Going on vacation together is always a mini milestone for a couple. But while you're thinking about moonlit beach walks, he's wondering about whether he can handle the round-the-clock togetherness.
Since he'll be sizing you up even on your downtime, you better follow these four rules to guarantee smooth sailing...and a return trip.
1. Pack Lightly Men don't want to date women with baggage...especially when they have to lug it. Also, when you pack six bags for a four-day trip, guys wonder if every outing will be a major undertaking. From a guy's perspective, a woman who packs lightly translates to being less high maintenance.
2. Be Yourself and Let It All Hang Out Somehow, strange little quirks seem more endearing when they're unveiled on vacation. So by all means, hang your good-luck horseshoe on the bungalow door. He'll love this about you. Why? When a man asks you to go away with him, he expects to get the real you, not the sanitized version. Your willingness to show your true colors proves that you have nothing to hide.
3. Play Things by Ear For a guy, getting away means, well, getting away. The only agenda he wants to follow is one that lets him lounge freely. Having a game plan in the back of your mind is nice when needed, but by no means should you expect him to embrace it involuntarily. So whether you're trekking across the Greek islands or just spending a weekend at a bed-and-breakfast, ditch the to-do list and wing it for once - spontaneity scores major points with guys.
4. Pencil in Time Apart Be honest: No matter how much you dig your guy, being connected at the hip for a week straight can wear on your nerves. So do yourself (and him) a big favor by going solo, whether it's to the hotel gym for a quick workout or to the stores for souvenir shopping. Just that little bit of breathing room will help keep things fun and fresh for both of you.
Do you have any other great tips for traveling with your guy? Leave your advice below!
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