THE FIRST ROMANTIC GETAWAY
The MAN|December 01, 2021
RELATIONSHIP MAKER OR BREAKER?
Swapna C

Picture this YOU WAKE up in a cosy bed and breakfast with a sexy date at your side and it seems like there couldn't be a more idyllic setting for a romantic getaway. Suddenly, you hear a gun shot and the dear outside your window drops dead.

That's a scene from the popular sitcom Friends, where the vegan character Phoebe gets the shock of her life when a dear is shot by her boyfriend. While not all romantic trips take such a dark turn, some of them are surefire relationship killers!

ON A ROAD TRIP FROM HELL WITH A PARTNER WHO CAN'T COPE?

ABORT MISSION NOW

If a trip is not going your way it may just be because you are not compatible travel companions. Pair a budget traveller with a luxury seeker and you have a recipe for disaster. Or, a channel surfer with an adventurous explorer. Or, a sloppy roommate with a neat and clean one. Well, you get the drift. We have all been there at some point with friends and can safely agree that it doesn't make for an enjoyable journey or stay when the other person likes totally different things, and when they enjoy what we abhor!

Even with people we know and love and are compatible with most of the time, we know that tolerating someone round the clock or having them invade your private space is not easy. And this is not about hair in the shower or the tendency to chew loudly or littering trash in pristine beaches. Those red flags can usually be spotted in a couple of face to face meetings assuming you choose to meet in real life before you head out with a date.

However, even if you feel that your partner is decent and can be trusted over all to not do anything too terrible, it may be a good idea to go over what to expect.

GETTING INTIMATE FOR THE FIRST TIME?

THERE IS no point going on a trip while expecting it to be magical and sexy if your partner is not in the mood. Imagine a situation where you think you will be physically intimate, but your partner just wants to cuddle up and take it slow.

And even if both partners are game, it is best to get the sex out of the way before the trip to know whether you are compatible!

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