Keep things hot on your first trip
Going on holiday together is an exciting part of being a couple and an activity that most look forward to throughout the year.
For new couples though, it can be a little daunting. After all, how can you make sure that the fires of romance don’t burn out or that arguments don’t erupt over the smallest things?
The first piece of relationship advice to follow is to make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew with your first holiday. This is your first trip together so take it easy and book a short break (such as a lovely long weekend) rather than a one- or two-week marathon.
You might also want to pick a location fairly close to home to make travelling there less stressful. After all, nothing will get your holiday off to a worse start than a long drawn-out journey and tiring jet lag.
Consider the location
More than just picking a location that’s easy to travel to, you’ll also want to think of a destination that is fair on both of you. Try a pick a place that is either familiar or new to both of you so that one person doesn’t have an advantage or be tempted to take too much control.
You should also avoid any holidays that involve staying with one of your families or friends – this may be a good way to save money but it could place unnecessary pressure on your first holiday together, and it will be more romantic to just have the time to yourselves.
While it might be a good idea to have a rough plan of what you’ll do and the things you want to try whilst on holiday it is important that you’re not too rigid with your plans. Outlining a strict itinerary will make the holiday feel restrictive and this is unlikely to ignite any feelings of spontaneity or passion.
Scrap the itinerary and treat each day as it comes. Decide what you want to do each morning and keep your plans fairly loose to allow for joint spare-of-the-moment decisions.
Prepare to argue
No matter how much you care about each other, you are going to probably going to argue while on holiday, or at least have moments where there is tension. This isn’t necessarily a bad sign and is actually a healthy part of any relationship. The important thing is to make sure that you don’t let one argument ruin your entire holiday so learn to let things go quickly and apologise when necessary.
Don’t let money spoil your trip
Although you shouldn’t plan your holiday rigidly you should have a bit of an idea of your budget, and how much you plan to spend. Money is one of the biggest causes of tension, so make sure you set a clear boundary on the amount of money you intend to spend and then keep a small amount to one side for emergencies. Don’t make it a talking point of the holiday, but make it clear before you go on the trip how you plan to split the cost with your lover, i.e. if you are going 50/50 on everything, as this will save a lot of awkward tension when you arrive.
Enjoy great holiday sex!
The final of our dating tips for couples on their first holiday is to make the most out of this time you have alone together in this new and exciting place, and use it as an opportunity to spice things up in the bedroom (or out of the bedroom!) This is your chance to get away from everyday stress, work and all distractions, so just enjoy each other – don’t waste the opportunity!
Many couples end up having great sex while on holiday, and that is because they are much more relaxed and not under pressure to perform. Whether it’s a beach holiday or city break, the warmer summer weather combined with experiencing new food & culture is bound to ignite some holiday passion.
Make sure you are equipped on your trip with plenty of supplies, including condoms, lubes and any sex toys you might have decided to try, as you may find these hard to find in a foreign environment.
Take your foot off the gas and enjoy a trip of love & lust with your loved one this holiday…