It’s not really a frolic abroad unless you’ve had some sort form of holiday romance.
You’re in a far away land, full of mysterious people, and you’ve got your holiday wardrobe on, so you feel sassy.
And suddenly everyone around you starts looking a lot more attractive than they would if you bumped into them in your local Tesco.
Holiday romances are fun, often commitment free, and definitely give you something a bit more memorable to remember the trip by.
And even if it goes terribly wrong, no worries, because you never have to see them again.
1. The one-night stand
Ah, the classic and most common form of a holiday romance.
You lock eyes across some sort of badly lit dance floor, and after a few attempts at salsa dancing, you find yourself inviting this stranger back to your hotel to continue the festivities.
They’ll either have disappeared by the morning, or you will have to sit through an awkward breakfast with them.
2. The desperate one
You didn’t even fancy this person, but as all your mates had all coupled up, you somehow managed to find someone too.
You end up having a few kisses, and then it gets too much and you have to put an end to it. You pretend to feel sick, and make a quick exit.
3. The flirtation
This one is intense, because nothing actually happens.
Your eyes meet, a few drinks are shared, and a lot of wild flirtation. Brushes of the leg, stroking of hair and whatnot.
But nothing actually comes of it, yet you still classify it as one of the most intense meetings ever.
4. The love of your life
You are made for one another, the only problem is that neither of you speaks the same language.
You communicate via hand gestures and Google translate, and if it wasn’t for the language barrier you are certain that they were the one.
5. The great kisser
This person kissed so passionately, that it made the back of your knees sweat.
The kissing style is like what you see in great romantic scenes, it was so good you felt like you should have payed them for it. But that would be weird.
6. The holiday date
You met someone, you actually get on with the person, so you end up arranging a few holiday dates and doing all the tourist stuff together.
You’re probably still in touch.
7. The serious one
This is the most dangerous one. It starts out with a kiss, and then it ends up turning into something much serious that neither of you were banking on.
A few months later you find yourself flying back to where you met to spend more time together.
8. The sleazy one
Arms like an over friendly octopus, mouth whirring away like a washing machine and saliva everywhere.
Avoid the sleazy one at all costs.
9. The romantic one
This is the stuff of those old battered romantic novels your gran used to take out of the library.
This person goes all out, buys some flowers, gets a few scoops of ice cream and even sprinkles rose petals on the beach.
Unfortunately they are doing the same with several other people also.
10. The one you forget
Apparently, according to friends you hooked up with someone really cute last night, but you just don’t seem to remember. There is no photo evidence, no numbers exchanged, and you’re not sure if your friends are lying to you.
You make a silent vow to never consume several fishbowls ever again.
11. The mistake
We’ve all been there with the mistake.
The mistake seemed like a good idea at the time, but then results in some sort of unfortunate STI.
12. The club rep
You weren’t in the mood to hook up with a local, or a fellow tourist so instead you went down the shameful path of the club rep.
The club rep is the type to be loud, noisy, promise you free drinks and never deliver, sleep with you and then compare you to other tourists they have also slept with.
13. The emotional one
You decided to swap numbers with this one, and after one kiss they are now bombarding you with text messages and getting a little too emotionally attached for your liking.
Block immediately, you’re on holiday for care free fun, not an emotional commitment.