"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.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.
For me, and many other women like me, it all begins with a number. Before agreeing to a set-up, as a follow-up response or even playing a flirtatious game, I always find the answer to the question, “So, how old are you? And if you don't know who the Seavers are from “Growing Pains,” then you don't stand a chance.But we’ve actively created our own, more positive societal changes as well.We’re far more likely to go to college than our parents, especially if we’re women. A bad date helps us to enjoy a good one, a good relationship gets us ready for a great one, a painful or arduous experience tests our composure, flexibility and resilience. Translation: you’re trying too hard and it’s not hot. Everything we do prepares us for something else, for better and for worse.