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51. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting Gelli

I've met loads of amazing blokes travelling, but all are just free spirits and by definitition and situation, not potential keepers.

Going slightly off topic, I must admit that it's slightly funny/ironic that you are asking this whole question on a Travel site, where most people are free spirits, if you wish, anyway, and the type of people you have done as not potential keepers. Even ignoring the fact that lots of people post "i want to travel, but my partner can't go, and i don't know what to do" type questions, and we all always say "go, travel, leave your partner!".

As such, are you really sure you want to be getting advice off us lot???

Anyhow, regardless of what you decide, best of luck and less us know how you get on!

Gelli has a point here. A lot of peopleusing travellerspoint will be the free spirit type, single and travelling etc. I know a lot of you are of happy couples. But I know a lot of you will also be happily single. Thats been my life for the past few years, but I don't see that there is necessarily a partner/travel divide. I've already said the guys I've liked best are the guys I've met travelling cos we've had most in common.

Right now I am committed to doing other stuff, here in Sheffield, for the next few years- ie nursing, which I honestly love, but unfortunatly I just can't travel for a bit, other than maybe a weekend away if I save. Yet I don't see that as a problem, sure I'm going to be skint for a long while, but i will be able to travel again. I've travelled both alone and with a partner, both had their strenghts and weaknesses, but whatever happens, I am addicted to travel, as are a lot of people out there, and it means a lot to me that I could find someone I could travel with, however that may be.

I think what Gelli was saying is, you can expect a more cynical attitude from people on a website like this because with travelling, being independent is really important to a lot of people. He's not wrong. He knows his onions, that lad.

52. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 9y

Fair point!

Plus these guys are such cynical sarcastic buggers and only need the smallest opening for things to degenerate into chaos!

53. Posted by Gelli (Travel Guru 2457 posts) 9y

He knows his onions, that lad.

Heck yes, i'm an avid reader http://www.theonion.com/content/

On a side note, sorry, this hadn't occured to me before as I hadn't twigged Sheffield. But if you are open to Internet dating, what do you think about blind dates...?

54. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

It probably works, but somehow it feels really weird.
I had one experience, apparently it never lasts. However, I dont rule out that many people I came across with similar experience ended up in perfect marriage. It depends I guess. Good luck to all who are giving it a try.

55. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

dont worry too much, about having a lot in common, with your potential partner.
I travel. My boyfriend hardly ever does. In fact we are opposites in most ways.
Opposites attract. We are certainly the couple that demonstrates that.

Mel

56. Posted by Jase007 (Travel Guru 8870 posts) 9y

internet dating? well as long as it's virtual money it's gotta be cheaper

57. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

You mean virtual money in a virtual bar with virtual drinks?

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 12, 2007, at 7:13 AM by Clarabell ]

58. Posted by Pardus (Respected Member 2356 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

You mean virtual money in a virtual bar with virtual drinks?

VIRTUAL DRINKS????? BLASPHEMY!!! STONE HER, STONE HER!!!!

59. Posted by Clarabell (Travel Guru 1696 posts) 9y

Quoting Pardus

Quoting Clarabell

You mean virtual money in a virtual bar with virtual drinks?

VIRTUAL DRINKS????? BLASPHEMY!!! STONE HER, STONE HER!!!!

Jason started it!

60. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 9y

Quoting Clarabell

You mean virtual money in a virtual bar with virtual drinks?

Yikes - you'd end up virtualy drunk.