Tips On Dating As A Digital Nomad
Use dating apps designed for digital nomads
Plan ahead in your remote relationships
Dating as a remote worker or digital nomad can be mentally exhausting. You meet someone, hit it off but have to part ways really soon. You probably don’t even know when you will meet next and whether it will be possible to keep in touch. This problem can exist regardless of whether both of you are digital nomads or either one of you is. The first thing you can do is plan ahead. If you meet someone you’re serious about, we suggest you involve them in your future travel plans. You can:
- Plan to meet in a city in the near future
- Plan online dates and see what works for the both of you
- Work with the time zone differences and find a time of the day to catch up.
It is important to take it slow and not read too much into things. Travelling can be stressful and adjusting to new locations takes time. So if you do want to be in a relationship with someone while either or both of you are travelling to different cities then patience is key. It won’t be easy, but worrying over small things can be worse. Give each other space to settle into new experiences and make efforts to catch up. You can walk around together on video calls, plan a virtual dinner date, write each other long emails or texts on days that either of you might be busy, sit at your favourite spots and listen to music together…the list can go on.
Lastly, remember to have fun. Relationships whether they’re the remote kind or the static kind, shouldn’t feel like a chore. If it starts feeling too tough to handle, take a step back. Just because one didn’t work out, doesn’t mean all won’t. There are plenty of nomads who’ve found their soulmates while being on the move. Don’t force it, for all good things come to those who wait.