How To Hookup While Backpacking

Where are they?

The funny thing about traveling is that there's new people to meet everywhere.

The best place to meet people is, obviously, at your hostel but don't limit yourself to just that.  You're a tourist in a strange land.  You're mysterious and adventurous and you'd be amazed at how many people want to hear your story.

Go on a pub crawl, take a tour, travel by train, download a dating app, do a little couch surfing - there's so many ways to meet new people.

Meeting locals

Just like back home, you can meet locals at bars and clubs.  You can also download a dating app and change your location as you move city to city.

There's this romantic notion of meeting someone adventurous from a far away land and, guess what, you're that person now.  Entice them with your travel stories and between talking about the places you've been and the things you've done and them talking about their life in this foreign land, you'll have plenty to connect with.
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Fellow travelers

The communal nature of hostels means you’ll already be around like minded people who are all looking for adventures.  Many are traveling alone so they’ll be up to meeting and hanging out with other travelers.

To make a true connection though, don’t forget to ask them about life back home and what inspired them to go traveling.  When you talk about inspiration, people will open up even more and you’ll get a greater connection.

Now what?

Unlike back home where phone numbers are exchanged and it progresses from text messages to phone calls to hooking up down the road, life moves much quicker when you're traveling.

After all, you're only in town for a few days and you both understand that, while a long distance thing may come out of it, it's much more likely that this is just a short fling.

So, with that in mind - go for it!  You both know where this is headed and there's no time to waste so get there already!

If things aren't lining up right for tonight, then get their Facebook or WhatsApp so you can hookup the following day.

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