Of Course It Was Easy
January 24, 2018 10:05am CST
During my meanderings around myLot I have happened across a particular advert on numerous occasions. It's for a website which allows the solo traveller to find a travel buddy with whom they can share their adventures. Not a bad idea if you're prepared to run the risk that Alice from Gothenburg turns out to be a transvestite from Leeds with a penchant for murdering travelling buddies. But it wasn't the concept that intrigued me but rather the nature of the advert itself. We have a beautiful young lady, with shiny flowing locks, smiling winsomely at the camera while a speech bubble proclaims how easy it was to find a travel buddy using this website. Well of course it was! You're bloomin' gorgeous!! You could have stuck your head out of the nearest window, shouted "Who wants to come travelling with me?" and you'd need a 55 seater coach to get you and your new travel buddies to the airport! Call me cynical but I'm prepared to bet it wouldn't be so easy if you had a face like a bag of spanners and hair like a pan of chips!!
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• Preston, England
yes, quite. It's the old hitch-hiking ruse of getting the attractive lady to do the thumbing while her fellow hikers hide until a car stops and jump in before the driver realizes he doesn't just have a vulnerable girl for the ride
• United States
I'm going to have to look up spanner now. I agree. Same with dating sites. I browsed one some number of years ago. Typed in my zip code and here were the profiles of all of these really great looking men. Even more - the photos seemed professional, they were posed and the lighting was just right, etc.... That put me off it right there..... I had the thought that those profiles were fakes..... Edit to add: Does Spanner = Wrench?
• United States
It is not easy to find traveling companions, but that is really not safe unless you are prepared to do a background check. Even then compatibility could be a big issue. But being alone while traveling is not safe either. Yes, an attractive girl or guy is not going to apply. Be prepared for someone interesting rather than attractive.