Hi, people of the Hoddle!
I’m in denial about how there are only five days until Christmas. (How did it come so quickly?)
Anyway, let’s ramble.
Ramble of the Day
I accidentally went down a weird rabbit hole today. It all started when I saw this tweet.
I had to click, of course. What kind of strange article is this? How exactly did they measure “the airports where you’re most likely to find love?”
Turns out, match.com has a “Missed Connections” feature where people can get matched at airports. That’s weird — and totally going to be the inspiration of a future Lifetime movie. (I hope those of you based outside of the U.S. know what Lifetime movies are.)
The best part of the article, though, comes right at the end. Just when you think you’ve learned everything about the topic, the writer casually drops this:
And for those who aren’t able to make a love connection in the airport, continue the search with this dating app that will link you up with other people on your flight.
This thing just kept taking twists and turns that I did not see coming. I had no idea that looking for romance at the airport or on an airplane like this was a thing.
Of course, you can use this app for other things, like chatting “with nearby users to share a cab into the city, find out what’s cool a destination or even uncover secret frequent traveler’s airport hacks.” I guess it’s got some not romantic uses, too.
That was all a bit bizarre, wasn’t it? Let’s try to find some normalcy from the links.
Links of the Day
This is a couple of days old and a bit of a long read, but here’s an update on the life and family of Abdelhak “Appie” Nouri, the Ajax player who suffered a heart attack back in July.
Atlético Madrid are going to report Barcelona for tapping up Antoine Griezmann.