Is it Too Soon to Travel Together?

Summer is here with its brighter, warmer days inviting us to get outdoors, play and explore. It’s little wonder that this is the season for travel. This summer is already being predicted to be the busiest travel summer ever. But, is it too soon to travel with the person you’re dating? The truth is, there’s no better way to get to know someone. 

Here are five reasons traveling together could be a great idea:

  1. It’s incredibly romantic. Taking off will give you uninterrupted time and open possibilities. It doesn’t have to be a ‘chilled champagne and rose petals on the bed’ kind of adventure to be romantic. Just devoting time to share in new landscapes together lends itself to connectivity and passion. What’s better for a new couple than some alone time to just play?

  2. Lack of distractions. We live in an endlessly busy world filled with a myriad of distractions. Getting away from everyday routines and the countless interruptions life can offer is a fantastic way to get to know the person you’re dating. Try to limit screen time, which you can return to when your sexy adventure is over, and choose to be present with each other instead.

  3. Learn how you each deal with challenges. With travel, there are often mix-ups, delays and other obstacles that may cause frustration, which can reveal how your partner deals with such challenges. Let’s face it, unexpected traffic, missed flight connections, or missing luggage doesn’t always bring out the best in someone. But potential annoyances like these can give you a better feel for who someone is and whether or not the two of you are compatible.

  4. See if your styles align. We all have visions of our ideal getaway. Do your ideas of adventure match up? Or would one of you prefer to be on a beach while the other would rather be exploring an underwater rock cave? Are you more of a resort person, while your new boo needs to be in the center of town exploring all the area has to offer? Knowing if your down time plans are similar or miles apart is incredibly informative.

  5. You’ll know each other so much better. Travel brings with it lots of chances to see who someone is, and if you really like them or not. How does spending so much one-on-one time together make you feel? Are you wishing the time together would never end, or like you cannot wait for it to end? Traveling together can be a condensed way to learn more about a person.

It's normal for new couples to want to run away together. It's romantic. It’s spontaneous. It allows an escape from the rudimentary to a place where the typical distractions are no longer present. And it can be so much fun! Since you’re dating and getting to know one another anyway, why not share in adventures that could bring you closer? A few days away and you’ll return with a lot better knowledge of each other, and, hopefully, memories that make you smile.