Dating websites for college students
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.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.From there, users can narrow their searches to students attending specific schools.They can go one step further and select to meet only students with majors such as business, art or engineering.
The Pew Internet and American Life Project found in 2006 that about 11 percent of all Internet users had used online dating.
College students are settling into a new environment and often struggle to meet people, and this change in scenery and lifestyle can make online dating appealing.
Over the past few years, several sites have sprung up that specifically target college students, including Date My School and Ivy Date.
Even when a student doesn't meet her partner online, a significant portion of her relationship interactions may occur online. A former martial arts instructor, he holds bachelor's degrees in music and computer science from Westchester University, and a juris doctor from Georgia State University.
He is the recipient of numerous writing awards, including a 2009 CALI Legal Writing Award.