Visiting a new place presents the opportunity for fun, self-discovery, and adventure. It's basically 100 percent less sleazy if you meet a girl when the sun is shining. Who's more wholesome: The guy at Starbucks, or the guy at the club?
Who better to see the town with, learning about your own culture and that of another, than someone you’re attracted to? Try the hotel restaurant during breakfast, the local park, your hostel's common room, or on public transportation. Congratulations, you’re a traveler and that makes you interesting, adventurous, and that much more attractive -- at least while you're traveling. The later in the day/night, the bigger the “Hit On Me” tattoo across a woman’s forehead seems to grow.
If you’re after a local, give her a short vacation in her hometown. Talk about differences and similarities of where you're from. Hear me out: Mints, gum, a deck of cards, a flash light, granola bars, a book, whatever -- but having something you're willing to share shows you plan ahead and are generous. A granola bar on the train could lead to a proper dinner later in the evening.
Women are after attractive men, too, and there's nothing like feeling the traveler's spirit right at home. Your i Phone flashlight makes you a knight with shining electronics on a dark night.
If you’re at a bar and offer a girl a mint, she might think you’re trying to roofie her, or she might just think you're concerned with good breath.
A deck of cards at a bar can lead to a drinking game and a chance to chat -- to make sure she isn’t one of those dodgy female dogs who lets guys buy her two drinks, only to reveal that the second is for her boyfriend. From what we wear, to our accents, to subtle body language, people give themselves away in conversation. However, if you manage to move from hotel bar to dancing to Top 40 in Tokyo or learning to Samba in Rio, chances are you’ve picked one that picked you.
As travelers, women are automatic targets for unwanted attention. And that, mates, is a tale you'll be able to tell all your friends back home.