The Real Truth About Dating as an Expat

Throwback to when I lived (and dated) in Paris

When I first moved to Uganda, I thrilled at my newfound dating options. Finally, a pool of politically savvy, well-traveled men interested in things beyond dogs, hiking, and marijuana! At first glance, dating abroad seemed eminently easier than dating back home.

But after a few months of going on more Tinder dates than I care to recount, I came to a simple (and possibly obvious) realization; dating isn’t easy anywhere.

So I wanted to write an honest reflection about the pros and cons of dating as an expat. Obviously, your experience dating abroad will vary drastically depending on where you live. So far, I’ve only lived as an expat in France and Uganda, so I can only speak to that.

But universally, I think it’s safe to say that dating abroad is like regular dating throw into a pressure cooker;

Keep reading this article on Ashley Abroad.

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