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With modern life become busier and increasingly hectic, it can be difficult to find the time to get out there and meet new people. Whether you’re a young graduate finding their footing in the corporate world or a single parent working part time hours, anything that makes the dating scene easier is hugely appealing. While the popularity of internet dating has skyrocketed in the last few years, there could be a new matchmaking platform on the horizon… Cruising!
What better way to meet that special someone than while you’re holidaying in absolute luxury? Here’s why we think that cruise ships are making a huge slash in the world of dating:
Specialised singles cruises
As sailing to find love has become increasingly popular, many cruise lines have embraced the trend and are now offering exclusive ‘singles only’ cruise packages that create the perfect demographic for meeting potential lovers. These types of cruises are great as they eliminate the awkward stage of trying to establish whether or not someone is single and if they are interested in a relationship. Whether you’re looking for love or are just on the search for a casual holiday fling, the knowledge that everyone else in in the same boat (excuse the pun) is hugely comforting.
Huge range of date options
Planning an on-board date definitely doesn’t leave lovebirds short on options! Keep your date laid back at one of the ship’s casual dining venues or put on your best outfits and go all out at the finest restaurant on the vessel. As for activities… You’ll have a hard time choosing between a trip to the cinema or bowling alley, embarking on an adventurous shore excursion, relaxing at the poolside or attending an evening cabaret show. Thrill seeking sweethearts can also inject a little adrenaline into their dates with some ships housing skydiving simulators, wave machines and rock climbing walls!
Opportunity to pre-meet fellow passengers
If you’re embarking on a cruise with the hope of meeting someone special, why not take advantage of the itinerary specific online groups and communities that pop up prior to embarkation? Often cruise lines will offer such as service, however searching Facebook and Google for forums and groups is also a great way to meet fellow passengers. This gets the initial ‘meet ‘n’ greet’ stage over and done with and leaves you with more time to get to know your perfect partner.
Whether you find love or not, using cruising as a dating platform is guaranteed to be a huge amount of fun! For some wonderfully romantic cruise packages at unbeatable prices, take a look at some of the great deals from Cruise 1st. You never know who you’ll meet!
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