There have been several articles circling the Internetthat have been brought to my attention with various opinions regarding dating girls who travel, read and write. Definitely inspired by the collection of articles (listed below) surrounding why one should/should not/do/do not date these types of free-spirted, free-thinking girls, I think it's time for me to write my own response.
As one of these girls who travel, read and write,
Here's why I think you SHOULD Date A Girl Who Travels
She is the one whose eyes light up when she hears of a cheap airline ticket to some destination that she's never even heard of... for every new place to her lies an adventure. She is happy in the sun, in the rain, in the snow... for every season brings new adventures. The only time that she's unhappy is when she's stuck inside for much too long.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she is kind. She's been to too many places to be close-minded. People are attracted to her warmth. She knows how to appreciate the small things and she will always listen to you. She understands the idiosyncrasies of the human spirit and she loves the people around her, regardless of race, religion or political beliefs. But she cannot and will not stand closed-mindedness or intolerance.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she knows that true happiness does not lie in collecting material possessions. If you ask her what she wants as a present, she only wants your company and/or something handmade/travel-related/useful. As for souvenirs, she has multiple bracelets of all the places she's been to on her wrist so she can always take her memories with her.
She's the one who spends all of her money on a once-in-a-lifetime journey to the middle of nowhere instead of collecting possessions that will only weigh her down. She doesn't wear a watch and probably doesn't own a comb, which is why her hairstyle/make up choices are very au natural.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she is patient. She knows that there are more than five ways to get where you want to go. And she knows the short-cuts. But sometimes she wants to take the long way - just for the view.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she is calm. She knows that the lessons are in the journey, not the destination. With all her experience with missed connections, accommodations falling through, lost luggage, and being stranded with no money, I'll bet she's one heck of an on-the-fly problem solver.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she knows that life is only but a dream. She is aware of the fact that what we think we are, we become. She has manifested her dream and will encourage you to live yours as well. She is determined to write her own story instead of living the one that was given to her.
She's a freelancer pursing her own dreams and does whatever's necessary to keep that dream going. She makes money to fuel her dreams instead of having money-fueled dreams.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she knows how to make something good out of nothing. A 5 hour layover is a chance to explore a new city. A bad insect bite turns into a delightful story. In fact, every single day is an adventure and life with her is definitely never boring. Go with her on an adventure and she will take you to places that you otherwise would never see and you will feel things in your soul that you never knew you could feel.
Date a Girl Who Travels for she marches to the beat of a drum that only she hears in her head. She has chosen a life she loves and spends her time exploring everything that life has to offer. She knows that her time on earth is limited so she only does the things that move her. So I challenge you to move her as she moves you.
Don't date a Girl Who Travels if you're just in it for the challenge and the game. If you're just trying to tame her from her traveling lifestyle to fulfill your own ego. You'll be wasting your time because a Girl Who Travels is wise enough to see right through you.
Don't date a Girl Who Travels if you're trying to live through her something that you're missing in your own life. If you're living vicariously through her. She'd rather have you to pursue your own dreams and live your life to the fullest, with or without her.
She's an artist, a creative free spirit who understands that much unhappiness lies in unfulfilled dreams. When you find her, please don't hold her back. If she wants to go, then either go with her or let her go. And if you go with her, go in love, not with obligation. She would never dare hold you back. And she'll be okay if you don't come along because she knows in her heart, one day, if it's meant to be, you two will be together again.