Woman goes viral after playing matchmaker on plane

Friday, 06 Jul, 2018

For the rest of the flight, Rosey Blair live tweeted the budding romance, sending Twitter into a frenzy.

"Last night on a flight home, my boyfriend and I asked a woman to switch seats with me so we could sit together", Blair explained on Twitter. Upon realizing the chemistry between the woman and a man seated next to her, Blair posted about it on her social media throughout the ride -- and the story quickly became an internet sensation.

Half of the plane couple has been identified at Euan Holden, a fitness instructor and brother of former USA men's national team midfielder Stuart Holden. Both of them appeared to be single, according to Blair, who wrote that there were "no wedding rings in sight".

On Blair's Twitter handle, where she chronicled the activities of the new lovers, the story has accrued more than half a million retweets.

"We couldn't have picked a better romantic duo".

A man sat down next to the woman, and they immediately hit it off.


If there were any skeptics still unconvinced that love was in the air (plane), Blair kept the updates coming - and they did not disappoint.


Little did Blair know (or did she?) that she had just inadvertently played cupid, connecting two young, good-looking flyers who both turned out to be personal trainers, both based in Dallas, Texas.

The unnamed woman ended up sitting next to a hunky guy and they were soon flirting.

That's when the "love at first flight" began, and the #PlaneBae hashtag was born.

He said their time together "made the flight go by very fast". "She's very attractive, fun, bubbly, natural", Holden added.

Holden joked on Twitter that the viral notoriety had earned him the nickname "Plane Bae".