Alumni dating site
Bulldozed by social media, buffeted by changing attitudes, today’s dating landscape can be a baffling place, and BU is in some ways more confusing than most.According to a survey conducted last winter by the daily news site BU Today and answered by more than 4,000 students, it’s not always clear that a date is a date, it’s hard to know when a relationship is a relationship, and the best clue to the true nature of an invitation is often the time of day (or night) that it’s issued.
A discounted fee of $35.00 applies to full time graduate students and undergraduates from class of 2005 or later.For years, singles have had to put up with pick up lines at bars or junk mail and fake profiles on dating websites, but now there is hope.Today, Sparkology moves from private to public beta with 500 registered members.He explained, "One of the biggest luxuries of growing so fast is finally we have access to a large pool of users that we can compile interesting data." Hotness, of course, is subjective, but the math ensures that the hottest schools are not simply those with the most users.If the men or women at a university are deemed "hot" by this ranking, it means their profile photos are most frequently saved by others, accounting for differences in numbers of users at each school.In under a month, Sparkology has created a name for itself and New York's most eligible single men and women are taking notice.
Sparkology is not only improving the online dating industry but also improving members’ online dating profiles.
College, it turns out, also happens to be a wake-up call: 48.4 percent of female respondents say their love life has been disappointing.
Popular wisdom blames that frustration on BU’s lopsided female-to-male undergraduate ratio—9,935 to 6,689 last year—but in fact, the ratio is similar at most colleges across the country. Apparently not: most students believe it is a date only “as long as it’s the two of us.” 61% of males said they should pay; female responses fell into three (just about even) categories: split the bill, girls should pick up the tab, and leave it to the guy; and 76% of other gender identities said split the bill equally.
Profile photos are the most important part of your online dating profile, but most people have difficulty finding the right picture to represent themselves.
Common faux pas include group photo crops, photos taken in the mirror, or a photo that’s out of date. The Internet has solved everything from dinner reservations to apartment hunting.
Sparkology Founder Alex Furmansky established this invite-only social club on the principle of quality over quantity.