The 10 Commandments of Dating and Travel
So you think you’ve met the guy or girl of your dreams. You’ve been dating for a while now, and have started to feel comfortable with your new crush. Your new boo has asked what you think about a cross country trip on a motorbike. Pretend like you met on a biker dating site and this is a natural 1st date. But now, you’ll have to put the rubber to the road to see if this relationship has any potential to go the distance. Whether you are on a bike or in a car, try these commandments before your next road trip.
To get some actual mileage on your relationship, the best way is to put it to the travel test. Why you ask? Well it’s because being in each other’s company 24/7, making important decisions together, like in which direction to go, will either bond you tighter or tear you apart. It all depends on how you react to each other’s tendencies, habits and energies. Being one-on-one is the fastest way to get to know who you’re actually dating. And riding on bikes, hundreds of miles across the country is even more intimate, because it’s just you and them, and the open road. It’s exciting and exhilarating as it is frightening. Especially if you haven’t done it before.
So, we’ve come up with ten commandments of dating and traveling together for people into biker dating or just road tripping. If you follow these simple sign-posts, your road to love will be less bumpy and hopefully you’ll reach your final destination with lasting romantic memories, and smiles on both your faces.
#1 I shall not make too many plans – Try living in the moment and learn to go with the flow, the best places you visit are the ones you accidentally discover, together.
#2 I shall not lie about my feelings – If you really want to do something, don’t gloss over it and move past something you really wanted to visit or see. If you’re honest, you’re partner will know what you want and will try to make you happy.
#3 I shall not be closed off – When you meet fellow travelers on the road, which you might meet in a cool beer joint or at a roadside drinking hole, be open to meeting new people, shooting a game of pool or having a conversation. The best tips usually come from locals, so don’t be jealous of new contacts.
#4 I shall try new things – Traveling together means you can actually try new things together. You’ve never had New England Clam Chowder? Now’s the chance to share a romantic bowl together.
#5 I shall get out of my comfort zone – Your partner might make an unconventional suggestion, instead of immediately nixing it, try to open your mind to new experiences. They will appreciate your zeal.
#6 I shall take lots of couple photos – Even if you don’t like selfies, imagine all the great places you’ll visit. You’ll want some mementos, so snap away! You’ll be glad you did later when you review them together.
#7 I shall stop to smell the roses – If you’re making the effort to make such a romantic trip, take time out to drink a glass of wine or craft beer together, to watch a sunset or have a picnic. You’re on a vacation, not a mission.
#8 I shall appreciate the time together – The trip won’t last forever, and this trip could make or break your relationship, so if you take the time to take in the view and your travel partner, you’ll be doubly amazed.
#9 I shall not be sad when it’s over – This could be the first trip of many, and you’ll be able to relive those moments with your partner when it’s done, and if you followed our rules and it went well, you can plan your next one!
#10 I shall not forget commandments 1 to 9 – Make them your mantra for the best travel and biker dating experience of your life.