Travel is a turn on

2013-02-06 12:06

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, singletons are no doubt rolling their eyes and grinding their teeth at all the mushy love stuff being thrown about. That, and also secretly beating themselves up about their own disastrous dating history.

Well, singles, this just in: travelling (or not and saying you did) makes you sexy!

Huffington Post reports that a new survey conducted among users by Intrepid Travel found that a stated interest in journeys abroad and pictures of oneself in exotic locales signaled to potential boyfriends/girlfriends/mistakes a certain curiosity and open-mindedness.

The adventure tour operator's poll found that eight in ten (79%) find a potential partner more attractive if their dating profile lists an interest in travel.

Nine in ten of those surveyed (89%) said people with an interest in travel are more adventurous. Keen travellers were also thought to be curious about the world (84%), open-minded (75%) and cultured (68%), but one in five singles (19%) admitted they find an interest in travel attractive because it means their potential partner has money to spend on luxuries.

According to Intrepid Travel men's ideal first trip with a new partner involves getting off-the-beaten-track to explore a new culture, while women would prefer to visit galleries, museums and monuments on a city break.

More than half the singles surveyed by Intrepid (56%) admitted they have had a holiday romance, with one in three continuing to see each other when they returned home.

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