10 Reasons to Date a Traveller

February 10, 2016 Mark Bonington

We all have different reasons for travelling. Through our journeys and experiences, we become more compassionate, more cultured, more curious. And, hopefully, just a little bit wiser. So we reckon when it comes to the dating pool, there is something to be said about a person with a lot of ink in their passport. But why?

We turned to our community on Facebook to ask why travellers make for the best dates — and they answered! According to them, a person who who travels is someone you want in your life — and if you need more convincing, check out these 10 reasons to date a traveller.

10. There are always some handy perks.

Because it’s more likely than not they’ll have some frequent flyer points they can gift you! – Belinda Ward

9. You never know when you might get an upgrade.

They care about people and experiences more than things. They have the best spatial awareness from all that packing! They also know the value of a dollar (literally and figuratively) and can sometimes get you lounge access. It's the little things. – Casey Mead

8. They’re happier than most others.

Travellers are not dependent on anybody else for their happiness — they look inward and find it in their adventures and travels. – Sarah Schlederer

7. They can help you through the bad times.

Date a traveller! Because when life gets off-the-wall crazy, they can play it cool. It’s likely they’ve experienced something similar before. –  Lauren Miller

6. They’re always open to experiencing new cultures.

You never know where you’ll meet the love of your life. And what better way than to travel? I met my fiancé on a G Adventures trip three years ago. After all, travel reflects your outlook, and I couldn’t imagine sharing my life with someone who had such different values, or didn't want to experience other cultures. – Casey Grier

5. You never know what’s next.

Travellers will keep you on your toes. A traveller is always thinking outside of the box and so your dates might be a meal at a restaurant or a hot air balloon ride — you never know. – Becky Mayoll

4. They’ll help you create wonderful memories.

Dating a traveller is the best! They have such open views of the world and its possibilities. They are more adaptable, awake and present in the moment. They tend to be more in tune with their emotions, are more compassionate and see the bigger picture. Best of all, sharing new adventures with others creates memories that will last a lifetime. – Tess Gleeson

3. They’re great marriage material.

Date one? I married one! Jacqui and I travelled independently before we met — me with the Royal Air Force, and she with her friends. We've been married now for 13 years after getting hitched in Sydney on New Year's Eve in 2002. We now live in one of the most beautiful countries on the planet — Canada. The list of places we want to visit gets longer by the day as we read and learn more about this vast place we call home. – Chris Skelton

2. …really great marriage material.

The successful courting of my wife of 42 years resulted, in part, from our mutual agreement that travel must be a core component of our relationship. Our favourites are Paris and the Greek Islands. Thailand is right up there, too. And we just returned from our fifth visit to Playa del Carmen. It's a big world. We're just getting started. – Tim Booth

1. The best kind of partner is a travel partner.

Travellers are always up for an adventure and fun. I travelled for four years solo before I met my boyfriend. It was awesome travelling solo — and something I recommend everyone do at least once — but it’s so nice to be able to share the adventure (and memories) with someone you love. In the last two years, we have travelled to five continents and 20 countries together. He is the best travel partner I could ever find. – Sasha Nancovski

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