Picture this: you’re walking down a gorgeous cobbled street in Florence, Italy, when a handsome stranger bumps into you. He apologizes and in a whirlwind — you’ve fallen in love and are being swept off your feet by a charismatic mysterious Italian.
Okay, but on the real. This ain’t no rom-com, so let’s be a bit more practical about how things go down in real life: dating apps.
Exploring dating apps in another country is a seriously exhilarating experience. Beautiful and endless new faces, all with an adorable accent to boot, what’s not to love?
While swiping abroad can be very fun, if you’re not careful you can give the wrong impression, especially given that you’re unfamiliar with local customs and notions of right and wrong.
But don’t worry — we’ve got you covered. Follow our advice on best swiping practices while you’re exploring a new country and you won’t ever have to worry about any faux pas!
Avoid Posting Suggestive Photos
We know, you want to impress and stand out in the crowd of thousands of profiles. But trust us, this will definitely attract people that you most likely want to avoid, especially when you’re off in a different country. Even if you’re looking for something no-strings attached, we promise that you’ll still be able to find that with non-suggestive photos. Avoid the creepers!
Think Twice Before Posting
Try to research what’s considered appropriate in the country you’re visiting. Also, make sure that you aren’t posting any pictures that could be seen as offensive — the last thing you want is to alienate potential matches because of a misunderstanding!
Be Totally Honest
Last but not least, as we all know, honesty is the best policy. Most people who see a traveler’s profile tend to assume that person isn’t looking for something serious. If that’s the case, then great – say it in your profile. If it’s not the case – say it in your profile. Being clear from the get-go is the best way to avoid wasting your precious time while abroad!
Good luck and happy travels!