Travel News Air Travel Would You Go Speed Dating on a Flight to Nowhere? Taiwan's EVA Air is offering several speed-dating flights over the holidays By Stefanie Waldek Stefanie Waldek Instagram Twitter Stefanie Waldek is a Brooklyn-based travel writer with over six years of experience. She covers various destinations, hotels, and travel products for TripSavvy. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 11/24/20 Fact checked by Jillian Dara Fact checked by Jillian Dara Instagram Emerson College Jillian Dara is a freelance journalist and fact-checker. Her work has appeared in Travel + Leisure, USA Today, Michelin Guides, Hemispheres, DuJour, and Forbes. TripSavvy's fact-checking Share Pin Email S3studio / Getty Images We've seen all sorts of flights to nowhere during the pandemic, from scenic flights to Antarctica to mantra-chanting flights over sites of worship. But EVA Air's newest offering is something else. The Taiwanese carrier is launching three special speed-dating flights as part of its "Fly! Love is in the Air" campaign with travel company Mobius. Yes, that means 40 singles will mingle on airplanes in the hopes of meeting their perfect match. The three-hour flights will take place on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day, and each will be paired with an on-the-ground experience for more time for romance (that'll be an afternoon tea, a candlelit dinner, and a breakfast, respectively). Once onboard the aircraft, passengers will be randomly paired with seatmates, but they'll be free to move about the cabin to meet the other contenders as they dine on meals by acclaimed chef Motoke Nakamura. "When single men and women travel, apart from enjoying the fun in travel, they may wish to meet someone—like a scene in a romantic movie," a Mobius spokesperson said in a statement. "The biggest advantage of speed dating on a flight comes from the serious nature from our participants. In addition to gathering participants with enough spending power, it also attracts a group of single people who love traveling." In addition to having spending power—the tickets cost nearly $300 apiece (8388 yuan)—passengers must meet specific requirements. Each must be a Taiwanese citizen with a university degree that falls within a specific age range: 24–35 for women and 28–38 for men. Sound a little bit odd? Well, the first flight has already sold out after a vetting process worked through 400 applicants, so clearly, there's demand. This kind of in-flight speed-dating might not be for everyone, but we think it would make an excellent reality show regardless. Singapore Airlines Might Launch a Three-Hour Flight to... Nowhere Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit The 12 Best Skis of 2021 International Travel as a Gender Non-Conforming Person is Tricky Your Essential Guide to Bangalore Airport in India The Complete Guide To Taipei's Taoyuan International Airport These Countries Are Inviting US Citizens to Live and Work Remotely A Women's Rock Climbing Camp Was One of My Most Empowering Travel Experiences The 13 Best Women's Sandals of 2021 In the Aviation Industry, the LGBTQ+ Experience Just Keeps Getting Better Seville Airport: The Complete Guide Tripsavvy's LGBTQ Travel Guide For Taipei, Taiwan The 15 Best Sunglasses of 2021, According to Optometrists Getting Around Taipei: Guide to Public Transportation The Best Zoos in the US The Best Dive Bar in Every State The Best Monuments and Memorials in Washington, D.C. Do I Need a Visa to Travel to France?