Natalie signed up to a dating agency with a difference.
Called Miss Travel, it promises to match attractive women with wealthy but lonely men who are willing to fund their dates in exotic places.
Then start emailing, chatting, and making connections with thousands of beautiful foreign women. Interested in finding a Ukrainian woman, but not sure whether you should look for her in the city or the country.
"More and more hotels are finding ways to help solo travelers have great experiences," Christine Sarkis, senior editor of website Smarter Travel, told TODAY.
"For instance, many smaller, independent hotels offer activities like culinary and walking tours that solo travelers can sign up for if they want to join a group of like-minded travelers.
According to the 2015 Visa Global Travel Intentions Study, solo travel is up 15 percent overall since 2013 and up to 37 percent from 16 percent for first-time travelers.
This influx of single explorers has caught the eye of the travel industry and sparked a new wave of specialty packages and offerings designed to encourage mingling with other singles.