Lara Hirner, a grad student at Columbia University's Teachers College, has gone on dates to the opera, Central Park and ice cream shops with guys she met on Date My School."The guys place the same priority on education and the same passion for their careers as I do," Hirner said.“The fact that e Harmony matched me with several women with whom I shared common interests led me to believe that I was seeing more quality matches.” At the same time, you shouldn’t write off a site just because it’s free.Even Tinder, despite its reputation for attracting users seeking causal romance, may deserve a more open mind.Kominers thinks online daters could be well served by a service that isn’t quite free but doesn’t involve a subscription fee either.Inspired by Jiayuan.com, the largest online dating site in China, he thinks dating sites would have happier customers overall if they did away with their current pricing models and charged users per message sent.
This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.
So a person who randomly sends out dozens of “hey” messages to would-be dates would have to pay a higher price to make contacts than someone who does it more selectively. Our survey suggests that 45 percent of online daters have tried multiple dating websites or apps.
In the meantime, the bottom line is that while some users think quality does come at a price, there are benefits to free dating services as well. Shopping links are provided by e Bay Commerce Network and Amazon, which makes it easy to find the right product from a variety of online retailers.
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.