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Love is in the air! No, literally, according to experts, your chances of finding love, or at least a little romance go up, when you’re on a flight. If you’re flying anyway, sometimes it can be in your best interest to see what the best date and time is to fly, in order to find romance.

Today I’ll be giving you some free dating tips for airplane flights.

With the holidays almost upon us, many will be flying home to visit families. If you’re on a budget, I would advise booking your flight…last year. If you didn’t do that, then go onto those last minute trip deals, sometimes the bargains you can find on them are unbelievable.

When you’re booking your seat (if it’s local, international is the opposite), try and book for midday, most families travel in the evenings, so there will be more singles for singles during the lunch time hours.

At your check in, ask if you can be placed near the front of the plane and ask for an aisle seat (so you can keep an eye on who’s coming onto the plane). The chances of being stuck with a crying baby are lowered the closer to the front you are, since airlines place kids in the rear of planes on domestic flights. You odds of striking up a good conversation go up if you don’t have to take over the wailings of an unhappy toddler.

Before you get on the plane make sure to buy breath mints, since there is something about flying that makes everyone’s breath become “not so fresh”. Also, take a look around at the people waiting in the flight lounge, is there anyone alone, or with an obvious family member? Make note of them.

When it comes to meeting people on a flight you have to be able to spot who is on auto pilot and who is looking to chat, because basically those are the two categories that people slide into when they’re on a flight.

Here are three things that show a person is open to meeting new people on a flight.

1. They have a magazine, not a book. Magazines are easy to put down, unlike that War and Peace novel.

2. They’re chatting with people in the line onto the plane and are conversational with the flight attendant.

3. They smile and make eye contact.

Here are three ways you can tell if someone just wants to be left alone.

1. Earphones, listening to music so loud that you can hear it.

2. Have a well worn book that they pick up the second they sit down.

3. They put on a sleeping eye mask and have a pillow propped behind their head even before take off.

So now that you’ve spotted who’s open to conversation and possibly a date at their destination, it’s time to connect.

1. If they’re near you or, sitting next to you, find something to compliment them on. Make sure to keep it casual, not overly flirtatious at first. Maybe they’ve got a really nice carry on bag or a warm looking scarf, comment on it, then introduce yourself.

2. Ask if they know the city you’re traveling to, if you know the city, talk about the places you love, specifically the unique areas that people don’t know if they’re not from around there. If you aren’t familiar with the city but they are. Ask them where they would go for a breather from the family, or just a fun place to hang out. This is a nice and natural way to connect with someone.

3. You can of course, ask them about their career and creative interests, but in order to find a date for that weekend or week visit for the holidays, your best chances are to talk about the city.

4. When you land, give them your number and offer to show them around, or ask them to call you if they’re going to go out and want some company.

5. It’s all in the delivery, if you’re casual and relaxed about things, they will be to.

You never know, a conversation on a two hour flight could be the key to a great dating life this holiday season.

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