Holiday romances: how to handle them!
Many of us surely (secretly) remember it well: a holiday romance. You are on holiday, you come across an exotic beauty and fall head over heels in love (swoon!) Unhappily, holiday romances often turn out to be a less than the perfect match when you get back to your daily routine. See our tips here on how to survive this summer!
Keep it real
It’s sometimes hard to see everything in perspective when at a gorgeous summer spot. But do a reality check: would you also fall in love under other circumstances? For instance, if you had run into him or her at home? Naturally, we all like to romanticise all kinds of things, and that tends to happen quickly at a superb location. Of course that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy this holiday romance. Besides, a good flirt is a mega boost for your self-confidence! Win-win!
Now that you think back on your fantastic holiday, ‘Luca’ suddenly seems even more cute! How come? You often look back on memories with rose-tinted glasses. This distorts memories and you often make them more romantic…. Tip: keep a diary, so that you record everything that happens. This way you can always read it later (wonderful!!) and things are kept more in perspective.
Are you still in touch with your holiday romance? And miss him or her terribly? Then arrange to meet up and see how it feels in other surroundings. You will soon see if the click is still there, or not. Exciting!
And don’t forget: stay honest with yourself and keep your feet on the ground. Sometimes holiday romances seem more wonderful than they really are, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy them! Already scored your perfect beach must-haves? Naturally you’ll want to slink along the beach full of self-confidence, right? Rock it and own it!