Where I live in Norway, outside of Oslo, the hook-up possibilities are almost non-existent and I have to go to the city in order to meet up. If you combine the travel time (and expenses) with the effort of prepping, this sets a pretty high threshold for hooking up, as I don't want to have wasted all that time on a no-show, a flake, or a guy who misrepresents himself online.
Sidenote: now that I have at last gotten the key to how to properly douche effectively thanks to PhillyBreeder, this may change a bit as my previous method of douching was time-consuming and full on pain in the neck.
This summer, as I do whenever I visit stateside, I've taken the time to hook up with several guys (eight thus far). The larger gay communities and my access to a car increases both the chances of mutually interested hooking up and my ability to get to where the hook-up will take place. I primarily visit Albuquerque and Miami and stay at places where I can't host at all, so I'm fully dependent on meeting with guys who can host.
It's been pretty good thus far and, as my summer here is about to end, that makes it a pretty successful series of summer releases this year (to be detailed further). Highlights include my first referral hook-up, my first partner-swapping, and the first time I've stayed the weekend over with a friend/fuckbuddy. I aim to make the end note of it to be just as sweet and to return home as a fully satisfied bottom.