03: How to Date as a Digital Nomad with Jordan Caroll
“When you are going to be dating and traveling around, just be as clear as you possibly can about your intentions. Sometimes, those things change over time, and that’s OK as long as you communicate it.”
What is this podcast about
- Dating in different languages
- Taking the decision to start a serious relationship
- Trying local cuisine gone wrong!
Dating in different languages
Jordan has found a better way to learn a new language rather than using Duolingo. While traveling in Columbia, he went on Tinder to find women to date while learning Spanish. For Jordan, this was a great way to improve his Spanish skills but getting to know someone like this can be challenging too. This is how Google Translate became essential in all his dates.
Starting a serious relationship
Traveling to rural Mexico can be fun as we all know, but you got to be careful with the local cuisine! Jordan shares his experience where he tried some local foods. He got sick but the real consequences only came up one year later! From what he thought was just stomach pain, into thinking he had an “STD”, to finally realizing he ended up with a bacteria from that food he tried a year before.
Quick take aways of this episode
Shitty situations can always happen – you just have to be able to accept it, learn from it and move on.
Know that dating while you travel is very challenging. Conflicting emotions can always happen
You should always be transparent and honest with the people you meet along the way. Be clear about the length of your stay and your intentions.
Emotions are tough and you cannot control feeling emotion. You can control what you do after you feel the emotion.
Currently, he is working on his book “Remote for life”, a guide on how to find a flexible job. It will be released around mid 2022.