Graduate student dating website lds dating sights
To speed up execution and conserve phone battery life, the app uses cloud-computing infrastructure.(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."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.This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.If potential lovers weren't meeting in the classroom, the university needed a better platform for both sexes to interact.The solution: A dating website exclusively for college students."If you go to any other dating site, you have to have conversations with other people for weeks before you can be sure it's safe, that (the person) is not a freak." With Date My School, there's an initial trust that stems from choosing dates who share common interests and live on campus or attend a nearby school.That's the beauty of Date My School, says Julie Spira, an online dating expert and author of "The Perils of Cyber Dating." "A student at GW might want to meet someone to date at American University," she said.
According to Spira, about 25% of users are 30 years or younger, and there's no guarantee they're college grads.He added that the site is successful because it's safe, and it works.