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Travelling To Meet Love Interests
 
# 1 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 02:58
 
 
Adventure #2 coming up for yours truly.

This time it's off to the US of A. Same question.

Is travelling to meet a love interest foolish, rash, idiotic, a waste of money, or does the possibility of true love conquer all?

does anyone have stories of travel going horribly wrong, or going well?
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# 2 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 08:49
 
 
Yes I have experience of this (x 2 as well). As is normal, nothing went as planned, but I had 2 excellent adventures.
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# 3 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 11:20
 
 
I would err on the side of caution. Are you hoping/relying on accommodation with the person you met online? I would have a backup plan in case things go awry. Like making sure you have your own accommodation arrangements. Also, do you have any friends or relatives in the place where you're travelling to? That would be a great help if so.

Good luck but be careful and don't get stuck in the States if things don't go as you'd hoped. You could combine a holiday over there with meeting this person so that you can still enjoy yourself if things don't work out on the relationship front.

Take care!
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# 4 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 11:35
 
 
And don't get arrested.
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# 5 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 12:43
 
 
Wow that's a bit of a chance you're taking here. As JK says, be careful and absolutely have a backup plan. Also you have seen this person on a video chat, yes?

What's that show called, Catswap? Catmilk? It'll come to me ...
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# 6 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 13:17
 
 
Someone said :
Wow that's a bit of a chance you're taking here. As JK says, be careful and absolutely have a backup plan. Also you have seen this person on a video chat, yes?

What's that show called, Catswap? Catmilk? It'll come to me ...

Catfish?

Best of luck, greennan.. I personally wouldn't meet up with anyone outside of Dublin but defo let us know how you get on!
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# 7 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 13:22
 
 
That's the one
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# 8 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 13:56
 
 
I regularly had dates planned when I travelled abroad on my own but the dates were secondary to my travel plans. I always had my own accommodation and plans. If the date went great and I stayed with them then it's a bonus but I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket leaving the success of the trip based on the success of the date.

I once was chatting online to a guy in Iceland for a couple of months and when I went to Iceland and met him, it was a bit underwhelming. We hung out for a couple of hours but that was it. I met someone else that night and that was fun.

So go for it but have your accommodation sorted, enough money and plans to see and do stuff you want to do in case it goes belly up.
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# 9 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 14:16
 
 
Someone said :
I regularly had dates planned when I travelled abroad on my own but the dates were secondary to my travel plans. I always had my own accommodation and plans. If the date went great and I stayed with them then it's a bonus but I wouldn't put all my eggs in one basket leaving the success of the trip based on the success of the date.

I once was chatting online to a guy in Iceland for a couple of months and when I went to Iceland and met him, it was a bit underwhelming. We hung out for a couple of hours but that was it. I met someone else that night and that was fun.

So go for it but have your accommodation sorted, enough money and plans to see and do stuff you want to do in case it goes belly up.

Good advice which I second. I have done the exact same thing in the past on my travels and always had a great time.
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# 10 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 15:37
 
 
I just turned up uninvited but I did say I might call about 6 months earlier. Got on great with the father but then got my marching orders.
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# 11 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 15:56
 
 
Someone said :
I just turned up uninvited but I did say I might call about 6 months earlier. Got on great with the father but then got my marching orders.

You never turned up unannounced ya mad thing. How did he or she react? You just rocked up to the door like?
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# 12 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 16:21
 
 
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You never turned up unannounced ya mad thing. How did he or she react? You just rocked up to the door like?

She was rather angry, women can get fair angry.
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# 13 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 17:27
 
 
We've been skyping on and off for about half a year and chat besides. We were 50/50 about him coming here or me going there.

I did this before and the trip itself went smoothly but the "relationship" ended up being such a disaster it almost convince me to never trust another living soul ever again (really, quite bad).

Hoping second time's the charm.
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# 14 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 18:27
 
 
Knowing more now about it now that seems less risky than I first pictured it in my head. Still, as you found out the first time, people can be different in the flesh, so do have a backup just in case.

Hope all goes well.
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# 15 : Monday 23-1-2017 @ 22:46
 
 
I would not be relying on staying with him in case it all goes wrong.
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