Let’s face it. While I’m sure you know about all the trials and tribulations that truckers go through, there’s one that strikes a sore spot for many of you. I’m talking about love. As much as you might not want to admit it, finding love on the road is one of the toughest aspects of trucking. With long hours of solitude, it’s no surprise that many long and struggle to find companionship. While most people can go out to the bar or meet up with friends as a way to meet people, truckers, unfortunately, aren’t always afforded that option. Life on the road makes it extremely hard for truckers to meet new people. However, there are a few things we can recommend when finding love on the road. Below are just a few things to consider when finding your traveling partner for life!
Four Tips for Finding Love On the Road
Live In the Present
When it comes to finding love on the road, many truckers fret so much about how they’re going to make a relationship last in the future that they forget to enjoy the present. When it comes to travel dating, everything speeds up (from your initial connection to how quickly and effortlessly you open up to one another) and because of this, you get to skip all of the unnecessary stresses and uncertainties associated with traditional relationships. You’re able to be open and honest from the start, and don’t have to wade through figuring out what each of you wants. Your time together is quality because you never know the quantity. There are no messy breakups or fights; you appreciate it for what it is while learning a thing or two about what’s important in a relationship to you, and oftentimes you remain, good friends, when it is finally time to part ways.
Leave Baggage Behind
One of the biggest difficulties that truckers will have when finding love on the road is leaving his or her baggage behind. In many cases, a trucker will have a bad experience during a relationship on the road, and it will change their entire outlook when it comes to dating. It’s hard but it is something that you have to do. You don’t like to annoy someone by always talking about how you are hurt from your heartbreak. When you still have that baggage, your heart will be closed for someone who deserves it more than your ex.
While I know many of you truckers might be hesitant about entering the world of online dating, it’s actually not as scary as it sounds! In fact, the Knot surveyed more than 14,000 engaged or recently married individuals and reported that 19 percent of brides said they met their spouses online. This is a significant increase from the 5 percent of American couples who said they met online in a 2015 Pew Research poll. Websites like TruckerPassions will allow you to meet potential partners with similar interests. If you’re looking for something a little quicker, there are tons of dating apps that you can download right to your phone.
Let Your Guard Down
This is probably the toughest thing to do when finding love on the road, but it will increase your chance of finding that special someone. Spontaneity sometimes leads to unexpected mishaps and accidents, but you really don’t have to worry about that. You don’t have to force things because love must come naturally. You can do that by mingling with people from a certain place. Ask them about the best food in town, ask them about directions, ask them what’s the in-demand activity and many more. Communication is such a beautiful thing and it does great things to any kind of relationship. It is totally important and necessary. It’s time to let your guard down and see where the road takes you!
While it’s easy to get caught up in all the negative aspects of dating a trucker and keeping a long distance relationship, it’s important to remember all the perks and benefits of dating a trucker. It takes two dedicated people to keep a long-distance relationship going, but if you can make it work, the bond between you and your loved one will be as strong as ever. Finding love on the road isn’t for everyone, but that doesn’t mean that it might be exactly the type of relationship you’re looking for. If you’re reading this article because you’re currently dating, or want to date a trucker, here are some of the perks!
Benefits of Dating Long-Distance
Absence Will Make the Heart Grow Fonder
Whether you’ve got a partner back at home, or a partner on the road, the old adage is true. Absence really does make the heart grow fonder. A long-distance relationship forms a different kind of bond. After long absences, you begin to realize just how precious time really is, and you make the most of it. You start planning for the times when you’re together so you can both enjoy the time you have. One of the best perks of dating a truck driver is making to most of any time together!
Grow Separately and Together
Let’s face it. We’ve almost all been in a relationship that became too controlling and stunted your personal growth. One perk of dating a truck driver is that the distance will allow you to grow personally while apart. Since you’ll be away from your partner, you both will need to find other hobbies and passions to pass the time. This allows you to grow as a person by finding your own interests while making the time together all the more meaningful.
Trust is one of the main pillars of any successful relationship, and a long-distance relationship is one of the best ways to build trust. Learning to trust each other will build a stronger bond between you both, so don’t worry what the other one is doing all the time. You and your loved one should be able to trust each other despite the longer distance.
If you’re still looking for love, check out the comments section on our “Lover’s Lane” blog. You just might find that special someone!