Between both of us having traveling jobs, weddings, bachelor parties, bachelorette parties and football games - we have hardly had any time at home. Much less for a date. So what did we do? We improvised!
It all started 2 weeks ago. I was flying home from a work trip on a Thursday evening - TB was connecting through the Atlanta airport - from work, but continuing on to a bachelor party. He had a bit of time between his flights and it happened to coincide with my flight landing. Perfect! So we had a nice date at the Wendy's on the main concourse at ATL. We caught up, shared some fries and it worked out wonderfully.
The next Thursday, I was flying home from a work trip and TB was once again connecting in ATL but continuing on to another trip. We did a bit more planning and had a nice sit down dinner in concourse B. Glass of wine and all. But we did split the check, since we were both expensing our dinners..... perhaps that wasn't romantic. But it sure was economical.
The following Monday morning, we both had flights out of ATL at the same time. TB headed to NY, and I was headed to Orlando - but we had time to share some Starbucks and biscuits.
At this point, I'll take what I can get. I've even done some research on airport restaurants and I hear there's a good one on concourse E called One Flew South. Yes, it's true. An airport restaurant that doesn't have fried food as half of the options.
As I was trying to find some pictures for this post (because it never occurred to me to snap a photo of our airport dates), I found a whole bunch of photos of that movie - Up in the Air. None of them really struck my fancy, so I kept looking. Until I hit the jackpot. It appears that TB and I are not the only ones who like to meet up at the airport. This find was so interesting that it trumped photos:
For realz. Check it out. The website claims that you can meet new and exciting people all over the world. Read the excerpt:
"Meeting someone new at the airport is fun and exciting. We've all thought about it while waiting for our flight. It's a bit of adventure that adds spice to your everyday life. MeetAtTheAirport.com can now make a fantasy a reality. Find fellow travelers that are looking for that added sense of excitement that you only get when meeting someone new. Share a drink with an attractive stranger in the totally safe environment of a public airport. Perhaps, share a brunch or romantic dinner while waiting for your flight and explore the enticing possibilities that are presented to you. Romance, friendship, travel companion, networking... The possibilities are endless. If you're tired of reading a magazine while waiting for your flight, don't hesitate, register now."
Add spice to your life? Make a fantasy a reality? All I can imagine is some scandalous happenings. In the airport bathroom perhaps. Remember that senator a while back that got caught meeting fellows in the airport bathrooms. I wonder if he ever used this service?
You have to create a profile to see any other details and although I love a good investigation, I was too chicken to do that. I could only imagine the creepy characters. This will make you wonder the next time you see a couple having a drink at the airport...... It could just be someone like TB and I, or it could be someone that got bored of reading magazines and decided to meet an attractive stranger.