New trend for singles: Airport dating
Courtship in the cabin?
A new trend mixes two of life's most adventurous endeavors—traveling and dating. Singles are taking advantage of their travel time by looking for potential partners among their fellow passengers. And a new site is making airport dating easier than ever.
More on MSN Living: 10 men in your life you may be overlooking
Dating site Meetattheairport.com allows single travelers to mingle at the gate. It was founded by Steve Pasternack, who got the idea after his flight was delayed.
"I was tired of reading a magazine or book, and there's just so many times you can watch planes take off and land," Pasternack told MSN's The Heart Beat. "I noticed how other people were gravitating toward the bars and thought it would be great to meet someone new to talk to and pass the time. That's when I came up with the idea for a website that connects people while they're waiting for their flight."
After launching the site, Pasternack now has 20,000 members worldwide. Visitors simply answer a few questions about their personal interests and preferences. When they're ready to travel (and find romance), members input their flight information and departure airport. From there, the site tries to connect them with a suitable match.
More on MSN Living: 9 myths about men
"It's also exciting to meet someone new from another city or even country," Pasternack told us.
He adds that airport dating is a safe option, too—a significant concern amid an age of Internet dating fraud. Pasternack contends: "Where else can you meet someone that was required to show several forms of identification and then go through a full body search?"
If only we could X-ray scan all of our dates.
Earlier this year, CNN wrote about in-transit romance, presenting several stories of couples who met at the airport. There was the flight attendant who received a Facebook request from a chatty passenger, for example. Long story short, she told CNN:
"When we met, although we knew we were falling hard and fast for one another, we continued to say, 'I'm not looking for anyone right now, but we can be friends and see where it goes!'"
Several months later, the couple tied the knot.
Tell us what you think of airport dating. Would you engage in an en route romance?
Photo: ADEO/Getty Images
More Sex & Love on MSN Living:
beauty tips and style advice
See 15 fragrances for every personality on your holiday list.
Click to see 15 dog-walking outfits inspired by celebrities.
We’re sure this enigmatic purple shade will be everywhere next year, from fashion and beauty to home, and we’re pumped for its impending takeover. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite celebrity looks in Radiant Orchid, including Jessica Paré, Kristen Bell, Amy Adams, and Krysten Ritter, to give you a preview of what you can expect to see in 2014. Commit Radiant Orchid to memory—you’re going to be spotting much more of it in the coming months.
What do you wear to a holiday party? Whether you’re heading to a family shindig or an after-work office soiree, crib these style tips and lessons learned from some of our favorite celebrity dos and don’ts of the festive season.
We caught up with the new mommy to find out the trick to keeping her makeup on point—even when she's not in front of the cameras.
Kristen Stewart is known for her casual style, both on and off the red carpet
You can rent a couture dress or a designer bag, but would you rent hair extensions?
To get the scoop on quick office party beauty tricks, we turned to Landy Dean, celebrity makeup artist at Marie Robinson salon. His simple tutorial requires only a handful of products, starting with the darkest, inkiest eyeliner you can find. Dean swears by the Nars Larger Than Life liners smudged over the waterline and lashline, topped off with a few coats of Maybelline The Falsies mascara. Before you dash off to apply product, there’s one small step that involves removing makeup. “If your foundation and concealer have caked or creased, I recommend a quick removal with a cleansing towelette and a redo to avoid heavy looking skin,” he cautions. For those who would prefer to go the easy route, apply a hydrating moisturizer using a stippling motion and a sponge. Finish the look with a dusting of BareMinerals Mineral Veil—“this will even out discolorations and give a reflective finish that still looks natural”—swap your work bag for a chic clutch, and get ready to ring in the season.
Here's something to brighten up your Tuesday afternoon: The brilliant minds at Moschino have always been masters at combining fashion and whimsical, quirky humor—and this season, they've gone and outdone themselves.
It's looking to be a winter wonderland out there today and that means extreme sweater weather.
Check out these mind-blowing runway photos.
Click to see 10 must-have hair tools to streamline your beauty routine.