Dating website for graduate students
This is not just icky—it is highly damaging to the profession.
For despite the handful of happy families that result from professor/grad student couplings, the practice has an overwhelmingly deleterious effect on the academic community.
According to the Pew Research Center, online dating sites or mobile dating app usage by 18-to 24-year-olds has increased nearly threefold since 2013, while usage by 55-to 64-year-olds has doubled.
As scores of singles wade through a crowded market, teeming with Tinders, Hornets, Bumbles, Hinges, Queeps and Mocos (yes, those are all actual dating apps), graduate computer science students in Ying Wu College of Computing at NJIT have invented a matchmaker that's poised to stand out from the crowd. students Hillol Debnath, Nafize Paiker, Jianchen Shan and master's student Pradyumna Neog under the direction of Cristian Borcea, professor and chair of the computer science department.
Next, you'll be asked to upload a set of photos, giving you the ability to meet people who bare a resemblance to someone you find attractive. If you're partial to dimples, high cheekbones and a strong jawline, Face Date will store the images in a database, distribute the search request, facilitate the matching of photos and organize conversations between you and other users who match your inclinations.
Unfortunately, the stigma around mental illness means that many students don’t seek help. Seriously, when I first heard someone say that, I thought it was a joke. One guy said it was because there were a lot more women than men in his program. And a third fellow said it was because people work on similar projects and automatically have common interests.
It's called Face Date: a mobile dating app that matches people based on their facial features in lieu of text profiles. Face Date users are able to train the mobile app by uploading photos of faces they find attractive, and the app will provide matches, using a face recognition algorithm.