Tips for Meeting People Overseas

Could you imagine meeting your future husband in Paris, while enjoying some delicious red wine and views of the Eiffel tower? Perhaps you’d rather meet a summer romance in Thailand, while riding on the back of an elephant? Meeting people overseas is one of the best aspects of traveling and a great way to meet that special someone. Whether this is your first solo trip overseas or your 7th there are certain tips you might not have heard before that will make it even easier for you to meet people overseas:

Try Singles Holidays and Getaways

What could be better than going away with a bunch of fun loving people on a trip somewhere exotic? How about knowing for certain that everyone else on your tour is single and available? That’s a special kind of trip. Single holidays and getaways prove to be extremely popular with people who are open to meeting someone special on the road. Not only do you get to meet a bunch of great people, you’ll also do a lot of fun activities that are perfect for breaking the ice and really getting to know someone.

Photo Credit: katatema on Flickr

Photo Credit: katatema on Flickr

Stay in Hostels

Hostels are much more social than hotels, as they tend to have social activities and common areas designed to get people meeting each other. If you’re not a fan of sharing a room with strangers, you can look to get private rooms in hostels or you can even stay in hotels and visit the hostels for their pub crawls or other social events.

Use Couchsurfing

You can use Couchsurfing to score cheaper accommodation, but the real benefit behind Couchsurfing is that you can meet new people, including locals. When you’re traveling it can be quite challenging to meet locals, often you’ll wind up in a group of tourists and just spending time amongst yourselves. Spending time with locals ensures that you get an opportunity to see how people live in the place you’re visiting as well as a bunch of local insights.

Photo Credit: "Friends" by Roberto on Flickr

Photo Credit: “Friends” by Roberto on Flickr

Be Friendly and Approachable

You’ll be surprised as to how easy it is to meet people on the road when you’re receptive to doing so. If you’re eating alone in a restaurant and you see someone else eating alone, why not approach them and ask them if they’d like to share a table? If that’s a little too bold for you, why not exchange a smile with them or ask them if they have any suggestions of great things to do in the area. Who knows, a little conversation might spark a friendship that lasts a lifetime.

Meeting people on the road is one of the best things about traveling. Do you have any tips for meeting people overseas?

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