DatemySchool Tries To Help NYU Kids Get Columbia Ass And Vice Versa

Lord knows it can be hard to meet eligible studs and studettes in this city, especially when it’s senior year and you’ve come to the conclusion that everyone at NYU is undateable. Us NYU kids tired of Gallatin faux-intellectualism may want to start looking uptown for smarter brains to pick, and presumably, Columbia kids tired of extreme nerdiness may want to start looking downtown for some hotter ass.

Luckily, two French guys at Columbia have created DatemySchool.com to help out with this exchange.

The site, meant to “facilitate meeting of students from different departments within the same school and between different universities,” seems to currently be only available to NYU and Columbia, as well as a handful of schools in California. You can sign up only if you have email addresses from these schools, and you can choose which departments or schools you are invisible for, presumably to avoid being seen on the site by that kid in your sociology class.

DatemySchool is clearly modeled after OKCupid, the king of all hip young dating sites that everyone is secretly on, as many of the features (and much of the wording) are exactly the same. But DatemySchool’s interface is nowhere near as good as OKC’s, and it seems to lack its effective match system as well.

The idea isn’t a bad one, though. If there can be dating sites for Jews or Asians or hot women looking for sugar daddies, why not one for college students? The challenge, then, is to get enough people to join it for it to be useful. (Maybe the first step would be to get rid of these weird, gendered computer mice on the home screen. Just a tip.)



3 Comments

  • Luis Paez-Pumar
    November 10, 2010

    Nicole, just because YOU’RE on OkCupid, doesn’t mean we all are…

  • Katherine Pan
    November 10, 2010

    I second getting rid of the gendered, (hetero)sexist computer mice. I mean unless they consciously want to exclude the (sizeable, at least at NYU?) queer populations at Columbia and NYU. But there’s still OKCupid!

  • Jennifer Castro
    April 12, 2011

    Copying Okcupid and Facebook’s exclusive idea so 2004…anything new! Check out this new college social network I found, its called CollegeTide.com. Its like a twitter feed for college students where they can share pics, videos, get homework answers by tutors, and meet new college students. http://www.collegetide.com

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