Confession time: whenever I slink into an uncomfortable, semi-attached chair at any international airport, I whip out my phone and start swiping on Tinder, half bemusedly, half in the hopes of falling in lust on my flight to wherever and potentially, finally, joining the Mile High Club. It's the last white whale of our hook-up generation, a rendezvous so rare, so fraught with logistics, that one could only fantasize - or throw out a few lazy winky faces before boarding.
But, thanks to the dawning of the age of dating apps, that's all about to change. AirDates, a new app currently in public beta, promises to connect you with fellow passengers in order to "make new friends and share experiences." Yeah, we know just what kind of experiences they're talking about. It apparently works on airplane mode as long as you have Wifi and Bluetooth switched on, and suggests that it's a great way to stay in touch with your new jet set buddy after you land. Hmm, that part is TBD. Let's meet in the lavatory first. You know, nothing too extreme here.
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