If you’re single and heading out of town for vacation, you might be crossing your fingers for a passionate vacation romance. Vacation romances occupy a special place in our hearts. They thrill us because they have a set expiration date. When we’re in the midst of one, we can already feel it metamorphosing into a precious memory. And once one is over, we feel teased by what was an impossible love, however, knowing that it was the impossibility that gave it its heightened sense of meaning.
If you decide that you don’t want your vacation romance to turn into a memory, and instead want to bring it home with you to real life, there are a few questions you should first ask yourself:
- Are you sure that your new love is single and available? People will often use vacations as excuses to cheat on their partners. Make sure this isn’t your love.
- Would your lives fit together? Do you have common interests, values, and ways of life? While you’re away from home, you may allow yourself to overlook these important commonalities, and not see the potential flaws in your new lover.
- If your love doesn’t live in your area, are you willing to put in all of the labor that a working long-distance relationship requires?
If your answer to these three questions is”yes”, it is definitely worth exploring this relationship at home in real life. If not, it may be best to relinquish this romance, knowing that it will always live as a treasured memory.