If you're upset with your love life of late or feel like you're better at solving chemistry problem sets than developing chemistry with another student, help may be just a few short clicks away.A slew of dating websites has begun sprouting up around Harvard's campus, each with its own twist, but all with one common goal: to connect students with their potential soulmates.Here, you won’t find matching algorithms or extensive surveys that falsely guarantee 100 percent compatibility.“Students want to meet other students who share the same academic interests, experiences and goals." Alexa compared online dating to writing a book with Microsoft Word as opposed to a typrwriter."The quality of the book would probably be the same," he said.(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.
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.
"We're also at similar places in our lives, being students, which makes it easier to relate." Columbia University students Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer started the dating website on campus in November.
From going to class to taking exams to attending campus events, the life of a college student is a busy one indeed, and that life is mostly filled with people who are studying the same subject.
Who’s got the time to actually find someone for dating and relationships? Launched in 2010, Date My School makes meeting, socializing and networking with other academics easy and convenient, and a company spokesperson shared with us how they do it.