A passenger flying with Delta Airlines was recently hit on by one of the company's pilots while the two of them were 30,000 feet in the air.
Have you ever thought about how hard it must have been to meet new people as recently as 30 years ago? No cell phones, no internet, just good old fashioned meeting people face to face. Sounds pretty terrifying to us. Nowadays, when this current generation of children grows up, most of them will have parents who met online.
Using dating sites was considered to be pretty taboo just a few short years ago. If you were signed up to something like Plenty Of Fish or eHarmony, it wasn't exactly something you would shout from the rooftops. In 2018, however, pretty much anyone who is single is using at least one of the litany of dating apps available, and sometimes even those who aren't single.
Dating apps such as Tinder and Bumble take your location and show you other people nearby using the app that you might like to date. If you don't like them, that's not really an issue. However, it might be if you are confined to an aircraft that is traveling a mile above the ground. That happened to JP Thorn recently while flying with Delta Airlines, as reported by The Independent.
remember when my pilot messaged me on grindr at 30,000 feet in the air pic.twitter.com/0q7QNDX7MV— JP (@emobandtshirt) November 25, 2018
Okay, it's not quite as bad as it sounds, but still pretty awkward. Once Thorn's flight landed, he took his phone off of flight mode to discover he had a notification on dating app Grindr. The nearby match had messaged him saying "I see you're on my flight. Enjoy the ride to Chicago." Upon seeing the message, Thorn hurriedly disembarked the aircraft as he has apparently had "weird experiences" with proximity matches on Grindr in the past.
Once Thorn was a safe distance from the plane, he struck up a conversation with his new match. The unnamed gentleman divulged that he was a pilot, Thorn had already deduced he was an employee of Delta Airlines, and apparently joked about turbulence. Sadly though, as far as we know, the two of them are yet to meet. It would certainly be one of the more interesting dating app romance stories to tell your grandkids.