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Did anyone meet their current partner/soulmate on travels?

Travel Forums General Talk Did anyone meet their current partner/soulmate on travels?


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31. Posted by kathysmile (Budding Member 27 posts) 10y


32. Posted by oslaue (Full Member 571 posts) 10y

i was with the love of my life...we were both working in london, and we lived together as flat mates, weird cos i never facied her, nor did she with me...then walla we were together after a year...we were together for 12 months...her visa expiring and she had to return to south africa to study...i then returned to ireland to do some work...we ended...i wanted to do the long distance thingy or even move to south africa...but she wasnt 100% keen on the idea.

i travel to some countrys in the new year, and i go to south africa to see my x...shes also my best friend....but its a bit worrying seeing someone...who i loved so much again...then i find out she has a new boyfriend is worried about me, my x is worried that she might be still in love with me...and i dont know. im just focusing on travelling to all these places and not to think about hooking up with anyone for a long time, i was pretty devastated in how we ended...only last week did we clear things up! that took 12 months after we broke up...

maybe there will be a happy ending in this story but unlikly cos she is high maintanence!!

33. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

I love a bit of romance.Nice stories everyone.

I always thought I would meet "Mr Right" travelling, because that's when I have met the blokes I've had most in common with. And Hanoi is just that much more romantic than Rotherham. But you never know, he'll probably show up in Tesco or somewhere dull like that knowing my life!

34. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 10y

hey whats up with rotherham. cant us yorkshire lads be romantic......
nice topic though, only thing it makes me

35. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3736 posts) 10y

I went on a working holiday to New Zealand and met my current partner in my job there. He's a kiwi and is now back in the uk with me on a working holiday visa. we're going to go back to NZ to live at the end of next year. :)

36. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 10y

Quoting bex76

I went on a working holiday to New Zealand and met my current partner in my job there. He's a kiwi and is now back in the uk with me on a working holiday visa. we're going to go back to NZ to live at the end of next year. :)

Lucky cow! :)

[ Edit: Edited on Dec 18, 2006, at 1:26 PM by Clarabell ]

37. Posted by Seek Up (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

It's nice to hear some positive stories about long-distance relationships . . .

We initially met several years ago. He was in the U.S. on a work visa and we worked together, although we only talked now and again at parties. We both moved on and he returned to Europe, although we occasionally spoke on AIM. When I found out I was headed to his hometown last year, I thought it would be a great idea to get together and catch up. He did as well, and on my second day in town, we met for lunch. And then dinner. And then drinks. And then midnight walks through the city. Funny how different times and places change a feeling, isn't it? We clicked this time around; we saw each other every spare minute while I was in town, and during the last few days of my visit he caught a bus and followed me across the country. One year later, I'm following him on a trip to NZ before he comes back to the States for a while.

If it's good, go with it . . . figure out the mess later. ;)

38. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 9y

Ive met a pretty cool guy here in NZ and i cant figure out if I'm thrilled about it or annoyed! He's interruptnig my travel plans dammit!

In many ways, it's a bit crap if you meet someone you really like on the opposite side of teh world because the odds are just stacked against you as a couple if you are both really attached to your homeplace.

But one day at a time and all that ;) He's coming to Sydney with me for a week in August and hopefully to Ireland for next Christmas. :)

39. Posted by KoalaGirl (Travel Guru 307 posts) 9y

Well I don't know if it's just my addiction to travel, but I've somehow managed over the years to experience the long distance thing in no less than 3 different relationships! I won't bore you all here with all the details, but I do know that I met "the one" during my travels....

I had just moved from oz to take a job in NY. He happened to also work for the same company. I was always skeptical about the concept of love at first sight, but when I saw him I very quickly became a believer I think it only took me about a week of scheming before I figured out how to attract his attention and then spend the night talking to him at the nearby bar.... after that night we wer inseperable, until my work visa expired 3 months later.

We both decided we didn't want to do the long-distance relationship thing, and he couldn't leave the USA because of study commitments... so with a heavy heart we said our goodbyes and I moved to London. I think it wasn't until we were seperated that either of us truely understood the depth of feelings we had for each other. We emailed, txtd and phoned each other incesently and before long he booked his ticket to come see me in London. We then did the long distance relationship for the next 8 months, flying back and forth between NY and London every 6 weeks. He finished studying and moved to the UK to live with me.

Everything was wonderful and we made the decision to move to Florence together - the most romantic city in the world. We were going to get married and live happily ever after...

Although the relationship had managed to survive the distance, the time and all the HUGE obsticals for the first 2 years (including his mother!).... unfortunately the move to Italy together proved to be too much of a strain. The relationship broke down and I moved back to London. To say that I was devastated would have been an understatement....

It's certainly one of the more painful experiences I have ever been through. But he was the love of my life and I don't regret a moment of it. I used to think that love could conqour anything, but this taught me that there's somethings you just can't overcome... right guy, just wrong time of our lives.

I certainly take my hat off to all of you who have managed to make the relationship work despite the distance, the differences in culture, families on opposite sides of the world... it's fantastic to read the success stories!

40. Posted by AndyB24 (Respected Member 167 posts) 9y

Met my current GF in Cairns, I had just returned from a weekend in victoria snowboarding, she had just arrived from a flight from LA via sydney. As we passed through reception of a hostal, our eyes met under the bright glow of the fluro lights, time seemed to slow down for a moment. We didn't say anything that night, both tired from our flights i guess, but met again the following night, and for the next 4 months we never left each others side, until she had to fly home.

I tried to go to the US, but couldn't get a visa, they reckoned i was gonna stay, so we meet again in Lima on the 6th of may. Spending a year in south america. It was like a dream to meet someone with the same love of travel as me.

Have written at least a letter a day to each other since the end of november, sometimes more. chat every day over the net, and call every few days.

It's been hell being apart, but we've gotta to know each other so well thru all the letters, thats it's been a kind of good thing.