CNN - Nov 27 - When a delayed flight left Steve Pasternack stranded at Miami Airport in early 2011, he settled into his departure lounge seat and cast a curious eye across his fellow passengers. He launched Meetattheairport.com, a dating site that enables travelers to connect at the departure gate. Since launching in May 2011 the platform has attracted ~20K members worldwide. The concept works by prompting users to enter their personal interests, flight details and departure airport before matching them up with individuals with similar interests and travel arrangements. Pasternack is not alone in exploring the possibility of transforming airports into social meeting places. Vantaa Airport in Helsinki, Finland, recently considered the possibility of introducing an airport speed-dating service.