Monday, December 24, 2007

Single? Mingle At The Airport...

A sociology professor at the University of Washington, believes that a busy airport is a prime meeting place for singles looking for love or just a little conversation... And to meet that special someone, you won't need to make eyes above your newspaper, or ask the ticket agent to seat you next to a single male ala the movie "Singles."

Instead, Schwartz advocates either the direct approach ("Hi! You're the most handsome man in the airport and I thought I'd come over and say hello.") or the subtle approach (sit next to the person and make small talk). And now there's another way to meet folks at the airport: online. With online social networking becoming more and more popular, it's no surprise that there's a site dedicated to airport interactions. Peter Shankman founded, a site that was originally intended for business travelers to register itineraries and information about themselves so that they might take advantage of layover time for professional networking. But the site naturally evolved into a meeting place for "folks seeking personal connections." AirTroductions will be relaunched as this December, but you can always try other travel-related social networking sites such as Dopplr to meet like-minded travelers looking for a little love.

This is the ultimate one moment stand... finding people that could be at the same airport as you at the same time? Who really does this? At the same time, in terms of percentage that is, there are better looking people at the airport... why is that?

1 comment:

Dana Lynn said...

Can I just explain HOW happy I am that I dont have to Single mingle anymore??? !!!