The most selective dating site yet is a total sham.
On “Datemyschool.com,” a new website made only for grad students, students can select which schools they’d like to date students from, and only those students will be shown their profile, and vice versa.
The site’s founder explained its selective premise to the NYT by saying that “his generation was bred to attend the best schools, maximise revenues and grab the most gilded opportunities, even in matters of the heart.”
What’s funny about this new “elite” dating website that supposedly will pre-screen your dates for you by the school they went to (so that it’s easy for the best and the brightest to date people that are the same calibre as them) is that its owners are making the website sound like 1) kids with good educations and similar backgrounds are having a hard time finding one another. In New York City.
And 2) it’s going to deliver you the top echelon of the dating world.
Witness a review from a user, who told the NYT, “The site is elitist, and all the better for it.”
Bad news kids! Only one of the schools on your website is truly “the best” according to the “real elite,” who say that Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford, and Wharton are the only schools that really fit into the category of a “top tier” education.
But all this really means is that the founders have thus been screwed by their own kind. And isn’t why they started the site in the first place?
It sounds like the concept would (ideally) eventually be available to all students of all schools, so that kids from the top tier like Princeton, for example, can date those from nearby Columbia, while steering clear of people from Rutgers, if they so choose.