The New York Times Says Dating is Dead, Ivy League Daters Disagree

College dating startup, DateMySchool, releases data on its Ivy League users’ dating trends.
Ivy Leaguers court their campus crush on datemyschool.
Ivy Leaguers court their campus crush on datemyschool.
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Jan. 16, 2013 - PRLog -- The New York Times’ article “The End of Courtship?” claims college students don’t date, but with more than 200,000 users courting campus crushes nationwide on DateMySchool, the college-dating site is not convinced. Analyzing how its Ivy League members’ responded to dating questions, datemyschool releases Ivy League dating trends today:

Ideal First Date: Even in 2013, 54% of Ivy Leaguers say they’d still woo over dinner.

Bill Paying Etiquette: Keeping it old school, 71% of Ivy League guys would want to take care of the check, yet 68% of Ivy ladies were open to splitting it.

Politics of Breaking Up: 96% of Ivy Leaguers still have the common decency to end their relationship in person, while only 4% would update their Facebook relationship status to “single” or text their farewell.

Datemyschool co-founder Jean Meyer says the data suggests that courtship has not ended and credits datemyschool for helping students score dates in a click: “Because of our safety and privacy features, our users tend to land dates within thirty minutes and we’re responsible for over fifty percent of the dates that happen at schools, like Columbia University.”

About datemyschool:
Winner of's 2012 Readers’ Choice Awards for Best College Dating Site, datemyschool is an online dating platform for students and alumni, and has been praised for its safety and privacy features.

Columbia University MBA classmates, Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, co-founded datemyschool in November 2010 to help students and alumni safely discover new people on campus and campuses nearby.  

datemyschool is:
Anonymous: Members may restrict schools, departments, and individuals from accessing their profiles, and they cannot be searched on Google
Safe: Members are all verified and given extensive privacy control
Exclusive: Only verified students and alumni may join

Contact: Datemyschool PR Director, Melanie Wallner, p: 917.968.4150 (tel:917.968.4150) e:

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