A broad dating abroad

by Dating Goddess on March 27, 2011

Do you sometimes feel you’ve explored all the eligible men in your area who meet your criteria? Perhaps you’ve modified your online searches and lowered your requirements and still no one compelling has expressed mutual interest.

You need to try something new. Dramatically different.

For me, I’m trying not only a different route, but a different continent. I’m expanding my sweetheart quest to Europe. I’m working and playing there for the month of April so am changing my online profile to reflect my temporary home cities. We’ll see what happens.

I’m starting in London for a week. We’ll see if I discover anyone interesting while I’m enjoying business and pleasure activities. I’ve already got a tea date set up with a London red bus driver  I “met” online. (For those who know I’m a job snob, this is clearly a lark.)

Traditional wisdom is that long-distance relationships rarely work. But I’m willing to experiment to broaden my adventure.

Stay tuned for dating stories from a broad abroad, or, at the least, a few travelogues.
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Almita March 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

You might want to read the book “Around the World in 80 Dates” by Jennifer Cox.

Dating Goddess March 27, 2011 at 10:16 pm

It didn’t really interest me when I heard of it, but now maybe it would be apropos!

Brenda March 29, 2011 at 6:57 am

Now DG, what is a job snob? I think I know what you mean…..but I have found that the men with the very high level jobs making lots of money tend to be the worst beaus as they have no time for the relationship.

I have a very hard working computer programmer beau who makes more than I do as a lawyer and I also think he is more intelligent than I am………

Dating Goddess March 29, 2011 at 8:42 am

Brenda, see the posting http://www.datinggoddess.com/a-date-with-a-shepherd/.

I’m sure you’re right about some jobs giving men more time to be with you. I’m afraid I just don’t see myself introducing a beau and telling them “He’s a bus driver.” I know, horribly shallow of me.

Brenda March 29, 2011 at 8:28 pm

I know what you mean, D.G! Perhaps he is a bus driver who is earning his masters in political science! :)

Ronnie Ann Ryan - The Dating Coach March 30, 2011 at 1:47 pm

DG – I think this is a wonderful strategy. I completely agree with you – if things get draggy or stop working – shake it up! That’s what I tell my dating coaching clients who are over 40 or dating after divorce. Try something different because doing the same thing and thinking you’ll get different results is the definition of insanity right? I hope you have fun meeting men across the pond and enjoy the adventure!

Yvette Francino March 30, 2011 at 7:45 pm

Way to go, DG! I’m thinking of spending a month in the South of France in a couple of years when I’m an empty nester. One great thing about being single is having the freedom to travel and explore whatever relationship may come your way.

I’ll look forward to hearing about your adventures!

Anna March 31, 2011 at 6:54 pm

Hving lived in London for six years in the eighties, I can tell you that the London bus drivers are charming, funny and sometimes sexy. Blue collar yes……..but have fun :)

LookingForLove31 April 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

What a fun idea! Can’t wait to hear how it goes!

Ally April 3, 2011 at 6:50 am

DG, you should check out http://www.iloveyouraccent.com if you’re interested in dating British guys.

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