Going On Vacation With Someone You Met Online
It’s a common thing for couples to do: They want a break from life and an escape from the ordinary dates they’re used to going on, so they hop on a plane for an enjoyable week at a tropical resort. It’s always a good idea to put the spark back into your relationship– but what if that spark is still new, should you go on vacation with someone who you’re in a fresh online relationship with?
I often express the importance of protecting your safety when you meet singles online. Regardless of how close the two of you get online, it’s nearly impossible to tell if the person is being honest about who they are if you haven’t spent extensive time with them offline. Unless you’ve already explored this online relationship offline, you should give them a big ‘N-O’ if they ask you to go away with them.
If you have gotten to know them offline and you’re considering going, be prepared for the relationship to change quickly! There’s a lot of pressure that comes with vacationing. Most people see it as a time to unwind, but planning flights, booking resorts, and taking the time to travel there can out a big strain on a person. You have to both ensure that you’re prepared to travel with each other on an emotional level, not just a pleasure level. If one of you is a bad flyer, for example, then the other has to be ready to help you through it. If you’ve only ever talked to online, you’ve probably never had to do that before, which can be stressful.
Being in closed quarters with someone on vacation can quickly go from fun to frustration. The pressure to make things go well (along with the pressure of sex) is enough to ruin the vacation alone. If you are thinking of vacationing with your online dating partner, be prepared for those beautiful tropic waters to be a little rocky!