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.Collegiettes looking to meet other students to go on casual dates.
College students from all walks of life try online dating, and Pew reports that 36 percent of all single people have tried online dating.
Online dating can make it easier to meet people, particularly for shy or socially awkward people, so people who are uncomfortable with the bar scene or who don't have a large group of friends might be more likely to date online.
(CNN) -- Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye. With nothing to lose, Lalinde wrote a funny message proclaiming his love for nurses and hit send. While they could have passed each other walking to class, it took -- an online dating website exclusively for college students -- to bring them together and officially exchange vows on April 29.
He opened her profile and saw her name was Michelle Przybyski. One walk of four hours with Lalinde's dog, Domino, around campus and a date at the library (that didn't really involve studying) later, the two Columbia University graduate students applied for a marriage license in New York just 10 days after meeting in person. With countless dating websites such as match.com, and okcupid.com, the online dating market is a bit crowded.
"The guys place the same priority on education and the same passion for their careers as I do," Hirner said.
"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."The Harvard Crimson" reported that college students are increasingly using online dating, particularly when they wish to avoid the bar scene and get into a committed relationship.There's no specific profile of the sort of person who dates online.The campus dating scene is simultaneously amusing as it is confusing.In between all of the demanding classes and other commitments we have to worry about as busy collegiettes, our dating lives shouldn’t have to be complicated.The site requires you to register with a university email address, which helps to automatically ward off any creeps pretending to be in college.