If traveling alone isn’t pulling you out of your comfort zone already and you’re willing to try dating while visiting a new place, technology is there to help you. Getting in touch with local people, making connections quickly, and finding a match used to be much harder in the past. Today, it’s enough to simply download a dating app, and you can have a date within minutes of arriving. Don’t know which apps to try? You can start with any of the ones below.
Okay, we will start with the obvious. Tinder continues to be one of the most popular dating platforms in general, and it’s usually the go-to app for many. It lets you start conversations with people near you and match with them with just a swipe to the right. Its paid feature also allows you to browse in any location, which is helpful when you want to make plans before you even head to the destination.
Vacation romance will always be an appealing option, especially to those who love getting to know not just a place but its people too. Even if you are hitting the road solo, you can explore the local dating scene with Jetzy. This one is an app that allows you to find people with similar interests to yours, which is helpful not only when you’re abroad.
For LGBTQ+ folks who are not necessarily looking for dating but just friends as well, they can get swiping on Her, a travel dating app that also allows you to message people in your location. Millions of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women are using the app, and it’s a great community to access from anywhere.
You don’t have to be looking for romantic companionship to use TourBar. The app is also great for people who need a travel buddy in their new destination to explore with. This one is paid, but it lets you message people based in a destination you are about to visit so you can make plans in advance.