Internet dating is notoriously hit or miss. We've all heard enough about catfishing and eHarmony to know by now that, sometimes, the love of your life is just a simple click away but, more often than not, you're likely to end up with a dud...or worse. But Clara Bensen—a freelance writer based out of Austin, TX—somehow hit the jackpot with the intercontinental adventure she took on her first OkCupid date. Spanning eight countries in 21 days, with just one set of clothes, Clara and her date, Jeff, go on the journey of lifetime together, despite the fact that they start it out essentially as strangers. If you've ever been unlucky in 21st century love, then maybe her story will be able to give you some hope. Read about it in full at Salon.