Is travel the new Tinder?
Forget the bar, Tinder, or being set up on a blind date. A new study from Topdeck Travel, the number one provider of group travel for 18- to 30-year-olds, found that one in eight Millennial men hope to find their significant other while on vacation, and that one in 11 postgraduate Millennials have, in fact, met someone while traveling abroad.
The study, which was conducted with third party research firm YouGov, who surveyed 1,158 American Millennials via an online poll, also revealed how romance and the desire to avoid technology play a significant role in wanderlust. According to the research, 37 percent of Millennials are actually willing to give up dating in order to save money for travel.
“We have actually seen a huge increase in couples meeting on Topdeck trips,” said Sarah Clark, global brand director for Topdeck Travel. “Millennials are very much a well connected, impatient generation where technology has been implemented into every aspect of their lives. From social media to online dating, Millennials are stepping away from impersonal messaging apps to find love and are instead looking to connect with people in an authentic, unique way.”