When traveling abroad, may it be America, Europe, Australia, or anywhere else, there are many options for those looking for a date or a hook-up other than standard or gay free online dating apps.
Picking up someone at a bar is still an option these days and be really fun, but it can also lead to misunderstandings if there is a difference in languages or cultures. This can lead to trouble, so it's much better to pick up someone in a safe way where both parties know what they are getting into and everyone has similar expectations. When traveling, there are so many options for what to do with someone or where to meet someone new for a night or longer.
What are the options out there? That will depend on each location, but there are options that are very specific as proven by the event that brought women to museum speed dating in Los Angeles where not single men showed up. That kind of event that appeal mostly to women are a great way to men to meet women who are open about dating and possibly doing so with a tourist who is down for some fun and no strings attached. This kind of option can be a lot of fun as well in that if you do not end up bringing a date back to your vacation rental or hotel room, you will have had fun and possibly have learned a thing or two about history or any random subject. A museum in and of itself is a great way to meet new people and it's also a place where the conversation has an easy starter with the art on display and all the artists represented. It's not a place meant to be full force flirting and hitting on others, but it's a great place if you want to meet someone who has a brain and is open to more than just drinks and dancing. A date at a museum can feel less superficial and a lot deeper from the start, so checking those out is always a great idea.
Another great idea can be learning how to sweet talk a sugar daddy or to hire an escort. As opposed to the museum dates, this is straight up all about sex if that is what you are looking for. Booking an escort is not legal everywhere, so check on that before you do so. Once you are certain it is legal, start looking online and skip the hassle of meeting someone, seeing if they are interested, maybe getting back to yours or theirs, and finally maybe getting what you are looking for. Escorts can be hired for a variety of services that can include anything from companionship, going out partying, all the way to a full night or even a few days of adventures of all kinds. Of course, depending on countries and areas, the services can at times include sex. In places where prostitution is legal, hiring an escort for sex is, thus sex is a service they offer with everything from happy ending massages to full intercourse and even threesomes where they join you and another person you brought or that they bring with them. There are a ton of options with escorts and there is something with them for everyone who is looking for a date, some companionship, or simply sex. The major advantage with escorts is that things are agreed upon in advance so you, and they, know exactly what to expect from the date.
Of course, these options require that someone be more extroverted. For the more introverted ones out there, there are date and meeting options that are more controlled by organizers and that take a lot of the stress of meeting someone new away such as playing board games to meet a date, something that is available in cities like New York City, Montreal, London, Sydney, etc. There are so many different board games out there that a good evening can be had no matter the introverted's preferences. There is something about playing a game with like-minded people that helps those who are more shy to open up and possibly meet someone they can spend more time with that very day or down the line while they are in town. Shy folks are no different than everyone else in that once they are comfortable with someone new, the possibility of hooking up becomes available with the right people. Of course, these games can also lead to great friendships if romance and/or adventure are not on the table. Before booking a spot at an event for board game speed dating, check out the event and its reviews to make sure it's the kind of event that would work for you preferences and requirements. Some of these events will have a system where the people cannot directly exchange information during the games and that can lead to having to wait and see if you have been matched with one of the other players and if that player is one you'd like to spend more time with. Some of these events are looser in their rules and restrictions and those may very well be the best options for a traveler coming through town looking to meet a like-minded someone for just a night or a few days.
These few options give an idea of the variety of what's out there for dating, meeting, and hooking up. There are so many more options than dating apps and those other options can lead to more meaningful connections or faster connections in that you meet these new people face to face and can really read their vibes, see their ways, and feel if there is indeed a connection or attraction. This can make for a lot of fun in a new city or in a place visited for just a few days. To find these options, a quick search online for the city you will be visiting will give you plenty of options, so go forth and conquer!