Student dating site
(CNN) -- Though they had perhaps crossed paths several times on campus, it was only when Andy Lalinde was scrolling through images of cute girls online that the one with brunette hair standing in some South American country caught his eye. With nothing to lose, Lalinde wrote a funny message proclaiming his love for nurses and hit send. While they could have passed each other walking to class, it took -- an online dating website exclusively for college students -- to bring them together and officially exchange vows on April 29.
He opened her profile and saw her name was Michelle Przybyski. One walk of four hours with Lalinde's dog, Domino, around campus and a date at the library (that didn't really involve studying) later, the two Columbia University graduate students applied for a marriage license in New York just 10 days after meeting in person. With countless dating websites such as match.com, and okcupid.com, the online dating market is a bit crowded.
Some have compared it to Facebook -- pointing out that the social network was also open to only college students when it began.
But Alexa insists Date My School is not the next Facebook.
They can go one step further and select to meet only students with majors such as business, art or engineering.
"We expanded in a similar manner that they did initially, but then they opened it up for everybody in the world," he said.
"We will never do that." Only students or alumni with an active university e-mail account can register on the site.
"I think we are responsible for more than half of the dates and meetings between students on campus," Alexa said.
He added that the site is successful because it's safe, and it works.
"Nothing against Flavor Flav, but he's not my type." Zorogastua said she'd be more willing to give Date My School a go, since she could narrow the search to a student also in an intense grad program who understands she doesn't have to time to commit to a serious relationship.