But Date My School has inched its way in and formed a niche for students searching for a boyfriend or girlfriend who shares the same educational goals and understands school comes first on the priority list.
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.
On the other hand, the guys in the business school were surrounded my mostly other men in their classes.
Online dating helped them meet students of the opposite sex at their school.
blog, points out that the figures are even starker within the black community.
More than a third of black people older than 25 have never been married, even though they say they would like to be.
Believe it or not, over 35% of our member base has a master’s degree or higher.
If potential lovers weren't meeting in the classroom, the university needed a better platform for both sexes to interact.
"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.
Students today are busier than ever, especially with more of them having to work to help pay for tuition.
Between classes, work, student groups and hanging out with friends, it’s hard to find time for dating.