It’s a weird concept: to be dating “online” as a college student.
Most of my friends met their significant others organically, but I have a handful of friends who found their special someone via dating apps, even as a junior in college.
I decided to use Coffee Meets Bagel (CMB), and here are the observations that I made. Dating In College Is Pretty Terrible It’s really difficult to meet people organically because everyone is sewn to their phones and thinking of what their next move is going to be on Instagram or Snapchat.
We’re expected to find ‘the one’ and be on the track to marriage by age 22, yet all college students want to do is grind at a bar, go home with someone and never have to see them again.
A lot of 20-somethings are just looking for a hookup, and with CMB, you know that the person is most likely looking for something a little more serious and mature. Meeting People Is Really Difficult In the “Real World” Yes, networking is incredibly easy when you’re in the startup world, but to meet potential lovers is tough.
You can’t tell if someone is interested, not interested or just being a creep.
Some of my friends use dating apps just to make friends.
CMB helps you make that connection without the pressure.
You have 24 hours to respond, and if you don’t like them or they don’t like you, it’s not a big deal at all.If you do like each other, you’re connected immediately and the ball is in your court from there.Once it’s settled that you both like each other, why wouldn’t you say hello?! We’re Lazy & This Is Easy With CMB, you get one Bagel everyday. It takes less than 1 minute and literally could not be any easier.If it doesn’t work out romantically, there is no shame in befriending an ex-potential date. ) When I first told my friends and family that I would be working at CMB everyone was totally fine with it.You may still be compatible, just not the way you had originally intended to be. When they found out I was the dating app, they weren’t nearly as excited.When I burst my college bubble by moving to SF, I realized that everyone here is signed up for at least one dating app, and if they aren’t, it’s because they’ve been in a serious relationship for forever and are no longer in the market.