"They simply don't have time to date when they're at home, so this [airport dating] could be very efficient." Greenwald agrees, although she points out that Meetattheairport may still struggle to compete with other modern dating platforms -- such as group dinner dates or theater trips -- which provide earlier face-to-face meetings.
Until sites can master this concept, airport daters will be choosing who they meet on "two-dimensional impressions based on a photo and some words ...
Air Dates, which bills itself as “the only in-flight dating app,” aims to make air travel an opportunity to find love—before, during and after a flight.
Users start by building a profile and specifying exactly what (business, social, party, dating) and whom (age, gender, sexuality, location) they’re looking for.
“As a frequent traveller, I have met all kinds of people at airports, and even come across a few great opportunities with interesting strangers.
btrfly aims to provide travellers with a tool that takes the awkwardness out of meeting strangers while travelling,” said btrfly CEO Cenk Gurz.
Of course, fellow geo-locating apps like Tinder and Happn already perform a similar function to btrfly, so I’m not sure if it really has a USP, but the idea of linking up with people to split the always hideously expensive airport cab is nice.
They can then go about establishing connections with people if it's a case of mutual interest.
Ultimately, this app advertises itself as being able to "offers air travelers the opportunity to connect in real life with like-minded people".
This particular smartphone app allows users to log in using their flight details or airport location.
They are then shown a list of others users in the same airport or on their flight.