Category: He Said, She Said
Spring Break means only two things; a time for travel and torture. You know what driving with your partner for extended period of time reminds me of, the first time I saw Schindler’s List. I didn’t really know what torture was like until I experienced both the movie and the trip with my significant other.
The trip usually starts off ok. You talk about everything you guys are going to look forward to doing to when you get there. However, there’s no place on the planet that most people can go to and talk about for more than an hour. Then, as usual, the car turns silent.
Of course being the gentleman that you are, you offer to drive first. This normally means you control the music and radio. However, she always asks the inevitable question “Can we listen to something else?” If you answer “yes,” you have just screwed yourself for the rest of the trip. She will now assume she is the friggin’ master and commander of the airwaves. If you say “no,” be ready to talk about your feelings. Because this is the road you have now lead yourself down.
Ladies, there’s more than one reason why you should share drinks with your man. Fact, ladies go pee more than men. We retain more water than women. Also, it takes way work to all around for women to go pee. Letting men drink more of your drink will help speed-up the trip in many ways. The only way to avoid this is if you follow this rule. If it takes more than 8 hours to drive to your destination, just fly there. It’s about the same price and its way faster. Also, this will make her less likely to want to start a fight. Who knows, maybe you’ll join the mile high club.
With spring break ending, I was glancing at my Facebook and looking at all my friends on their adventures. I was stuck in Ohio because I’m poor.
Anyway, my one friend spent spring break with her boyfriend of only a couple of months. They went to Cancun together for the break. Must be nice, right? Not so much. They broke up recently.
I’m not going to say that vacationing together is a bad thing. I’m not saying that the vacation breaks people up. I’m saying that the timing of said vacation with your significant other is important.
First, why would you go on vacation with someone that you have only been with for a few months? That’s like having sex on the first date. Nobody is up in the sky judging the speed of your relationship, but if it’s still awkward to sleep over at the other person’s house; chances are a vacation would split you up for good.
Also, if you take a vacation with someone that you are seeing, you need to consider everything. The dude isn’t going to pay for everything. This is the one time he probably won’t unless he is a multi-millionaire. You, as a lady, need to buy your own airfare. As a lady, you need to pay for half of the hotel stay. This isn’t “Eat, Pray, Love”.
Maybe I’m crazy, but I need everything to be planned to a tee when it comes to traveling. I know romantic and spontaneous adventures sound awesome when “We the Kings” comes on the radio. However, this isn’t a teen movie. It’s annoying, but when it comes to flying or driving: plan everything out to the last detail. It will help your relationship even more anyway.
Basically, vacation when you have been together long enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore to plan it out. Make memories, not guilt trips.