College specific dating sites
"Nothing against Flavor Flav, but he's not my type." Zorogastua said she'd be more willing to give Date My School a go, since she could narrow the search to a student also in an intense grad program who understands she doesn't have to time to commit to a serious relationship.
Don't be offended by online-dating rejection "A lot of people knock it, they just thinks it's kind of cheesy, but you know what, it's an option," Andy Lalinde said.
"We expanded in a similar manner that they did initially, but then they opened it up for everybody in the world," he said.
"We will never do that." Only students or alumni with an active university e-mail account can register on the site.
This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.
Alexa and Meyer, both recent graduates of the Business School, came up with the idea after a girlfriend complained that there was not enough testosterone in the School of Social Work.
From there, users can narrow their searches to students attending specific schools.
The site took off at a rapid pace, as 1,300 students at Columbia signed up in the first week.The solution: A dating website exclusively for college students.With more than 20,000 registered users, the site continues growing and has doubled its members in the past four months.That's the beauty of Date My School, says Julie Spira, an online dating expert and author of "The Perils of Cyber Dating." "A student at GW might want to meet someone to date at American University," she said.
"Now, it's both technically and geographically possible for them to find love online." College: hookups in, dating out The site fills a void for college students in the online dating world.
"I think we are responsible for more than half of the dates and meetings between students on campus," Alexa said.