Who better to see the town with, learning about your own culture and that of another, than someone you’re attracted to?Before you hop onto your mobile-dating shopping cart (Tinder), you have IRL options -- just freakin’ talk to her. It's basically 100 percent less sleazy if you meet a girl when the sun is shining. Who's more wholesome: The guy at Starbucks, or the guy at the club?Your i Phone flashlight makes you a knight with shining electronics on a dark night.If you’re at a bar and offer a girl a mint, she might think you’re trying to roofie her, or she might just think you're concerned with good breath.Women are after attractive men, too, and there's nothing like feeling the traveler's spirit right at home. ” “Have you ever played King’s Cup/Ring of Fire/Bullsh! ” “If there's one place I have to see while I’m here, what is it?” Between those and “where are you from” or “wait, can you say your name again, I’ve never heard that”, you've got enough ammo.Here's advice from an actual girl who travels on how to talk to girls while you're traveling. Try the hotel restaurant during breakfast, the local park, your hostel's common room, or on public transportation. Congratulations, you’re a traveler and that makes you interesting, adventurous, and that much more attractive -- at least while you're traveling. The later in the day/night, the bigger the “Hit On Me” tattoo across a woman’s forehead seems to grow.I once met three Aussie guys while on a flight to Ibiza. Personally, I couldn’t date a guy uninterested in travel, so I can vouch to say that for other female travelers, you’re already doing better than most guys. And furthermore, we aren’t talking about your college crush; you have nothing to lose, since you’re leaving this city anyway! If you have the confidence (and decency) to start a conversation with a gal while you are sober and functioning, AND you're putting forth an effort to hang out with her more than just that night, you’re five steps ahead of fellow travelers and locals. Here are a few conservation starters to try: “Hey, have you checked out [insert tourist attraction], is it over-rated or worth a look? ” “Where can I get some authentic [insert local dish] around here?
If you’re after a local, give her a short vacation in her hometown. Talk about differences and similarities of where you're from. ” “I'm meeting some friends tonight, you should come!You don't need cheesy pickup lines to talk to women -- especially when you're from some other place.Hear me out: Mints, gum, a deck of cards, a flash light, granola bars, a book, whatever -- but having something you're willing to share shows you plan ahead and are generous. A granola bar on the train could lead to a proper dinner later in the evening.Traveling while you’re single has plenty of perks, principal among them meeting -- or even hooking up with -- other people.
Visiting a new place presents the opportunity for fun, self-discovery, and adventure.
A deck of cards at a bar can lead to a drinking game and a chance to chat -- to make sure she isn’t one of those dodgy female dogs who lets guys buy her two drinks, only to reveal that the second is for her boyfriend. Share the love and she could end up sharing more with you. [Author’s disclosure: not all women and men are the same; this will work for some people and not others; if you have a problem with generalizations, check out “How Trolls Make Me Vomit” or “5 Reasons You Aren’t Any Fun”.] Stephanie Be is a UCLA-trained writer, social media expert, and bon vivant.