In-flight matchmaking from the seat pocket in front of you

Paging through the November 2007 Continental in-flight magazine really makes you think air travelers are a bunch of loners. I found 3 large advertisements for matchmaking services in that issue.

I won’t mention the company’s names but their headlines read:

  1. Eligible?
  2. We have all been there. All your life you wonder if you’ll find her. Does she even exist?
  3. The more you have to offer the more difficult it seems to find the person who is right for you.

Hmm, is anyone really that bored while flying that they would page through the mag and suddenly realize they are, in fact, lonely?

The main question is: does extensive traveling make you lonely OR is it loneliness that makes you want to travel more.