Hookup App Matches Airplane Travelers On The Same Flights
Wingman gives you a chance to meet your next romantic encounter before you even land.
Virgin Airlines made it possible to buy a drink for fellow passengers last year, but now there’s an app called Wingman that wants to connect passengers with attractive people on their flight, all before you touch down. Unlike similar apps such as Tinder, Wingman includes information about the airline and flight a user is on, which means you can connect with people headed in the same direction.
The app was created by Gabe Whaley, a copywriter at BuzzFeed, who thinks it’s “incredibly unrealistic” that people will actually have sex on a plane because of his app – even though there is always that possibility. Part of the appeal is the secretive nature of it all; meeting someone in the middle of the night on your way to faraway destination, with the added bonus of a possible romantic encounter.