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7 Lessons in Travel Compatibility
  • Posted Jul 25, 2013
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Is she/he a problem solver or a whiner?

Vacations rarely go perfectly according to plan, and not everyone can handle a last minute itinerary change. You will find out very quickly if he or she complains often or is dependent on your actions.


Do you share the same interests?

If you’re an outdoorsman and she is a valley girl, you probably won’t have a very good vacation, much less a good life together.


How does he/she treats others?

If quality of character in a potential partner is important, be observant to how he or she treats others when traveling together. The way a person interacts with strangers, such as a server, truly defines their character. If he or she doesn’t tip well, judges immediately, etc., then their demeanor in front in your presence is a facade.


Organized or messy

If you are spending a few days together in confined quarters, it will quickly become apparent who is the “clean” one and who is the “messy” one. If her stuff is all over the bathroom sink and floor, this is a huge red flag.


High maintenance or low maintenance?

Some girls can be ready to go in minutes, but other girls will keep you waiting for hours. Even some men have trouble completely unplugging or living with modern luxuries, and traveling together can help uncover these personality quirks.


Sleeping habits. Does she/he snore, like to sleep in late or get up early?

If you haven’t slept together yet, you may not know if your potential partner likes to stay up all night and sleep in until noon, or even if they snore. A night owl and an early riser are not always the best match, after all.


Selfish or selfless?

Situations arise during a vacation where one can truly shine. A member recently told me that the moment she fell in love on her MissTravel trip to the Bahamas, was when her date had removed his shirt to protect her head from the rain. Later, he picked her up and carried her inside after she had slipped in her flip flops. Coincidentally, that couple is engaged and expecting a child later this year.


2 Responses to “7 Lessons in Travel Compatibility”

  1. JennMT says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome on this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” section for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog!

  2. SpoiltMonk says:

    So agree, just finished my first travel date with someone I met through this website. This article is really true. Especially if you are well off, chances are you are organised, like clean and focus a lot on finer things of life. It can be quite unnerving, living with someone who challenges all your sensibility on vacation.

    Also, even if you have chatted with the person on Skype, there is a sea of difference between the stated behaviour and the actual behaviour.

    In the end, long time spent by your travel mate in bathrooms are not just about makeup. Be very careful on partners on drugs. They have this really volatile nature, that can ruin your vacation.

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