Date While You Wait is a pop-up event in public spaces that connects with strangers by providing impromptu interactions while people wait to get to their destination. It provides a quick, meaningful and unforgettable experience. These interactions can take place in several different types of locations and venues.
Date While You Wait provides a quick, meaningful and unforgettable dose of goodness in a world that’s flooded with negativity. Each day in New York City, hundreds of thousands of strangers stand next to each other without saying one word with their eyes fixated on electronic devices during dismal commutes. Date While You Wait is a beautiful distraction to lighten the mood of someone’s day and strike up fun conversations while waiting on a subway platform.
Hours before Date While You Wait occurs, Thomas, uses social media to announce the subway location he will be conducting his dates. Commuters head to the subway and try to have a date with him. Simultaneously, unaware Commuters find themselves captivated by watching him engage in countless incredible dates that revolve around genuine conversations and electrifying games like Connect Four. Everyone leaves with a smile and a new experience.
Date While You Wait has since been adopted all over the world as a road map to successfully connect people, and his tools are used to enhance connection in creative ways. He has been interviewed by “The New York Times”, CNN, “Huffington Post”, and CBS just to name a few. Has been invited to several countries and colleges all around the world to speak about the importance of communication and human connection.
Date While You Wait has now evolved into a company, focused on continuing to provide unique ways for people to connect. Through speaking engagements, workshop series and events. Thomas has allow his love for human connection to take on a new form. He now aims to inspire and encourage people everywhere to follow their dreams. He has also started an Scrabble bow tie company giving people the ability to be unique in style.