Teens looking to date online don't necessarily have to turn to websites that are labeled as actual dating websites, although these sites certainly exist.
Many teens instead choose to meet new people on other social websites that are not necessarily labeled as dating sites.
But Date My School has inched its way in and formed a niche for students searching for a boyfriend or girlfriend who shares the same educational goals and understands school comes first on the priority list.
Lara Hirner, a grad student at Columbia University's Teachers College, has gone on dates to the opera, Central Park and ice cream shops with guys she met on Date My School.
"The guys place the same priority on education and the same passion for their careers as I do," Hirner said.
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.
But what about everyone in the middle – that’s where Admittedly steps in.
Each year, the number of students applying to college and the competition to get in continues to rise, yet the number of high school guidance counselors declines.
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