That said, Josh and Peter might tell you a different story here.

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or prostitution" is what pretty much everyone told me when I first decided to give travel dating a go. But I’d made it a personal goal to be more adventurous in my dating life this year…

and when a PR firm offers to send you on an all-expenses paid getaway with a cute guy (separate hotel rooms included), you say yes.

Sure, you might have to scroll through a few pages of the aforementioned businessmen, but you’ll also find plenty of charming, adventurous gems; I can personally vouch for that.

Josh (travel date one) was 28, with two master's degrees and Zayn Malik vibes; Peter (travel date two) was a hot 23-year-old I’d already met and clicked with at a bar in Paris (think Troy Bolton turned New York finance bro). Like, breaking-out-in-a-stress-rash level panicking. But both were surprisingly easy, and honestly, way less awkward than most Tinder dates I’ve been on.

Thankfully, both dates saw the merits of this (especially after the drooling). If you’ve only got a couple of days to spare, maybe don’t travel across Turning a trip into a first date (or visa versa) also gives you the chance to experience different travel styles.

I typically travel solo, end up getting lost down random side streets, and spend an inordinate amount of time filling notebooks with my thoughts on a city.

Josh, on the other hand, was all about seeing the top attractions: ensuring we didn’t miss a photo opp in front of the Golden Gate Bridge or hanging from the side of a trolley.

And Peter — well, Peter and I were pretty much drunk for two days straight and somehow ended up on a boat.

Should we spend the next few hours strolling through markets, or checking out a few museums?