you’ve always dreamed of meeting your one true love dressed in a Dirndl or a Lederhose while drinking a shit tonne of delicious beer and locking drunk eyes over a table in a beer hall before running around the carnival like pair of love sick teens, then this is your year baby.
*Disclaimer: You may have a hard time finding love if you have a bad birkenstock tan, basic bitch tattoos or if you vomit in other peoples tent.