In the case of Miss Travel, users can create and list trips with a few key details: destination, specific dates, and whether you’ve got an “extra ticket” (i.e.
Which is how I ended up embarking on not one, but two destination dates last month: the first with a complete stranger named Josh* (who — spoiler alert!
— did not murder me), and the second with a guy named Peter*, whom I’d met in Paris and serendipitously found on travel dating site Miss Travel a few weeks later (he didn’t murder me, either! For those who may not know, travel dating is kind of like Tinder, but instead of swiping right and left, you scroll through profiles — which also include photos and quick bios — and search by trip.
Modern dating is so focused on strategy and scheming, balancing "hard to get" with "I'm definitely interested in you." But the cool thing about travel dating is that it strips all of that away.
In most cases (mine included), your dates exist in a vacuum: You live in different cities and have zero mutual connections, so why let the fear of coming on too strong, too weird, too excited about late-night Big Macs keep you from having a great time and enjoying each other’s company? Knock back tequila shots and check out a burlesque club!
Your call.bigger commitment than dinner and drinks.
And no, unfortunately many of these apps do not verify users.
I’ve only ever used Miss Travel, which basically invented travel dating, but there are tons of other sites and apps in this space now, including Travel Host Date, Tour Bar, and Your Travel Mates.
Some are designed to help you connect with locals while exploring a new city; others are good for finding fellow vagabonds to sync up with on your next adventure.
Because you’ve got so much time together, conversation lulling here and there is not only totally fine, it’s expected.
And knowing you have 48 hours to fill gives you a steady stream of topics to cover as you plan your next move — i.e., would you rather have In ‘n Out for dinner, or head to The Mission for tacos?
A lot of travel dating sites were initially created for sugar daddy types to find young, hot business trip companions, which has given the whole concept a bit of a bad rap.