If your memories of dating at U of T include scoring a night out with that handsome stranger in the Burwash lunch line, or meeting a new gal each week at Con Hall, then you’re one of the lucky few who found dating easy – or you attended university a long time ago.Today’s students typically complain that it’s tough to meet anyone at U of T, much less date them."If you're looking for more than just a quick lay, and you're not loud, it's hard to find a partner," said the University of Pennsylvania graduate.Before launching, Sparkology held focus groups to ask young professionals what's wrong with the current online dating sphere and also asked what users want from a dating site.Name: Sparkology Quick Pitch: Sparkology is an invite-only luxury dating site for young professionals.Genius Idea: Sparkology members must be college graduates and the men must have graduated from the nation's top institutions Series Supported by Microsoft Biz Spark Sparkology was started to help the smart, reserved, hopeless romantic guy win.
Many of the men already on the site studied law, medicine or business.
Perhaps it’s because so many students now commute, or are too focused on schoolwork, or are constantly plugged into their i Phones. The new dating site (loveatschool.com) created by computer science students Andrew Danks and Lori Lee, works just like other dating sites – you have a profile, a picture, likes and dislikes – but with one important difference: all users have registered U of T email addresses.
“Slushie” – the screen name of a third-year international student – joined [email protected] T a few months ago.
Since I won’t ever have a tenure-track job, I feel it’s my moral obligation to put some giant, flashing warning signs around the bad advice that perfectly well-meaning people might offer to graduate students. Depression is normal among doctoral students, so you should just tough it out/exercise more/throw yourself into your work/do some yoga. Shine notes that her advisers discouraged medical leave, but that’s only one way that grad school can take a toll on students.
Sadly, depression is common in grad school—or at least it’s common enough to be a fairly large concern. It can be a socially isolating experience, made worse by the financial strain of low pay, loan payments looming in the future, and the fear of never getting a tenure-track job.