SCENARIO: you’re booking a flight from LAX to Seoul. Flying time estimated at thirteen hours. We all hope for that glorious empty seat next to us; elbow room, storage space, perhaps an opportunity to curl up in the fetal position and nap.
But the social butterflies among us may prefer someone interesting to chat with, something that’s pretty luck of the draw. Seems like it doesn’t have to be, though, thanks to social networks that allow you to meet people that share your interests. And thanks to apps that can use those accounts to discern those interests, and match you up with others you haven’t virtually or physically met yet.