So when Ive mentioned my plans to friends/colleagues.. a common theme that crops up is about all the 'hot aussie men' I will supposedly be pulling!
This got me thinking.. how common is.. err.. romance.. whilst backpacking/staying in hostels?! I imagine its not the sexiest or most private of enviroments?
Who is planning on some down under loving/who has had some before?! fess up :p
Yes I've had my share of travel romances, but usually the people you will meet in backpackers are not going to be nationals of the country you are in. I think romance while traveling is very common. All the ingredients are there. You are relaxed on holiday. You are away from people at home who might disapprove, You are away from home, so no need to worry about how it will pan out in the future, or even the next day!. You are sometimes lonely, and you are often in the sun and horny!
While on the road I dated and had way more romances than I ever had at home. It was great fun spending time with guys from so many different cultures. I even met my (now ex-)husband while travelling.
The backpacker scene is highly conducive to dating and short-term romances for all the reasons Dodger listed. I also agree that you're more likely to meet and date non-Australians while you're there. People don't tend to spend much time in hostels in their own countries.
Fortunately/unfortunately I just came across this Twenty-Something Travel post on the same topic:
The Dorm Room Sex You’re Not Having
Aha, the aul travel romance......
Ah good old dorm sex...
Spend enough time on the road and you WILL experience it one way or another