SUN,SEA,SANGRIA AND SEX
DATING IN IBIZA

by Esther Nicklin June 2014 MUSIC Read in PDF format N2/2014
SUN,SEA,SANGRIA AND SEX Ibiza is a melting pot of hot people from all over the world. Bronze bodies draped on loungers; luscious legs parading the clubs and hands smothering bare skin in coconut sunscreen... All this is enough to induce an X-rated daydream. Ibiza is where beautiful people consume an underwear-revealing mix of drink, drugs and electronic music. But is anyone getting it on and keeping it on? You may see horny couples grinding on the dancefl oor, as if the other 4998 people weren’t there, but getting together is not the issue in Ibiza; it’s staying together. “For many folks in Ibiza, it’s all about the packaging,” states Hogman from Flying Pig Ibiza, and with such nice packaging on display, why not enjoy it. The general consensus is that finding a partner is easy if you just want a night of steamy sex. Continuing those nights means being prepared to run into your arm candy on someone else’s arm. Single Russian chick Elena, 33, a PR in the port says: “I’ve had my serious relationships, but at the moment I prefer one-night stands and fun. For a single beautiful lady any place is easy to fi nd a man.” Sexual energy simmers beneath most aspects of life in Ibiza. On the island characterised by fl eeting experiences and once-in-a-lifetime moments

Ibiza is a melting pot of hot people from all over the world. Bronze bodies draped on loungers; luscious legs parading the clubs and hands smothering bare skin in coconut sunscreen... All this is enough to induce an X-rated daydream. Ibiza is where beautiful people consume an underwear-revealing mix of drink, drugs and electronic music. But is anyone getting it on and keeping it on? You may see horny couples grinding on the dancefl oor, as if the other 4998 people weren’t there, but getting together is not the issue in Ibiza; it’s staying together. “For many folks in Ibiza, it’s all about the packaging,” states Hogman from Flying Pig Ibiza, and with such nice packaging on display, why not enjoy it. The general consensus is that finding a partner is easy if you just want a night of steamy sex. Continuing those nights means being prepared to run into your arm candy on someone else’s arm. Single Russian chick Elena, 33, a PR in the port says: “I’ve had my serious relationships, but at the moment I prefer one-night stands and fun. For a single beautiful lady any place is easy to fi nd a man.” Italian Marco, 33, says, “Sex is so much better in Ibiza; by the end of the night you’ve been flirting with at least ten hot girls, had a few drinks and you’re ready for action. Th en you meet them in London and realise they’re not so sexy after all.” And all you have in common is a love of amazing music and a beautiful island. Th at’s certainly what 25 year old Natalie, British, discovered after taking her summer fl ing back to the grey skies of home. Paula from Brazil, 37 and single, says it’s diffi cult if you’re looking for a man with some qualities. “It’s quite hard to fi nd an interesting guy, and if you’re not easy they just go to the next one. I prefer private parties to meet people who are not tourists or clubbers.” And she hates it when a drunken fool asks for a sip of her drink or a fag. Come on now fellas, that’s so non-sexy. “In my country we’re very fl irtatious. Everybody says Brazilians are the best in bed and I think it’s true. We are more open-minded and nasty – but in a good way!” Latin lovers are certainly less reserved than their English counterparts: a tender kiss, a sweet gift, a sensual stroke of your neck and pure fi rey passion. It doesn’t mean you’re getting married, it’s just their way. A Brazilian guy wanted to join a dating site in the UK and asked for the correct expression to say he wanted romance, sex and fun times, but not a serious relationship. In the UK we tend to assume that if we’re holding hands and getting romantic it’s going somewhere; otherwise we shag and run. Dutch born Marisa van Welzen, 40, from Ibiza Inside and Th e Workout Club Ibiza has been happy with her love Virgil for 5 years. “Much like Amsterdam there are always temptations and you need to work your ass off to make it work.” She recommends hitting the beach clubs around 4-5 o clock to meet people, when the DJs up the tempo after a hot summer day, “and when the second round of Sangria is ordered.....Vamosssss!” German Timotheus has been with his partner for 10 years and they have a 9 year old son. His advice? “Ideally you want 8 + out of 12 points to be matched in the qualities you require. Meeting a perfect partner is fate or luck and maybe a focused intentional process for some.” Working your ass off to maintain a relationship is not what most people are here for, and language barriers can get in the way. However we all love a foreign accent whispering in our ear. After my conversation with Daniel, 38, from Germany, I had to re-name language barriers ‘harmony enhancers’, after he told me he met a Spanish chick and had the most fantastic, dreamy relationship with great harmony and amazing sex. But when he started to understand Spanish, the troubles began. Polish Radek, 39, is marrying his fi ancé here in October after meeting at DC10 6 years ago. “We’re in love,” he smiles. “We stick to our summer routine, and make sure we have sex on the beach, or sometimes in the car.” Wise words from Radek, but British Beverley, 27, didn’t have quite the same luck. She met her man in Space, got married and is now fi ling for divorce whilst dating and having fun. When I fi rst started doing summers here, my good friend, rave buddy and relationship guru Ian instructed me in the art of ‘Th e Ibiza Rinse’. “You gotta act cool. Especially when you see the guy 3 days later with another chick. It’s just how they roll.” In Ibiza you live for the moment and go with the party fl ow. DJ Andy Carroll from England notes, “Many people imagine that sun, sea, sangria and sex are guaranteed, but in all my near 20 seasons most of my friends are often more distracted by the party. My American friends seem far more determined to make the goal less party and more booty; one was recently fully armed with blendr and tinder apps on his phone, successfully using his tech to the max.” But some guys get so high they can’t see a clear way through an open door, let alone spot you in your micro dress and heels. Th e ones that do get hot and horny can’t always get it up, but that’s what Viagra’s for. Although mixing it with narcotics might not be the best plan. Most agree that online dating or apps are pointless when you can hit a club. Spanish Raul, 30, who runs his own advertising company, says badoo is the best. “With 10 men to every woman, competition is high, and it’s only for sex, which is just as easy to fi nd on a night out in Playa d’en Bossa. It’s easy to meet a girl for that, but it’s up to destiny if you’re going to meet someone special.” Whatever country you’re from, we all have similar variations of friends, fuck buddies, lovers, and girlfriend and boyfriend, just compare defi nitions to be sure. No matter where you’re from, you need to meet someone on your wavelength to let the good times roll, and accept what Ibiza throws at you. Andy Caroll sums it up nicely, “For me personally I’ve realised the best way to be in Ibiza is to let the wind of chance greet you, seize the moment and live the beautiful random times Eivissa presents to you.”

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