But now a new study by HSBC UK reveals we may have been going about it all wrong.
Head to Webjet.com, because apparently one in 50 people meet their future partner on an aeroplane. Romcom worthy, much?
Despite well-directed fears of drooling on your neighbour’s shoulder, planes are actually a great place to strike up a conversation. Last month, “Plane Bae”, the story of two strangers meeting onboard went viral (simultaneously stirring up debate about privacy in a digital age).
In addition, the study found that 16 per cent of passengers form a business connection mid-air, and that 14 per cent of us have made a long-lasting friendship.