Let’s call him Casper, because like the ghost, I don’t see him anywhere.
[Disclaimer: Before I go on another little rant, please keep in mind that these are my opinions — I’m sure there are tons of great guys out there, and I’m sure tons of traveling girls have great men, I’m just sayin’….if I could create the perfect guy for a girl who loves to travel, like myself, this is how I’d imagine he would be.]
I’m such a great artist. I know.
Part of why I travel solo is because I haven’t found that “Pegasus” of a guy (let’s change his name to Pegasus instead of Casper…I’m an optimist after all) to run wild with my unicorn travel habits, and who can also handle my other habits, like being a serial entrepreneur/workaholic, and insanely independent/free-spirited. I also have no patience for waiting to travel, so I’ll go alone anyway until I happen to find him.
I thought I found him a couple times, but typically with my luck, he either lives in another country, has his own travel plans, or has some sort of baggage holding him back from traveling the world with me…and not the kind you take on the plane.
I’m also guilty of being extremely picky, cautious, and guarded. I know I’m weird, but like they say, “you have to be odd to be number one”. That being said, I also don’t mind being number one in my life, so until I happen to find this mystery Pegasus man, I’ll just continue to spend time with my one true love…Travel! But let’s take a look at what key qualities Pegasus has, just in case he’s really out there…
According to me, Pegasus is:
Would you trust someone to hold you hand while you lean over a cliff? Photo via: Elite Daily
I’ll admit, I’ve been lied to and screwed over by guys (and friends), and I’ve also experienced tons of situations where people try to screw me over with business or sales deals as well. All of that has resulted in me believing that you can’t trust anyone.
Unfortunately, trust is ESSENTIAL for a relationship with a girl who travels a lot, like me, because distance is probably going to be a factor, and ain’t no body got time to be worry about what a guy is doing back home while you’re in Africa! Pegasus is always trustworthy, whether it’s with faithfulness, secrets, or advice, and he knows he can trust his unicorn as well.
Pegasus motivates his unicorn to keep traveling
Not everyone thinks it’s normal for a girl to want to just go off traveling all the time…or that she can actually make it happen. That’s why it’s important for Pegasus to be motivational when it comes to encouraging travel plans, and ideas on how to make them happen. It’s nice to hear that what you’re doing is awesome or impressive sometimes!
3. Not a Dick
That is the face of a guy who is not a dick. I can just tell.
I couldn’t find an appropriate word to describe this trait, but what I’m trying to say, is that Pegasus is nice, not just to you, but to everyone as well. For some reason, some guys are rude to girls or mistreat them, whether it’s because that’s how they are, or because they believe that “girls don’t like nice guys”.
Well unicorns (traveling girls) don’t have time for games, and Pegasus knows that. He doesn’t have a mean bone in his body, and is always nice to his unicorn as well as everyone around him….unless they are a dick. Since he’s nice, that means he’s also a happy person. And happy people are just so much more awesome to be around.
4. Extremely Communicative
Sometimes words aren’t even necessary to communicate!
You know all that bullshit you go through when you first start dating someone and you don’t want to seem too available? Well Pegasus doesn’t play that game. He knows how important it is to be available to communicate when his unicorn is traveling solo, or when he’s with her 24/7 if they’re traveling together. The number one cause of over-thinking is lack of communication. And Pegasus knows that.
5. A Partner in Crime
There is something truly unique about a relationship that involves two people who travel together. You become not just lovah’s, but best friends as well. You depend on each other, and work together as a team. You go on adventures, encourage each other’s crazy ideas, and have a hell of a fun time together at all times.
Pegasus knows how unique his unicorn is, which is why he’s perfect to run wild with! Now if only finding a Pegasus were as easy as being able to ever catch a unicorn…
Alyssa is a full time solo adventure traveler who turned her love for traveling and writing into a self-made career as a travel blogger and social media influencer. She's been to 70 countries and 6 continents so far, as well as all 7 New World Wonders, and 7 Wonders of Nature. Alyssa believes she has mastered the art of chasing waterfalls, traveling solo, packing light, wine drinking, and making budget-traveling look good. Curious to know how she started this career? Check out the About section above!