How to improve your dating life by acting more like you're on vacation.
A few years ago, I stumbled out of a tent camp into the heat of the South Asian jungle, wearing somebody else's tuxedo jacket and the residual perfume of a gorgeous young stranger. Over the course of the preceding few days, I'd charmed this girl by being strangely confident, relaxed and laid back. Basically, I had become a better, bizarro version of myself. Lemondrop: Dude Dictionary: G Is For Globetrotter Tripper.
A passport stamp.
We become a little cooler when we travel. Our accent's novel, our optimism endearing, our astonishment at the three different toilet buttons sincere (looking at you, Tokyo).
If you've read this column, you know I've had my problems with meeting women on the home front. If you haven't, I'll summarize: My dating history reads like the stage directions for a pornographic Vaudeville act with Alice Cooper's pyrotechnic budget. Put me on foreign soil and suddenly I'm Fred Astaire. On roller blades. Lemondrop: Make Way For 'Men's Studies.'