Always Date a Girl Who Travels

A short rebuttal to the article, Don’t Date a Girl Who Travels (link is at the bottom of the page). While I thought it was a great read with 85% accuracy, I believe it should have been written in a more positive light. A girl who travels is one of a kind, who wouldn’t want to date a rare gem like that? Every yin needs its yang. For all you single ladies with a gypsy soul, here’s to you & your future better half.


Always date a girl who travels, it may be short lived but you won’t regret it. She’s a little out there and a lot different from what you are use to but her life strikes a chord in you that normal doesn’t. She’s free, unleashed, soaring with wings spread wide but she holds a sense of love and passion for the world that can make you want to pack your bags.

Always date a girl who travels. Normal will catch her attention. Grounded, stable and mature will polarize her to you like a magnet but it won’t keep her there for long. Always date a girl who travels because finding a way to stay in her life will ignite your soul and turn your world upside down. She will prove that everyone, even you, has a sense of freedom and wanderlust and if you are brave enough, she will show you the door that will uncage it all.

Always date a girl who travels. She lives out of a suitcase and sleeps on the floor. She’s independent and strong. She wants to do it on her own, it’s the only way she knows how. Your money might impress her at first. Your job with a steady income might make her consider slowing down.  Your place to call home with a bed thats not made of air may entice her and your close community of friends may make her jealous. Always date a girl who travels because after all is pondered on, she will still choose to go her own way. She will still choose her love of life over yours. Always date a girl who travels because putting her dreams first will inspire you to do the same, even if just for a moment.

Always date a girl that travels, she will continue to show you that being here on Earth is a spontaneous blessing with jaw dropping views around every corner. She will prove that life is hard no matter what you do. That jet-setting the world comes with extreme highs and lows. That even inside of her amazing cool and wild ways, Mondays still feel the same and Friday nights still call your name. She will be blunt and honest and surprisingly insecure. She will question her path less chosen and wonder if she will ever feel like she could belong again. Always date a girl who travels because she needs your voice of reason and confidence. She needs to hear that she hasn’t fucked up and that taking a different route is messy but admirable. Always date a girl who travels because she will absorb your words like a sponge, she will be an amazing listener and life long friend. Always date a girl who travels because she will inspire others to be brave, free and to pursue their dreams and you will inspire her to keep going.

Always date a girl who travels because at the end of the day no one wants to feel alone. Strong willed, free as a bird, Ms. Independent wants to feel wanted too. Always date a girl who travels, she will keep going on adventures and seeking out new gems in this world, with or without you. She will continue to find great friends from all walks of life, talk to everyone, make memories and experience culture. She will soar her entire life and never slow down. She will continue to pursue her dreams until she succeeds, she will never give up on anything she wants. She will make you want to live your life on the edge. If your lucky enough to date a girl who always travels then you might be lucky enough to be her camera guy on the next trip. (Who do you think snaps all those fantastic pictures?) Always date a girl who travels because you can almost guarantee that her biggest risk and adventure in life would be you.


Don’t date a girl who travels….


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jerry
    Jan 29, 2014 @ 23:49:53

    So, well said!!! Nothing is more attractive than people who are honest with themselves and therefore also with others.


  2. aurumeve
    Jan 30, 2014 @ 01:53:29

    Thank you! and I agree! ~ Global Jewelry


  3. Grant Thomas
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 06:32:06

    Is the top picture from Vancouver Suspension Bridge Park? I was there last summer, great views. I agree with everything you said. Girls + travel = awesome.


  4. lauramay7
    Jan 31, 2014 @ 17:19:31

    Thank goodness – writing a rebuttal to that article was on my to do list!


    • kittyandsanta
      Jan 31, 2014 @ 17:30:55

      I think the article had some decent points but it was too negative. I don’t believe girls that travel are stuck up or bored with anyones life. We travel to experience life in all walks….even those who choose to live in a “normal” manner AND in no way are we the sort of people guys should run from. If anything we’re different and open. People who travel, in general, love people. So who wouldn’t want to love us? 🙂


      • lauramay7
        Jan 31, 2014 @ 19:08:06

        I wholeheartedly agree. I’m about to celebrate ten years of travelling–it doesn’t mean I’m incapable of love or commitment, and certainly not that I’m flaky. Haha I guess I hope that The Guy, wherever he is, doesn’t take dating advice from his facebook feed!

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  6. B Renate
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 08:41:00

    Laurmay, ten years!? How do you do it? Teaching English in other places, foreign correspondent writing, are ou a diplomat? Perhaps a travelling yoga workshop teacher? I always love to hear how people make it happen. Please share. Birgit. x


    • lauramay7
      Feb 03, 2014 @ 14:24:42

      Teaching English, yes; but also being a sailing instructor, working ski fields, and doing a loooot of hospitality. Absolutely whatever it takes! I come back to Australia about every 18 months for a year to make some money and leave again. I did my degrees by correspondence, so have never had to stay in one place if I felt the need to move on.


      • Renate Barreras
        Feb 04, 2014 @ 02:28:52

        Found the perfect job in 1968 f/a with Pan Am, had lived in England, Spain, Australia spent time in Egypt. Worked on a cruise ship 2 years now live in Florida. Hiked thru Europe. Born in north Germany.

  7. Renate barreras
    Feb 02, 2014 @ 10:01:55

    Oh do I agree, I spent most of my life travelling, and at 70 hope to enjoy more


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