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18 Reasons Why You Should Date a Guy Who Loves to Travel

August 8, 2015

Instead of turning to Disney’s version of Prince Charming to find the love of your life, try heading to the airport. Guys who love to travel are the best kind of guys to date. When you fall in love with a traveler, you’re guaranteed to be grateful everyday, and you’ll be in for the best ride of your life.

There are plenty of perks of dating girls who love to travel. But there are some really great reasons why you should pursue a guy who loves to travel.

I’ve dated a few guys, but the one I married was the guy who loved to travel, and I haven’t looked back since. He stood out from the other guys on campus because he was a guy who loved to travel; this life long love shaped him into the guy I fell in love with, and changed my life for the better.

Don’t believe me? Here’s a few of the great perks that come with dating a guy who loves to travel.

1. He Will Never Be Materialistic

My hubby and I lived for an entire year and a half in an RV as we moved across the US. We literally sold everything we owned save a few pieces of clothes; we splurged our one furniture purchase on a nice mattress. While other guys might balk at selling their possessions, a guy who loves to travel doesn’t even notice what is there or isn’t. He rolls with whatever is around because he is too busy enjoying the rest of life to focus on possessions. In fact, for our entire experience of life on the road. Matt’s only complaint was that we didn’t have enough space inside to entertain our friends.  When a guy can live in 200 square feet and only complain about not being able to squeeze in enough people for a proper party, you know you’ve got a guy who’s got his priorities straight.

If you’re looking for a long term relationship, marrying or dating a guy who isn’t materialistic is really low stress and enjoyable. In times of poor and rich, with a roomy hotel suite or a tiny RV, my guy is cheerful and living life to the fullest. I never stress out about what we have because he couldn’t care less.

Wanna be carefree and stress free? Date a guy who loves to travel.

2. He Isn’t Passive

Travel requires a lot of planning, organizing, and commitment, even if your travel style is spur of the moment and doesn’t involve a strict agenda. Guys who frequently travel know how to plan and accomplish their dreams. One of the first things that attracted me to my hubby was the fact that he actively pursued what he wanted in life; compared to the rest of the guys on campus who sat around playing video games and complaining about the job market, seeing a guy who had goals and worked hard to achieve them was a breath of fresh air.

Dating a guy who loves to travel means you’ll be dating a guy who has vision, goals, dreams, and works hard to make them happen.

3. He Isn’t High Maintenance

A guy who loves to travel is used to living in the worst conditions and even better, thriving in them. He knows how to survive off packets of ramen noodles and eat curry-wurst off the street for 3 meals a day. He’s camped out in nasty hostels, lived without a washing machine for weeks at a time, and had to go without a shower after a muddy week camping in the mountains.

When you’re guy is used to these standards, it doesn’t matter how bad of a cook you are or how sloppy your cleaning skills are. He won’t be concerned with these details, and appreciative of any effort you do make around the house.

Matt and I both know I am one of the world’s most apathetic cooks; being a frequent traveler means I can survive a week off of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Luckily Matt is a guy who loves to travel as well, which means he’s just as happy eating on the road or making do with leftovers as he is with a full blown meal.

4. Life With Him Will Never Be Boring

Guys who love to travel are always heading off on a new adventure. They say yes more than they say no, and are pretty much up to try any idea you come up with. They think outside the box and appreciate the adventures in the everyday. When you date a guy like this, even the most ordinary moments in life have a beauty in them. And you’ll experience different places and lifestyles and see more of life than you ever will with a guy who is ok staying home. You’ll both change and grow together, and you’ll never stay the same people or in the same place for long. Life is guaranteed to be an adventure with this kind of guy by your side.

In the almost 3 years I’ve been married to my hubby, we’ve done more and seen more and traveled more than most people do in 10 years of marriage. We’ve traveled in 3 countries, put thousands of miles on our ever shifting selection of beat up cars, moved 3 times across the country, and lived in cabins right on a mountain lake to a camper parked out in the desert. Life has been anything but boring living with a guy who is addicted to travel.

5. He Can Easily Adapt

Life always has plenty of curve balls, no matter what stage of life you are in. When you date a guy who loves to travel, you are in a relationship with someone who knows how to handle life’s challenges. They’re used to having to adapt in scenarios outside of their comfort zones, so when something life changing happens in their home life, it’s not nearly as big of a drama fest.

Do you remember the book Who Ate My Cheese? The entire book is about the ability of those who can adapt to life’s changes are the only ones who thrive in life. Guys who travel thrive on adapting to situations. When you date a guy like this, no matter what life throws the both of you, you know you’re with someone who can survive and keep moving forward without having a personal life crises.

6. He Has a Great Personal History

Guys who love to travel live and do things differently. Their stories are full of adventures on the road, experiences in strange cultures, and concepts they’ve been challenged on in the past.  They’ve interacted with a greater variety of people, and have a broader perspective on the world and their place of it. Any dinner conversation is sure to be peppered with great stories of experiences all over the globe, and you’re virtually guaranteed to never have a boring conversation.

Even when my husband is telling me stories I’ve heard before, they are still entertaining every single time. I love discovering new sides of Matt every time I hear a new adventure story of his travels before I knew him.

