Adventures in Expat life: Airport Dating
Finding love is at the forefront for many single people, but life on the go can leave little room for dating. A new niche dating scene has sprung up to cater to frequent travelers or expats. CNN reports on "Airline Dating: Love at First Flight?", a new dating trend that seeks to match-up lonely travelers who'd like to find love during a layover.
Steve Pasternack started meetattheairport.com after he found himself looking for something to do during a flight delay. The site asks users normal online dating questions about their personal interests, flight details and departure airport to find them a perfect match. There are currently about 20,000 members from all over the world with the highest concentration in the United States, Mexico and Germany.
"What better time to meet somebody new than when you're sitting in an airport?" says Pasternack. "Airports are the new meeting place for adults to meet...usual dating sites connect you with people in your area, so you always see the same men and women on the website," meetatheairport.com is a way to meet people around the world. "This person could be a travel companion [or] they could be from the place you're going. It could turn into a friendship, a romance. It could work out for business, many things."
Living life on the fly now has a romance setting. Good luck flying the friendly skies!
To find out more about dating cross-culturally, read our article on Date Like a Local.