Dating in graduate school
"Usually, people have a date within the same day they register," Alexa said.
"If you go to any other dating site, you have to have conversations with other people for weeks before you can be sure it's safe, that (the person) is not a freak." With Date My School, there's an initial trust that stems from choosing dates who share common interests and live on campus or attend a nearby school.
On the flip side, men in the Business School often wished for more women study buddies.
If potential lovers weren't meeting in the classroom, the university needed a better platform for both sexes to interact.
But Alexa insists Date My School is not the next Facebook.
This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.
Alexa and Meyer, both recent graduates of the Business School, came up with the idea after a girlfriend complained that there was not enough testosterone in the School of Social Work.
From there, users can narrow their searches to students attending specific schools.
They can go one step further and select to meet only students with majors such as business, art or engineering.
According to Spira, about 25% of users are 30 years or younger, and there's no guarantee they're college grads.