Beautiful days are here and with them the season of love. Each year it is the same thing: in cities and on the beach, we are all as likely as the next to become flirtatious and charming once more. So where does this summer phenomenon come from?
The word holiday is synonymous not only with being care free but also with romance. Jacques-Antoine Malarewicz, a psychiatrist, explains ‘Holidays are all abut rediscovering the time stretching out before you.’ Time to flirt!
Love is a free time kind of thing
At last, the monotony of everyday life is interrupted; you make a break with routine or just allow yourself some free time to do nothing. Now is the time when you might rediscover a taste for romance. According to Dr. Malarewicz, ‘Your sexual and romantic development takes place through this pastime.’ Modern life puts us all under strain every day. Whether it is traffic jams or work life, too much stress can be a real obstacle in reaching nirvana. Not to mention the fact that there is no room here for the dating game.
‘During the year, my days are so full I feel like I’m trapped on a merry-go-round’ confides Alexandre, 34, a landscape architect. Love affairs do not flourish in the gaps between many other activities. On the other hand, during time off you use this space for dreaming, lazing around and unwinding with the other person. These precious moments allow your imagination to run freely and create eroticism. Whether it is a beach holiday or a stay at a little rural cottage, it is the perfect time to rediscover a taste for fantasy and other little pleasures, like having breakfast in bed for example. With someone else, of course.
Rediscover your body
During the year, any brief flirtations or dating someone can lack sensuality. ‘Worrying and tiredness are the worst enemies of desire. When it comes to sexuality, it is your vitality which expresses itself.’ Dr. Malarewicz points out. The summer and during hot, sunny holidays is the perfect time for reawakening a sluggish libido! Erotic encounters are both physical and hormonal. Make the most of your holidays through enjoying the caresses of another, and discover those little eroticisms you’ve been missing out on. Evenings are pleasant and light in summer. During the day, in refreshing shade and on tender grass, the body may free itself of clothes and you can finally allow it to join in Eros’s games. Even more, these occasions are perfect for engaging with your body and discovering sensation. Walks in the forest, bike rides and swimming in the ocean can all be foreplay.
What is so good about holiday romances?
Of course, holiday romances are often fleeting. ‘You get together temporarily in a short space of time’ explains Dr. Malarewicz. However, far from discouraging these summer romances, he recommends being open to it for many reasons: it is good for the ego, morale and health. Put simply, if you are shy or have low self-esteem, a brief fling is ideal for getting back into the action and changing the way you perceive dating. So that your summer is a success, make the right choices: beaches and sun lounging are the perfect ingredients for getting in the mood and meeting people. You could consider different romantic, cultural destinations, like Rome for example. Finally, if you can’t decide, go for a package holiday where fleeting encounters are guaranteed!
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