Online dating service for college students
On the flip side, men in the Business School often wished for more women study buddies.
If potential lovers weren't meeting in the classroom, the university needed a better platform for both sexes to interact.
“College students would not benefit from dating websites because we are here in a place where we can meet people,” says Olivia Luyckx, a first-year student at University of California, Santa Barbara.
Okcupid is another dating website that is growing in numbers.
Unlike Tinder however, users have to select whether they’re looking for friendship, a date, or someone to hook up with–and you’ll be matched with someone looking for the same thing.
Also, you need a email address to signup, limiting the service to college students only. Other nifty features include the ability to filter potential matches by school, gender, year, major, or group, and to choose whether you want to be visible only on your campus, or on other campuses too.
Add to that a messenger function called Chit Chat– that connects students with other random users who are online to chat–and you’ve got yourself an addictive new mobile app.
College students are already big users of Tinder, but it sounds like the dating app might have to watch its back with this new service.
These alerts could be vague (like, “someone from your school wants to go on a date”) or could include specifics like the potential match’s major and expected graduation year.
Match.com, known for their advertisement phrase, “1 in every 5 relationships starts on an online dating site,” started in 1995.