Instead, a friend makes your matches for you. Basically, you agree to have a friend swipe on your behalf. Then, the people they choose are presented with the invitation to connect with you. The whole process is absolutely invisible to you, unless you get a match. Now, this definitely seems counterintuitive, since the whole idea of online dating is that you can control the process yourself, rather than relying on meeting somebody interesting at a bar. But it actually makes sense.
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By Cassie Murdoch Enter Wingman , a new app launching today that lets you set up friends with only people you deem appropriate. Rubs hands together in devilish anticipation. Keep getting your kicks by swiping for your friends.
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The app will then provide a list of fellow Wingman users on the same flight. If you fancy one of them you can strike up a conversation via Bluetooth or in-flight WiFi without even undoing your seatbelt. Not everyone will share New Yorker Whaley's enthusiasm for this enterprise. If the idea of hooking up with someone on a long-haul flight sounds iffy, that's in no small part because planes and airports are far less romantic than we're led to believe on the big screen. The idea of sipping a martini in a classy airport bar, perched on a leather stool, is nice.