So, you've been getting that itch lately -- you know the one. Every time you scroll down your Instagram feed or log into Facebook, you’re drawn in by pictures of scenic beaches and far away cities. It’s time to book your next trip, but what if none of your friends are available and you don’t have a significant other? Should being single cause you to risk missing out on what could be the adventure of a lifetime? Oh, hell no. There are several dating and meetup apps designed specifically for solo travel. Here are our favorites:
Ventoura is like the Tinder of travel, without all the creepy guys. Ventoura helps match you with other people travelling in the area of your destination, as well as locals who are willing to show you around. You can even start chatting with your new connections before taking off, so you can get a good feel for what (or who) you're getting yourself into. The goal of MissTravel is to ensure that you never have to travel alone. The cleverly designed app matches you with singles who share your travel interests, and who want to see the same places. Signing up is free, and women can message men without cost. Men, however, must upgrade to premium membership in order to initiate conversation. Tripr isn’t necessarily about dating, but rather a way to make genuine connections with fellow travellers. Simply upload your itinerary and view friends who are also attending an event in the same location. You can also match with locals and other travellers to make the most out of your trip and meet new people. TourBar is a great app to use when planning a trip. All of the users on the site are verified, so you don’t have to worry about ending up in an unsafe position. Ideal for international travel, this app also pairs you with travellers and locals in Europe, America and Asia. While most travel partnership apps merely focus on who they pair you with, MileHi pays attention to how you travel to your destination. Simply enter a flight number and MileHi will allow you to browse through people who are on the same flight. This way, way you can arrange to share taxis, buses or whatever else is convenient after landing. We’ve all had our interests sparked by a cute stranger on a plane, but for most of us, those interactions didn’t amount to much. Well, AirDates is the world’s only inflight dating app. And the best part is, it works without internet! Simply download the app, then turn on the WiFi, BlueTooth and airplane mode on your device. The app allows you to scan your fellow passengers and start a conversation with anyone on board. With Wingman , you can start connecting from the moment you arrive at the airport. You can connect with anyone in the airport, on your plane and even at your destination -- the options for matches are relatively endless. This app strives to “bring air travelers together in real-time in real-life.” With Btrfly , you can meet people on your flight or even just passing through the airport; the app simply shows you who is online and nearby. From here, you can coordinate destinations, exchange business contacts or just chat. VIVA !