Valentine’s. Springtime. Chocolates and hearts and blooming flowers and romantic strolls.
It’s the time of year when everyone starts unconsciously thinking about and wishing for a special dose of true love, whether it’s rekindling the romance in your long-term relationship, finding a new special someone to complete your life, or just hoping to create a new friendship.
When it comes to finding love, there are probably a few places you’d rank as most likely to meet The One – places like, say, in a Venetian gondola, at a trendy Seattle coffee shop or at the top of the Empire State Building.
However, think back to some of the iconic romantic comedy meet-cutes: Harry meets Sally when heading out on a road trip. In 50 First Dates, Drew Barrymore’s character is hanging out in a diner stacking waffles when Adam Sandler first sees her. Ross and Rachel knew each other in high school, and Monica and Chandler met when Ross brought the latter with him on a visit home from college.
Finding love doesn’t have to happen in a uniquely romantic place; it can happen right where you are, regardless of the time or place. So, why not see what happens when you’re staying at a hotel?
We’ve put together a few reasons that finding love at an extended stay hotel might just be the best way to meet someone and the best thing that’s ever happened to you.
1. Meeting Someone is Less Stressful Away from Home.
When you’re at home, you probably have a constant long list of chores and tasks awaiting you after a long day of work. When you’re staying at an extended stay hotel, though, your regular life is on pause.
Instead of having to rush home to throw a load of laundry in the washer, you’ll have time to relax, unwind and feel more like yourself – always a positive when you might have the chance to run into someone who could become someone special.
And, when you’re in that good mood, you’ll attract good things, so you just might have a higher possibility of making a genuine connection with a special someone.
2. You Have So Many More Opportunities to Run into Someone.
If you run into the same cute guy or girl in your own neighborhood and it happens twice, it’s cute.
If it happens three times, you might share a laugh.
If it happens a dozen times, it might start to get creepy.
When you’re staying in an extended stay hotel, on the other hand, you might see the same person at breakfast each morning of the week, and it’s completely normal. You’re not following them down a dark alley; you just happen to show up and catch their eye over your morning yogurt and granola.
If you’re feeling a bit of attraction to your fellow extended stay guest, this everyday routine can give you a chance to work up your courage and say hi, or ask to borrow a section of their newspaper, or talk about the weather. And all those little interactions might lead to a dinner, or a happy hour, or a proposal (okay, we’re really getting ahead of ourselves there!).
Side note: if you are feeling a little uneasy or uncomfortable following a negative interaction, don’t hesitate to let the hotel manager know. They’ll be prepared to help you if a conversation becomes awkward or if you need support.
3. You Can Meet Up for Happy Hour – For Free!
Talk about a cheap date! If you’re staying at an extended stay hotel like Staybridge Suites Buffalo-Amherst, you can take advantage of the complimentary social reception as a great way to meet up with a potential new love interest on neutral territory.
If things don’t work out, you’re free to walk away when you’re ready; after all, you don’t even have to ask for the check. If they do work out, you still have the entire evening ahead of you to enjoy a dinner, a leisurely stroll or engage in other fun activities.
4. You Can Create Some Endorphins Together.
If you’ve found someone special and you’re interested in getting to know each other better, there’s no better way than to enjoy some of the fun bonding opportunities easily accessible at an extended stay hotel.
For example, the hotel’s fitness center can be a great place to meet up for an unconventional date. You can burn off some calories, keep each other company and see whether you’re compatible with a physical activity perspective.
Or, if you’re not quite ready to start squatting and lunging in front of your prospective love interest, you could do something much more low-key.
Extended stay hotels are meant to be a home away from home for guests, so many of them offer pool amenities guests can enjoy. At Staybridge Suites Buffalo, for example, guests have access to an indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, so you can enjoy the amenities and the relationship potential even if it’s freezing outside.
When you’re looking for love, sometimes you find it where you least expect it. And who knows – in the lobby of your extended stay hotel might just be the unexpected spot that becomes your adorable “how we met” story!