An estimated 51 million passengers will travel through American airports this holiday season. And, perhaps after hopeless delays, a drink at the airport bar and a few too many viewings of “Love Actually,” lonesome travelers may convince themselves that their soulmate is waiting just beyond the security checkpoint.
Those looking to maximize their chances of finding love in the airport terminal this holiday season will have better luck in certain airports.
Using its “Missed Connections” feature, Match.com determined the airports where single travelers are most likely to come across other singles in the coming weeks. The feature uses real-time location data to match users as they cross paths in real life.
Here's the full ranking in order of Match.com's Missed Connections from last year:
- Chicago O’Hare
- Los Angeles
- Dallas/Fort Worth
- San Francisco
- New York LaGuardia
- Houston Bush
- Las Vegas
According to the data, lonely New Yorkers who are looking for love during the holidays should avoid JFK Airport in favor of LaGuardia or even Newark for a better chance of bumping into eligible travelers. Coastal airports are more likely for Missed Connections, too.
And for those who aren’t able to make a love connection in the airport, continue the search with this dating app that will link you up with other people on your flight.