Summertime — and the lovin’ is easy. (Wait, is that not how that lyric goes?) It’s always how it went for me, back when I was single. Starting in sixth grade I would dump my school year boyfriend because I wanted to be free and easy over the summer to make out with whichever cute boys I met. I mean, that’s what I did until I actually fell in love for the first time — but that’s a whole other story. But, yeah, summertime — and that summertime favorite, vacation — is a great time for meeting people. So how do you actually meet someone on vacation?
Well, first of all, meeting someone on vacation isn’t that different from meeting someone in your regular life. All of the best tips about meeting someone IRL apply, but the biggest difference is that you’ll have a lot more time to spend seeking out cuties and flirting than you would in the normal course of your life. Pool time? Check. Day drinking? Check. White water rafting? Check! Also, of course, meeting someone at work — which is a really common way to meet people, much to the chagrin of every HR department ever — isn’t going to be on the list.
“A big part of dating and meeting people is timing!” Meredith Davis, Head of Communications at the dating app The League tells Bustle. “For example, sometimes I may be 'single' on dating apps, but I'm just getting into a new relationship or just getting out of one and may not be as emotionally 'single' as someone I match with. During the day-to-day work week we are a bit more closed-minded and focused other many other things, but vacations and holidays are times when we have a bit more time to focus on our relationships!”