Photo courtesy of Fairtytrail and Grace Chen.
Here’s a secret: I owe my relationship with Yoav to a spontaneous trip to London we took for our fourth date.
As you’ve heard me say before, I liked Yoav but wasn’t sure there was a romantic connection right off the bat. Scheduling time to try to get to know each other in a more meaningful way felt nearly impossible, between his busy travel schedule for work and me with my kid schedule which didn’t have much wiggle room. So Yoav suggested something a little crazy: why not meet him for the weekend during his work trip to London? It was a leap of faith, but let me tell you — that’s where the sparks flew. We were able to get away from the distractions of our day-to-day lives and focus only on getting to know each other during what truly felt like an adventure. Yoav got to show me this city he loves, showing me his favorite neighborhoods, shops, and restaurants. It massively accelerated our relationship, but even if it hadn’t, I would have had a blast exploring London with a travel buddy.
The first photo Yoav took of me!
Here’s the other secret: there’s now an app for this!
Fairytrail was created by travel-loving people who saw that there’s no better way to get to know a potential partner than by traveling and going on an adventure together. You set up a profile just like on other apps, but you also pick from a huge list of locations and activities that sound exciting to you. If you and another user both like each other’s profiles and have overlapping travel/activity picks, you’ll match, can video chat right through the app to get to know each other, and if you hit it off, you can book your travel package through Fairytrail. It’s the perfect way to scratch that travel itch we’ve all had during this past year’s shutdown, and now that so many jobs have gone remote, it’s the best way to date when you’re not confined to a single location.
You can read even more about Fairytrail and their emphasis on personality matching here, can check out their amazing community board of blogs related to travel, dating, remote work, and personality here, and can download the app here.
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