Having just rode it last night, I was reminded of how isolated and awkward riding public transit can be. Despite being around hundreds of people we all seem to love being in our own world, where very little is exchanged with a stranger beyond an awkward quick glance that is quickly shifted away.
While technology certainly has helped to play a role in making us even more isolated, how did so many of us become so antisocial with strangers? To the point that someone who does talk on a subway or streetcar is actually seen as weird or unwanted.
Thomas C. Knox is helping to shatter that by sitting on a busy New York City subway platform and giving fellow riders the opportunity to go on a date with him while they wait.