We’re sure there are times when you take the plane and you notice someone attractive, and you tell yourself, wouldn’t it be nice if I could just go up to him/her and just say hi? Unfortunately not everyone is socially adept at chatting up random strangers without coming across as creepy, which is why Buzzfeed copywriter, Gabe Whaley, created an app called Wingman, which has been likened as the Tinder for airlines. According to Whaley in an interview with ANIMAL, “I’m pretty sure that at some point, anyone who’s flown has had a thought like, ‘I wonder what it would be like to talk to that person. Too bad it’s never going to happen, because the seating arrangement didn’t provide for that.’”
Like we said the app will function like Tinder, which pulls profiles from people near you, or in this case people in the same flight as you. Of course chances of people using the app on the same flight as you might be pretty slim, but it could be a great way to pass the time. The app will rely on either WiFi or Bluetooth to work, and while Wingman has yet to be approved by Apple, those interested can hit up the Wingman website to get notified on its progress. In the meantime what do you guys think? Perhaps those long flights don’t have to be so lonely after all.