The app uses We Chat technology (turn on airplane mode, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) to connect without using data or relying on spotty plane Wi-Fi.
However, the chat feature only works up to 70 meters (230 feet), so those looking to connect with everyone possible on board should probably book a seat in the middle of the plane. For those who travel too frequently to ever use the app to find a relationship, Air Dates’s website points out that you can chat with nearby users to share a cab into the city, find out what’s cool a destination or even uncover secret frequent traveler’s airport hacks.
"[Many] young professionals in their 20s and 30s are constantly traveling as they build their careers," she says.
"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.
Planning a trip to Coachella but your all your friends bailed out on you? Days before you go to your travel destination, connect with travelers and locals with the same interest.Trav Buddy boasts nearly 500,000 members, so there’s a robust community of travelers who are waiting to chat and meet up.2. This app aims to help travelers find locals in the countries they’re visiting, but this is the best part: Users can instantly translate text messages they receive into more than 60 languages.While the translations, which are powered by Google Translate, are surely less-than-perfect, people can connect with and talk to locals without worrying about difficult language barriers or imperfect pronunciation.Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).And the great thing is, whether you prefer chatting extensively with your new crush first or a little fantasy in your play, there are diverse options to suit your every whim and desire.