What do you imagine when you think about going on a honeymoon? Long deserted beaches, candlelight dinners, breakfasts in bed, and most importantly a time to enjoy companionship and togetherness with your loved one. Honeymoons are a special time to celebrate love and nuptials.
However, times are changing for sure. Apparently, solo honeymoons are becoming popular these days! You’re probably surprised as we are, and we don’t blame you! It’s quite an unusual thing to do, but would you consider it?
Two Individuals With Different Views
More and more people agree that this is happening mainly because couples love to disagree on almost every other issue. That often includes the place where they want to go to celebrate their post-marriage bliss. There was this couple where the man wanted to go to France to watch a soccer match but his wife didn’t. So wifey went to Toronto to visit a friend, while the husband headed to France. How convenient! Modern times also forces us to live apart and even go on trips separately all the time. That must have made it easier for millennials to stay apart from each other even on special occasions.
Staying Together for Years Takes Away The Charm
Since more and more people are in a live-in relationship for years before they finally plan to tie the knot, going to an exotic place and spending tons of money just to watch the sunset together while you sip expensive champagne doesn’t seem quite as exciting. It’s lovely, no doubt. But a solo adventure is going to keep things more exciting for both of you. You’ll grow and learn on your own and return to your loved one’s arms happier and more fulfilled.
Going With The Newest Trends
If you are someone who follows internet trends closely, you would want to be part of the Solomoons or Unimoons (newlyweds who travel without each other), as they are popularly being called so. Incidentally, solo travel has also become quite a big thing in recent times. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans says that solo travel is a much better way of traveling and introspecting for them. Though we do get a kick out of the romanticism where two people find soulmates in each other, the whole idea has been blown out of proportion. And let’s be real, the bickering doesn’t stop even when they are in a serene location. Hence, a trip alone can be much more peaceful and de-stressing.
The Evolution Of Marriage
In today’s world, our age-old marriage ceremony needs some updating. These days, liberated and open-minded people have brought new ideas into the plate. While a lot of people have expressed the desire to never get married, those who do have a healthier idea of what a marriage is supposed to be — and that means allowing each other to grow and feeling okay with not being together 24/7.
Not Everyone Is Buying This Idea Though
As expected, not everyone is happy with this new trend. Experts believe whether you have been with your partner for several years or not, the stress from the wedding can be immense and can tire anyone out. Some more traditional couples find it more relaxing to be with each other for their honeymoons. And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Everyone has their preferences!
Marriage can be stressful. Staying with another person and adjusting your life to theirs is not an easy task. But over the years, we learn to appreciate the good in each other and be a good companion for life. You will have differences with your partner, but this is where understanding comes into place.
If you’re open about solo honeymoons, then think about how beneficial it will be for your marriage. You’ll have a chance to see the world by yourself and go home with new experiences to share with your partner. It will give you another chance to reconnect with them. Solomoon has already about 1500 mentions on Instagram, and it is catching up. Let’s hope it doesn’t kill the romance in marriage. It is true that trends come with the changing times, but the idea of love in a relationship is what holds it together. Let marriage be modern but let’s not take away the charm from it.