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It's like Tinder for hotel guests

Published On 10/15/2014 Published On 10/15/2014
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If you're traveling solo, it can be hard to meet new people. Chatting up folks on the swamp tour can be tricky (air boats are so loud), while approaching strangers in the hotel bar can seem desperate. Also, it could get you arrested. "But officer, I was just looking for companionship!"  

But what if you could converse with people staying at your hotel online first, before going downstairs to make awkward small talk with them?

Thanks to HelloTel, a totally-necessary-and-not-at-all-dangerous new social networking tool that connects hotel guests, now you can!

Like Tinder, but for horny/lonely people staying in hotels, users of the free app can seek out/directly message other like-minded, hopefully horny guests.

YouTube user HelloTel

How's it work? Simple: use the app to check into the hotel, create a profile through Facebook, and specify the reason for your stay: "business", "vacation", "hook up with as many guests as possible before checkout". Something like that. 

From there, scroll through your hotel's public feed to see if anyone catches your eye (filter by "social" and "business" to identify other possible single travelers) and get his or her attention by commenting on their posts/photos. "Your husband doesn't look like he pays enough attention to you. Want to do sex in room #612?" Again, something like that. But be yourself.

If you make a connection, well, you're on your own. Although if you want to do something with your new friend outside of the room, you can even use the app to find fun things going on in and around the hotel. Perhaps a swamp boat tour?

All of this sound too good to be true? Well, it's not, assuming you -- and everybody staying at your hotel -- download the app, right here.


Chloe Pantazi is an editorial assistant on Thrillist's travel team. Yes, that's a British accent. No, she doesn't watch Doctor Who. Follow her on Twitter at @ChloePantazi.

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