"It was a pity losing so much time inflight."People are intrigued enough by the idea of a chance meeting, he said.

After all, George Clooney kinda sorta found love in 2009's "Up in the Air." Richards is not going to guarantee you my parents' blissful 32 years of marriage, a charming daughter and an emotionally unavailable cat, though."We're much more party than wedding," he says coyly. Now, Air Dates isn't the only airport- and travel-centric social or dating app.

With Skycheckin, you -- that's right -- check into flights and talk with others who have done the same.

I fire up the App Store and download Air Dates, an app that wants to be the only inflight dating app. You set up a profile using a Facebook account, tell it what types of people you like and then you're on the prowl.

The app has a map that looks like a radar that shows who's around.

So I figure, hey, I'm sitting in the Louisville airport on a Sunday morning, flying to the Tech Crunch Disrupt tech conference in San Francisco.

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