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Single women prefer Delta, United

By Christopher Seward, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

8:04 PM EDT, May 13, 2013

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Let's say you're a person who travels frequently and you're looking for a connection — not a connecting flight but a love connection.

According to MissTravel.com, your best chances are on a Delta Air Lines flight if the object of your desire is a single woman. The "destination-dating" website surveyed 2,000 single female travelers to find out which airline they use most often, and 28 percent said Delta was their No. 1 choice. The airline was preferred by 13 percent more women than those who chose No. 2 United Airlines. Delta and United are the No. 1 and No. 2 largest U.S. carriers, respectively.

United was followed by US Airways, Southwest, Virgin, JetBlue and AirTran.

Single women also appear to be more talkative while traveling, according to MissTravel.com.

Sixty-four percent acknowledged that they speak to strangers at airports or on flights than anywhere else; 39 percent said that they have or would consider dating someone they met during a flight.

Brandon Ware, the website's founder, suggested that airlines should increase their appeal to women traveling for leisure and to the woman "who may have her eyes open for a potential love interest."