If you’re tired of Tinder or looking for a new way to meet people, you could follow this example in New York City and offer spontaneous dates on train station platforms.
Thomas Knox wants to ‘spread love and joy’ to his fellow New Yorkers by creating makeshift dates at a chosen subway station, setting up a table, two chairs, a sign that says ‘date while you wait’ and a supply of flowers.
Then he waits for people to join him and enjoys their company. It’s a simple idea, but has proved effective so far with pictures of over 30 different dates posted to social media in the last 10 days.
And if Thomas and his new acquaintance run out of things to talk about, he’s got that covered by providing games to play, too.
He wrote on his Facebook page: “Playing Connect 4 was super cool and everyone loved the idea.”
Instagram user ameliamagritte was certainly charmed by Knox. She posted a picture with the caption: “Day was going kind of s***ty, and then I came across this cute fella at West 4th Street and lost a few games of Connect 4 while waiting for the C train. New York always manages to remind you of its charm at the perfect time. #datewhileyouwait.”
What might have started out as a quest for romance has resulted in a chance for Thomas to meet new and interesting people.
He continued: “Once again I am truly thankful to have the privilege to connect with the wonderful people of New York.”
See more of Thomas’ Date While You Wait pictures and stories on the community’s Facebook page.