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Date My School breathes new life into young love

Is the newest disaster in a slew of online dating websites or a potential matchmaking goldmine?

The words “online dating” often bring forth bad memories of the most current episode of MTV’s new show “Catfish,” in which romantically- challenged people finally meet their perfect online lovers who are hiding terrible secrets.

Date My School is a new method of online social-dating media that perhaps you have seen advertised on one of the bulletin boards while walking around campus.

Founded by Columbia University business students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer in 2010, Date My School came about as a useful tool to combat the unfair male to female ratio on campuses.

Since its existence, this effective website has been helping college students to interact not only on campus, but also with other students in surrounding colleges and universities.

What makes this site unique is that it is free, unlike many commercialized dating websites. It also has a private membership that requires ‘.edu’ emails to verify only students and alumni are surfing the site.

Much like Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook conquest, Alexa and Meyer are setting out to do the same by presenting Date My School as the next tool to help busy college students socialize.

By resembling popular social media outlets that college students already use, this site intelligently allows members to post their status updates, and add pictures.

The site has launched from top-ranking schools like the University of California Berkeley and Harvard, and is becoming progressively popular among schools around the nation, according to The New York Times.

So the question is, will Fullerton College students want to use Date My School to fulfill their romantic wishes?

The answer may lay in joining and answering descriptive screening questions ranging from, “What’s your grade point average?” to “What would you rather: a make out session or a peck on the lips?”

Whether you’re looking for your next significant other or a peck-on-the lips date, Date My School is a great, new way to open up the horizons to dating and socializing with your alma mater in a way other social medias haven’t tried.

This website is a comfortable approach to jumping into the dating scene, but only time will tell if students are willing to take the dive.

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