Be intentional about your dating life when travelling abroad and it will enrich your entire interaction with the new location (and your life in general).Any specific questions about meeting people while living abroad?There are certain predictable items that other digital nomads (or travellers in general) are going to be craving in times of need.Want a surefire way to break the ice with people in your vicinity?Pack an extra power converter, bottle of sun screen, bug spray, lighter, or any other useful device that your location might require.Lead with the giving hand by being of service to your fellow visitors and you’ll have the easiest in possible.Post a public message on your social media account telling your friends that you’ll be going to Thailand for the first time and are open to suggestions. I have travelled through several different countries where I have landed with friends of friends waiting to greet me and they have always ended up leading towards the highlights of my stays.Some of the best things that will come out of this are the recommendations for areas, restaurants, and experiences. I’ve had so many beautiful experiences (getting into ridiculous underground nightclubs in Bangkok, being shown the best bourbon bar in Montreal, and enjoying a last minute all-night beach bonfire in Bali) that have all come from electronic introductions to friends of friends via social media.
Nothing worse than arriving in a new country with your first week booked at a hotel that has you way out in the middle of nowhere. Assuming you’ve been a digital nomad for longer than a year, you likely have many other world travellers in your extended social network.
But sometimes it can be lonely staring at the Eiffel Tower or the Great Wall by yourself. Before you arrive or book any accommodations, you’ll want to make sure that you’ll be staying in the area of town that is most conducive to having your kind of people in it.
Wouldn’t it be amazing to be able to touch down in a new country and already have dates lined up? Anyone who has stayed in Bali, Indonesia knows that you find a very different kind of crowd in Ubud (spiritual hippies) compared to Kuta (drunk partiers).
Spend time doing events, activities, and experiences that would attract your ideal kind of people.
Whether you attend a cooking class, dance class, yoga, or your favourite bands concert, you’ll find who you’re meant to find by doing things that you already enjoy. The fact that you can touch down in another country and have a plethora of options for built-in social circles and places to sleep already booked in is simply awesome.