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Don't Date A Boy Who Travels

Travel is his priority. Not you, not anything else.

Money is nothing... or everything. Yeah, he will tell you that money is the least of his concern. But you can bet your neighbor that he goes on an auto compute mode for every expense (that means the thing you ordered on your dinner date) to see how much he has left for his next travel.

Unless you don't get embarassed to be seen eating out in the most (insert adjective) or God-what-is-this-place "great/unique/outofthisworld/wtf" dining adventure, better bring your huge sunglasses that can cover half of your face. Or that bandana or sarong, or whatever comes in handy.

And make sure you always have your health card with you just in case you ate the most exotic (and probably cheapo) kind of not-so-gut-friendly food he ordered without asking you first.

Always bring tissue paper. Always. You will find out on your own why, and you will thank me for this.

He will tell great stories, smile, laugh, make animated gesticulations, give some good shoulder massage, and even do well-choreographed begging (if necessary) just so he can sort of hypnotize you and go join him to the sites he already planned before you two met. Actually, he might prefer that you would let him go alone. Watch out for this.

Don't expect gentlemanly behavior from him. Yes, he may had seen a lot of social realities (you know, mind-numbing poverty and sleeping with cockroaches) that he became more socially sensitive. But you are a different thing. You have become a companion and an equal. And equals don't deserve any special attention. Definitely nothing special above himself.

Make sure you have money,  lots of money tucked or stitched somewhere and only you would know where to get them. There is an unadulterated extreme agony and panic in discovering that the guy who brought you to a most exotic and isolated place cannot bring you home.

Date a boy who's lived out of  a backpack coz he knows how to live happily with less?  Hmmm... Better check what's inside to see how he cleverly hides the lightest, smallest, most durable and most expensive gadgets you can only drool on.

You know what morning breath is, don't you? Make that a whole day's breath. Why? He simply does not care! Live the life! Oh, and you can include man-smell with that. You're complaining? Then expect from him those goo goo eyes and an impish smile, nothing more.

A guy who travels usually zones out. See those eyes staring at nowhere? That smiling or puckering lips? And sometimes incomprehensible murmurrings? You're simply not there....

But if you're after a very different kind of experience and stories to put in your life box, go ahead - date a boy who travels. I always assuage my travel companions that miserable travels are more memorable. And yes, they make you zone out, cry, curse, smile, laugh and shake and nod your head at the same time. And thank God you survived that event in your life.


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4 comments:

  1. hahahhaha!
    "Live the life! Oh, and you can include man-smell with that. You're complaining?"
    - if you can't complain, bring scented hand sanitizer or sheer bandana you can spray perfume on before you wrap it around your head!!!!

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  2. COOL DUDE!

    There it goes, a man who travels will never treat you like a princess sitting on a crystal chair! It is more like experiencing the worst treatment in a god-forsaken-place. hehehe! Well here is the catch, dancing, running and laughing under the rain (because you were out there in nowhere!) ain't that so sweet?!?!?!?

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  3. Thanks Monina and esreyes16! Its a silly blog, yes... but a lot of the people I know can attest that this is 90% true. :D

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  4. I must say a boy who travels differs a lot from a girl who travels.

    As a single female traveler, I have met many guys who travel. They often drink, smoke, or do drugs too much. A bit more on the hedonistic side (while I do nothing of this sort).

    I know I sound like a hypocrite for saying this, but guys who travel are more likely to have financial problems and have a wandering eye.

    It's just not something you'd like to find in a potential partner

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