Does This New Site Have College Dating Solved?

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People say it’s hard to date after college, but what if you’re still in school, and the options in your major department are either unavailable or totally not your type? Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, two Columbia students who created the university-exclusive, free dating site, DateMySchool, had the opposite problem. They were part of the 80% of the males enrolled in their business school, leaving them with pretty low odds if they wanted to score a date with a lady on Friday night. That is, until these gentleman opened the playing field.
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Channeling their business smarts into playing Cupid, they created DateMySchool, which is now available at every college nationwide. You have to be a student or alumni to join (and, yes, they verify that info), which means that the site can kind of weed out the creepy potential dates you inevitably find with other online matchmakers. Cue the collective sigh of relief. And, the best part — DateMySchool proves to be efficient, too. At schools like NYU and Columbia, where the site has a large presence, people have been known to hook up in 30 minutes flat. (To clarify, we mean make a date.) It's essentially speed dating for the university set.
If you’re not looking for love, you might still be interested in DateMySchool...for a job. Before the New Year, they plan to employ one student at every school in the U.S. as a marketing ambassador, with some awesome commision incentives. Job responsibilities include promo campaigns, marketing, and event-planning. Either way, checking out the site can’t hurt; they have a zero-embarrassment policy and ultra-fancy privacy settings for each profile. Dating might have just gotten (a little) less scary.
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