"Most of our members are busy young professionals," the creators of the app write on their website."We know that one thing everyone looks forward to daily is coffee breaks."Connect with Facebook, and every day at noon, the app will send you a prospective match, prompting the user to like or pass.This month, the site launched at 140 more schools nationwide, giving more college students the opportunity to meet their future husbands or wives.Alexa and Meyer, both recent graduates of the Business School, came up with the idea after a girlfriend complained that there was not enough testosterone in the School of Social Work.Part of the Tinder charm is its simplicity – swipe right if you're interested, and left if you're not – but that simplicity can be a double-edged sword, resulting in superficial matches.Another explanation for the app's popularity might be due to the fact that it's free; college students are already bogged down with student loan debt, so much so, that the crushing weight of monthly loan payments come before finding love (or something like it).On the flip side, men in the Business School often wished for more women study buddies.
And the face recognition tasks can run on your smartphone or be offloaded to the cloud."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.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.To speed up execution and conserve phone battery life, the app uses cloud-computing infrastructure.