Being an adventurer can sometimes be a lonely existence. Sure – you throw on your gear, hit the trail, and meet others who are on a quest to find something new just like you. Yet, at the end of the day, even in the midst of good friends, you wind up feeling all alone.
Finding a significant other while following the dreams of being an adventurer is difficult. Difficult, however, does not mean it is impossible. You have some wonderful traits that are incredibly attractive to others. Instead of feeling despair, consider these reasons why someone may just fall in love with your adventurous spirit one day.
1. Life Is Never Boring
One of the best reasons to be an adventurer is that life is never boring. You’re always looking for something new and interesting to see or do, even if what you’re doing is the laundry. It can be relaxing to have a “normal” relationship where you go out to eat, watch a movie, and snuggle on the couch. Adventurers also find it relaxing to snuggle in a tent under a starlit sky near the summit of a mountain. Not everyone is up for that kind of love, but when you do find someone who is, they will never want to let you go.
2. There’s Always a Chance to Learn Something New
The best part about finding a significant other who loves your sense of adventure is that they will provide you with feedback that will enhance your experiences. These partners are your motivators, your teachers, and yes – sometimes your student. Together you get to explore new worlds, new cultures, and new experiences. It can be difficult to wait for someone like that to come along, but trust me: it’s worth the wait.
3. You Have Fun
Adventurers find fun in some of the most amazing places. It can be a summit sunrise, a new recipe to try, or a trail found in a city park. What makes the adventurer so unique is that they see every opportunity they have as a chance to have fun. These experiences are doubled when there is a partner who joins you on this journey. It can be exhausting, but which is better? A warm white sand beach where you’re alone with your loved one? Or your couch with some popcorn and a movie you’ve already seen at least twice?
4. Mutual Respect Is Created
Love never fails because it is based on authenticity. You can’t fake loving someone for an extended period of time because invariably that kind of attitude creates a lack of respect between two people. As an adventurer, you’re forced to be true to yourself. You can’t fake it to make it up a difficult trail. You either do it or you give up. This attitude creates respect between two people because you are fulfilling your dreams and you’re taking a loved one along on the journey.
5. You Will Teach Your Child Important Life Lessons
Being an adventurer is a wonderful influence on children. Don’t get me wrong – video games, cartoons, toys, and games all have their place in a child’s development. They just can’t be the only components of their development if they are going to maximize their future success in our modern world. Children who get to experience adventures with their parents are better able to solve problems, develop real social skills that can’t be learned on Facebook, and become storytellers in their own right. Adventure develops a deep bond between parent and child that never goes away, even when they grow up and begin to start chasing their own dreams.
6. You Become an Excellent Problem Solver
Every partnership has its ups and downs. Being an adventurer doesn’t mean you won’t ever have an argument with your loved one. It does mean that you will be able to find creative solutions to your problems because your journey has already forced you to solve problems so you can find success. You’ll find that instead of focusing on the problem together, you’re focusing on the solution together and that will bring you even closer together.
It is never easy to wait for that one true love to come your way. There are days when the loneliness can be extremely profound and weigh on your soul. Yet as you chase your dreams, there are those who are attracted to your zeal of this pursuit and will want to get to know you better. Don’t force the process. Love will come along one day and you will be able to share some amazing adventures. Until then, let’s find a new trail to climb.
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