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With more than 20,000 registered users, the site continues growing and has doubled its members in the past four months.
Some have compared it to Facebook -- pointing out that the social network was also open to only college students when it began.
"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.
That's the beauty of Date My School, says Julie Spira, an online dating expert and author of "The Perils of Cyber Dating." "A student at GW might want to meet someone to date at American University," she said.
It sounds like the concept would (ideally) eventually be available to all students of all schools, so that kids from the top tier like Princeton, for example, can date those from nearby Columbia, while steering clear of people from Rutgers, if they so choose.
(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.
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.
Improving your looks online In its first few months, Date My School was only offered to undergraduate and graduate students at 20 schools, including Columbia, New York University, Harvard University and MIT.
"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.
This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.
Date My School is the only dating site that specifies the user's alma mater.
"If somebody really has their heart on meeting somebody from Princeton, this is a great way to narrow down the search," Spira said.
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The site took off at a rapid pace, as 1,300 students at Columbia signed up in the first week.