If you’re sick of not being able to travel and also fed up with your miserable love life, there’s now an all-in-one solution for you. Taiwanese airline EVA Air is launching flights to nowhere for the sole purpose of hosting intimate speed dating sessions.
The flights take off on Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, and will follow a scenic route down the coast of Taiwan and around Japan’s Ryukyu Islands.
“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,” Chiang Tsung-Wei, a spokesperson for Mobius, which is hosting the events, told CNN Travel.
Mobius also says they’ll put the same amount of men and women on each of the flights. But getting on board takes more than just buying the $400 ticket.
For some reason, every passenger must hold a “college degree or above” and fit the age requirements, which are 28 to 38 for men and 24 to 35 for women.
Not that there’s anything wrong with an age gap, but mandating different age brackets based on gender feels a little… off.
“From different surveys we have done, most of the male participants would like to meet women younger than them while female participants would like to meet men older than them. That’s why there is a different age criteria for the event,” Chiang said.
Thankfully, the food onboard is set to be a notch above the airline food we all know and despise.
Instead, guests will be treated to the culinary delights of Michelin-starred chef Motoki Nakamura. So at least there’ll be something to talk about.
The flight comes after Qantas did its own fight to nowhere around the natural wonders of Australia, and Thai Airways did something similar with a Buddhist chanting session while flying over a bunch of sacred pilgrimage sites.
EVA Air might not have the best name recognition in Australia, but it is Taiwan’s second-largest airline, so it’s definitely a thing.
In fact, if you think hard enough, some of you may even remember the airline from the time a pervy American tourist forced a flight attendant to wipe his ass with the bathroom door open and then moaned when she did it. Horrible.