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Published November 28, 2012, 09:33 PM

Newest dating site makes matches at airport gates

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - While waiting to make your next connecting flight, ever think of sparking a love connection?

By: Kay Cooley, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - While waiting to make your next connecting flight, ever think of sparking a love connection?

A new concept in online dating is making that possible, bringing people together at the airport gates.

There's a new dating website that's really taking off. At airports all over the world.

Ashley Schwartz, Fargo: "Interesting I guess"

It's called meetattheairport.com, and it's already connecting thousands of users hoping to find love at first flight.

Leah Brakke, Fargo: "It probably makes sense, I mean everybody is always on their phones and computers anyway.”

Charl Badenhorst, South Africa: "It's a good opportunity to meet people. I mean if you're single and you're sitting at the airport waiting, you start talking to somebody and then it can work."

Even better for people trying to catch planes that end up delayed, or even canceled - often flying alone and now stranded in a new city.

Kay Cooley, WDAY Reporter: “Would you use it?”

Badenhorst: "You can always look at it. I mean, it's not a bad idea."

Brakke: "Well, I'm married so probably not."

The way it works, members create a basic profile with personal information then add flight details and their departure airport. The site matches flyers based on interests, as well as travel arrangements. But some only have a few hours to kill.

Badenhorst: "Dating someone for an hour? I don't know about that"

Schwartz: "You can get to know somebody in an hour. So it's possible."

And for some the idea of meeting a companion, for travel or possibly something more, is definitely worth thinking about.

Brakke: "Two business travelers that just want to have a drink or dinner, and whatever happens after that I guess happens."

Badenhorst: "Maybe it can lead to something better"

A flight connection, turned love connection.

The site already has more than 20,000 members worldwide.

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