So many of us dream of seeing the world with our partner, and while there’s something to be said for experiencing the joys of traveling with your soulmate, you should also know the joys of solo travel before you fall in love. Trust me — your romantic relationships will be all the better for it in the end. Here’s why:
1. IT’LL MAKE YOU WISER.
The more you see of the world, the more you’ll learn. And beyond naming different countries and recommending the best places for pizza in Italy and skiing in Japan, you’ll learn so much more about people and different cultures. Traveling the world will be an eye-opener. You’ll know so much more, and your potential true loves will see that.
2. YOU’LL BE CLEARER ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT.
Discovering the world will help you discover what you want from love. You’ll meet so many people on your travels, and they’ll help you realize what you’re looking for in your partner. You’ll come home wanting an English man because you absolutely fell in love with the accent or knowing you have to find someone that shares your passion for travel because you couldn’t get enough of it! Traveling will help refine (or expand) the list of what you want in your partner.
3. YOU’LL BE MORE EXPERIENCED.
My friends wink and laugh when I bring this one up, but no, I don’t just mean being better at flirting, kissing, and taking it to the next level with eligible bachelors. Hey, if you make the most of your love life when you’re overseas, then by all means go for it, but what I really mean is just being more experienced in general. You’ll be the girl that has hailing a cab down to perfection, you’ll be the queen of duty free, and you’ll know what works best when it comes to bed bug bites (from that old motel in France — ouch!). You’ll know more, and yes, you can definitely intrigue your partner with all that knowledge later!