Photo Courtesy of Makenzie Taylor
Another blind date gone wrong. Another disappointing heartbreak. And another long night alone in your dorm room. With busy schedules, a full workload, and living the life of a committed college student, the modern dating struggle has become prominent.
Nowadays, it seems that every person we think we are compatible with are actually the complete opposite from what we are looking for. The time and effort put towards finding “the one” seem to be pointless. For some university students, it appears that finding one’s soul mate has become nearly impossible.
However, a few Pepperdine students have taken matters into their own hands by creating the “Ring By Spring” website. With the design format of a dating site, drawing inspiration from websites such as eHarmony and match.com, “Ring By Spring” will serve as a new way of finding a soul mate between Pepperdine students. The possible launch of the dating website has caused a flood of opinions among current students.
Sophomore Valerie Varghese said she can’t see people taking the idea of the website seriously. To her, it is just a temporary idea among students.
“I think people consider it more of a joke, at least for now,” Varghese said.
Freshman Peter Lee, doesn’t find the idea of the website too promising either.
“It’s just really weird, especially the fact that they only have 80 people registered so far,” Lee said. “I would never be a part of it.”
Freshman Christan Cossa doesn’t understand the need for another social networking site as a form of communication.
“I think that’s so dumb,” Cossa said. “We all go to school here, how is face to face interaction not enough? Why do we have to take it to another social media site?”
While some students are questioning the functionality of the website, others believe it’s promotion of early marriage is not beneficial for college students.
Freshman Marie Millot, finds the concept behind “Ring By Spring” to be unnecessary. In her opinion, there’s no need to rush into marriage.
“It may be a good way to meet people but at the same time we are only 19 to 22,” Millot said. “So what do we know? It’s too early to think about that.”
Many Pepperdine students have already shut down the idea of creating a profile on the campus dating website. Students have come to the common conclusion that a “ring by spring” is far too soon.
Freshman Brianna Emerzian said she will not sign up with the website because she thinks that the site rushes the idea of marriage.
“It’s just too much pressure,” Emerzian said.
Freshman Carter Hodge said he is not interested in participating in the website because he does not plan to become engaged before his final semester at Pepperdine.
“I think it’s too soon,” Hodge said. “You’re just too young.”
Freshman Alex Little, agrees with Hodge and Emerzian saying, “Absolutely not. No thank you,” when asked if she would ever register with the website.
“Ring By Spring” currently has 96 registrants. The site is set to launch as soon as it reaches 200 applicants. Until then, finding a soul mate at Pepperdine is left to face-to-face interaction.
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