Long winter days had us all counting days until we can finally take that well-deserved summer vacation and get away from work-related stress. But for those of us who are single and ready to mingle, a summer vacation is so much more than taking a break from the mundane everyday life. It’s a chance to get ourselves out there and meet some new guys, and potentially enter a new relationship.
The question many of us are wondering right now is: how do you actually meet hot guys on vacation? What do you do, where do you go, and, more importantly, how do you get the ball rolling? To answer those questions, we’re listing a couple of great ways to meet guys on your next vacay.
Soak up the sun
If you’re vacationing someplace warm and the weather is nice, a nearby beach or a swimming pool can be the perfect place for meeting hot guys. Many people head to these places to spend their free time which means they’ll probably be packed. This will boost your chances of meeting someone you like.
Bring your essentials such as sunscreen, towels, and sunglasses, and keep your hair and makeup look minimal. Most guys on the beach prefer a natural look and love seeing a girl who’s confident enough to rock it. It shows that you’re laid back and ready to have some fun on the beach. If you can’t imagine yourself going out bare-faced, a lip gloss and a waterproof mascara will do the trick. Soak up the sun and perfect your tan, go for a swim, and when the time is right, approach the guy you like.
If soaking up the sun and relaxing isn’t your cup of tea and you’d rather spend your vacation actively, engaging in sports activities can be the perfect way to have some fun and meet hot guys along the way. The US, in particular, is full of destinations for sports lovers of all sorts.
Whether your ideal active getaway means booking some of the best Scottsdale Arizona golf packages or taking a surf lesson at some of the best California’s surf spots like San Clemente, getting active and engaging in sports is certainly going to lead to you meeting some new and interesting people. Who knows? Maybe the guy you meet through sports turns out to be someone you can have a meaningful relationship with. The best way to find out? Get yourself out there, show him you’re a fun, sports-loving girl, and you’ll certainly encourage him to make the first move.
Head to a bar/restaurant
If you’re more of a travel foodie and are all about trying new and interesting foods and drinks when traveling, head to a nearby bar or a restaurant! Local delicacies and fun new drinks are ideal for striking conversations with new people, and you can even bond over them. Look for popular bars and restaurants in your area and go there to mingle. When you see a guy you like, ask him to recommend some food and drinks to you. This is the perfect excuse to start up a conversation.
If he’s a local, maybe you can ask him to be your personal tour guide and show you around town. That way, you’ll get to know him more while also enjoying beautiful views of the city. It’s a win-win situation all around!
Go to the mall
Shopping abroad is not only a fun way to fight vacation boredom and run into some amazing, unexpected finds. It’s also a great way to get yourself out there and potentially run into some hot guys. If you’re new to the city, look for malls you can explore while you’re there. You can also chat up a local barista or a concierge and ask for recommendations.
Outdoor shopping centers are perfect settings for spotting guys who are just going about their day. Chat them up while they’re grabbing a quick snack, shopping, or just taking a walk. If you’re usually not the one to make the first move, head to a nearby park or the gym. Guys love it when they can help a cute girl out and answer some of her questions. Plus, you won’t have to worry about approaching them first if you’re not used to it.
Take advantage of the city’s best party spots
Practically every vacation destination you visit will have dedicated spots for clubbers and party lovers. If you’re a night owl and love to explore the city’s nightlife whenever you’re abroad, look for the city’s best party spots and take advantage of them.
Drink sangria and mingle with locals in Barcelona, enjoy cheap and delicious beers in Prague, or dance the night away in some of the best clubs in Miami. To boost your chances of meeting hot guys, go out solo or with one other friend. Not being surrounded by a bunch of people will make you more accessible. This, in turn, will make it a bit easier for guys to approach you and start up a conversation.
Meeting a new cutie while vacationing is a fun and exciting way to fill your free time when abroad. With these five tips in mind, you’ll be able to make the most of your vacation and make memories you’ll cherish long after it’s over.