Student dating site
Some have compared it to Facebook -- pointing out that the social network was also open to only college students when it began.But Alexa insists Date My School is not the next Facebook."Usually, people have a date within the same day they register," Alexa said."If you go to any other dating site, you have to have conversations with other people for weeks before you can be sure it's safe, that (the person) is not a freak." With Date My School, there's an initial trust that stems from choosing dates who share common interests and live on campus or attend a nearby school.The solution: A dating website exclusively for college students.
"We're also at similar places in our lives, being students, which makes it easier to relate." Columbia University students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer started the dating website on campus in November.
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.
"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.