The Top 8 Ivy League Dating Services, Sites & Apps ()
AJC intern Allison Gordon wrote an interesting essay today on dating apps, which are increasingly the domain of young adults. A friend recently told me her three kids -- all college students at private universities -- met their significant others through dating apps. Here is a link to a site that explains how Tinder works, and here is one that explains Bumble, which was started by a disaffected female founder of Tinder. And here is an article on the changing face of Tinder. Gordon is a rising junior at Brown University.
Finally, there’s a dating site just for white people
Washington U? The Ivy Plus Society has taken the concept of an Ivy League alumni club — promising communion with fellow members of the elite, or even a leveraging of old school ties — and enlarged the magic circle to nearly two dozen other universities and graduate schools. If you thought the importance of where you went to college had withered with each passing day since graduation, this group is here to say it can be put back in the forefront, and on your name tag. A sedate crowd sipped wine at the mahogany bar, the men in suits or sports coats, the women in cocktail attire.
Bad news for ugly, unsuccessful people: Tinder is no longer keeping up the pretence that they might one day enjoy a quirky romcom relationship with someone from a different league. No one is yet sure what the criteria are for entry to Tinder Select. Some suggest it might be based on your Tinder Elo score, a sort of romantic Uber rating. Those whom Tinder invites to join are apparently allowed to invite someone else. As all the hotties get beamed up into a secret champagne room from where the rest of us can only hear the distant tinkling of laughter, it is time to look at the key dating apps doing the bodysnatching.