Male traveling as solo

In reading through the posts regarding solo travel I have only seen posts from women.  Does anyone have any experience where there have been a number of men in the group traveling solo?

  • When you find one, let me know!!!
  • In reply to eryan28042925:

    I travel solo always. Never had a problem. I have had people ask me why, which is a legit question. As I have said before my answer is I travel with the best travel companion ever; me. Seems to shut it down with a sense of humor. Of course I don’t carry the stigma of being from NYC. Don’t we all wish we could live in NYC?
  • In reply to eryan28042925:

    I will be attending a RS debate forum on Artificial Intelligence at Cornell in October; I'm hoping being a solo traveler will be more comfortable.
  • In reply to dltodhunter030219:

    If not for a schedule conflict, I would be attending the AI forum at Cornell myself. Hope it is offered again next year.
  • I have been on two RS trips, and will do my third in August. I travel solo (wish it were different, but that's how it is right now). I have not found it to be a problem. On my first trip, there were 8 of us, five were men. Not everyone was single, but there were no couples. There were two guys who were friends, so they partnered together (we were kayaking in tandem kayaks), and a male and a female from different parts of the country who knew each other so they partnered together in a kayak. But, overall, I didn't feel alone as we were all basically in the same boat. My second trip had a much larger group. I remember just three couples. Everyone else was a solo traveler, though not all were single. There were more solo travelers than non-solo travelers. Including myself there were seven men, three with their wife/girlfriend.

    I have never felt out-of-place. Overall, my experience with Road Scholar as a solo traveler has been positive and hope it stays that way.
  • In reply to ILLINIERIC071428:

    Wow, NO couples on your first RS trip and just 3 couples on your second RS trip, this with a 'much larger group'.
    So far, I also have only been on 2 RS trips (3rd coming in Sept), but both had mostly couples, I was the only solo
    on both trips. Had wonderful time on each trip.
  • In reply to ILLINIERIC071428:

    Wow, I've been on 12 RS trips and have never seen that many solos. I'm also shocked that your trips had so many male solos. Most of my trips had zero male solos. I always travel solo and have met amazing people on these trips, couples and solos. If I had to be on my own during free time (which has rarely happened), I wouldn't mind.
  • In reply to eryan28042925:

    Guess I am considered threatening. Took one Road Scholar trip with my sister, but 2 as a solo and a 3rd one coming up solo. The last one that I took had a lot of solo women on it. Some were with friends, but some were not. Don't know who feels threatened by me. I am definitely NOT after anyone husband!
  • In reply to gilmoucj051446:

    Hello gilmoucj. I get the sense that , despite the negative vibes you've experienced on previous trips, you're
    still willing to brave the unknown social consequences and press on with RS. Good for you!! Hoping your
    upcoming trip surpasses all your expectations.
  • In reply to CT_PBW:

    Makes total sense to me.
  • Even unmarried women will often travel with a friend, so not solo. In my experience women are more reluctant than men to do things solo. For me I find more in common with males as relates to my career in business. So many of the women center their lives on their children and family experiences with which I have no experience.
  • In reply to mollysydney012712:

    This has not been my experience on 7 RS trips. I have been on trips with persons of all categories. Women seem to be the highest percentage of solo travelers. Men traveling solo seem to be on the uptick. As well as married women traveling solo. Either people have decided they aren't waiting for someone else to experience new adventures or "the times they are a changin" - Bob Dylan.
  • In reply to CT_PBW:

    I define solo a someone not traveling with spouse, partner or friend. I book double room, ‘find me a roommate’,so I will meet another single. Yes women are a higher % of solo travelers, but a overall a small number. Go to the theater, restaurant, camping, concerts.Solo attendees are few. Males solos even less. I’m usually a solo, Maybe just human nature, some primal need, fear of venturing out alone.In my work life I’ve earned well and took trips single friends couldn’t afford. That’s the reality of salaries and employment opportunities for women, and carries over when retired. That’s a long winded way to try to analyze what’s going on. Met very interesting couples, still would like a more balanced number of solos.
  • In reply to eryan28042925:

    eryan, while I respect your response, my experience has been quite different. As a solo woman, I've enjoyed conversation and time spent with BOTH male and female solo travelers. All were friendly, entertaining and helpful when necessary. No one seemed to be "looking for love", so there wasn't that awkwardness. And there surely was no sense that solo folks were odd or threatening. Gender was unimportant--just folks eager to travel and learn!