7. He Is Insightful

Because of their open minded and well rounded experience in life, guys who travel are much more likely to have better insight into people and situations. They are good at reading people and have pieced together a lot of the puzzle of geography, culture, and lifestyle that help create and define each person. He will have good opinions that you can trust, and you can seek his council knowing that he will approach the situation with an open mind and a wise perspective.

8. He Can Think on His Feet

Frequent travelers develop a sixth sense that is a combination of logic and pluck that other people just don’t possess. They know how to process the situation and think outside the box to come up to solutions for unexpected problems that arise. This happens all the time to guys who love to travel, from being stranded on the wrong side of town when the last bus has already left to figuring out how to negotiate a fair price on a boat ticket in the Caribbean. They know how to think analytically and use their head. What girl doesn’t want to date a guy like that?

9. He is Financially Responsible and Knowledgeable

People who love to travel need to know how to budget well and be thrifty if they want to be able to afford more travel, no matter what their income level is. Guys who love to travel know how to budget to prioritize their passion of travel, and like learning about finances and new ways to afford traveling more. They also know how to keep track and budget finances while traveling and on the road, which means they’re more aware of their finances at home as well.

10. He is Independent

Guys who love to travel aren’t clingy. They don’t need to depend on others because they are comfortable going out on their own. They love to interact with others, but also know how to move on to the next place and group of people. They like to include you but won’t break down without you. They will respect you and be able to give you space, and expect the same from you. Your relationship will easily have healthy boundaries because both of you won’t become too clingy or needy.

11. He Will Always Appreciate You

Travelers know how to appreciate many different kinds of people from a variety of walks of life and backgrounds. They love to experience new cultures, turn strangers into friends, and really get to know and understand people. When you date a guy who loves to travel, you are dating someone who will truly appreciate you for who you are, your background, and your cultural upbringing.

These guys will accept you for who you are and meet you where you are at, because that is how they interact with everyone. They are used to meeting new people and being in strange places, so the fact that just because you might not be a normal stereotype won’t be a deal breaker.

12. He Will Be Easy to Introduce to Your Family

Because guys who travel are used to being surrounded by new people and faces, meeting your family will be a breeze. He will know how to handle himself, ask questions, and will effortlessly be able to live out the concept of “When in Rome.” He won’t be easily nervous or apprehensive, and will be able to laugh off whatever happens when he first meets your crazy relatives. Even if he can’t find a thing in common, he’ll be able to entertain everyone with some great travel stories.

13. He is Intelligent

You can’t be without intelligence and also be a frequent passionate traveler. Avid travelers tend to always be soaking up new information, reading and exposing themselves to new ideas and knowledge about places. They like to learn about other cultures and geography, and they like to discuss new ideas and have new experiences. They’re smart enough to have figured out how to afford traveling and how to prioritize their dreams and passions. Meet a guy who likes to travel and you’ll have meet a guy who is street and book smart.

14. He Will Include You in His Life

Guys who travel are naturally inclusive. They will love to bring you along in their experiences because it is such a huge part of who they are. Within a month of dating my hubby was already including me in his Spring Break plans to fly to Colorado. I had never dated a guy who so naturally assumed that being with him meant I was automatically included in his adventures and plans. It was such an awesome experience to date a guy who didn’t have his things and my things, but just had life! Travelers have a more the merrier inclusive nature, and will happily bring you along for whatever adventure they are heading out on next.

15. He’ll Stretch Your Comfort Zones

Nothing will get you out of your box more than dating a guy who loves to travel. They love to go to new places, see new things, and try something new. You’ll find yourself places you’d only dreamed of going, and they’ll constantly push you to try something new or not let yourself fall in a rut of self pity or routine. This kind of guy will make you want to try new things because they show you the adventure and possibility in stepping outside of yourself.

16. He is Appreciative and Grateful

Guys and girls who love to travel know how to live life in the moment. They find the beauty in small and large moments. They are more grateful of what they have because they are more focused on experiences than possessions. Your guy will know how to experience the joy of life in more moments and enjoy the thrill of new places and scenery. He finds beauty and fulfillment in finding the adventure in every situation, and is more easily satisfied by these things than by material possessions.

17. He isn’t a Complainer

People who whine and complain don’t last long while traveling. Guys who passionately travel are usually pretty great about finding the best in the worst situation like the pack of wild dogs chasing your car and the silver lining in the leaky hostel dorm room. They can laugh off predicaments in hindsight and are more apt to deal with the problem at hand than complain about the situation. Dating a guy who is cheerful is great, because you can both take turns lifting the other person up when they are down. And it is much less tiring than dating someone who always has a negative perspective on life.

18. He’ll Love You Completely

Guys who love to travel are passionate. They invest themselves in what they love, and when they fall in love with you, they’ll invest themselves in you just as much. Just hold on and enjoy the ride, because dating a guy who loves to travel is guaranteed to be the best roller coaster experience of your life.

Dating a guy who loved to travel was enough to convince me I needed to marry the guy. My guy has always stood above the crowd, made my life better, and lead me down a path of never ending adventure.

If you’re lucky enough to date a guy who loves to travel, visit Trekeffect to start planning you’re next trip together; it’s the best gift you could give him!

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Bryn Wied
Bryn Wied is an outdoor enthusiast and serious travelaholic. She explores every inch of the globe in her Sanuk flip flops with her favorite travel buddy/hubby Matt. Matt and Bryn live in California where they blog, surf, snowboard and raise kids in between road trips and camping adventures.