But when TV production manager Jessica Enderby signed up for the world record attempt for the highest ever speed-dating event, she knew her 'date' would be far from ordinary.
Joining Expedia and alternative dating website uk as they whisked 60 solo travellers to Italy in search of love, 34-year-old Jessica 'dated' 21 bachelors at 35,000 feet during the flight.
The girls stayed in their seats and the guys moved from one to the other for three-and-a-half speed dates.
When we arrived, we were whisked to the centre of Venice for a beautiful five-course lunch at the canal-side Splendid Hotel Venice.
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For example, I have never skied but would love to go and Olly was telling me about his skiing trips and giving me information on where to go.
We boarded after breakfast and a nerve-steadying drink and as soon as we reached 35,000 feet, it was date time.
We were meant to have set 'dates' with each person - moving around to talk to one person at a time - but by now we had bonded as a group and were all just chatting.
Everyone was excited to be there and it was a fun environment.