Uni-Dating does exactly what it says on the tin: it helps university students from 150 different universities find the Bey to their Jay, the David to their Victoria, the Stormzy to their Jorja.
(DISCLAIMER: The last reference is a joke, they do NOT encourage cheating.)
Made by students, for students; the free app – available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store – asks for an official ac.uk email address on sign-up to verify your student status. If you’re unfamiliar with ac.uk addresses it means you don’t own one, and probably never did, meaning that this dating app isn’t for you (so, sorry and goodbye).
You haven’t heard of Uni-Dating before because it’s new – duh. Set up earlier this year, Uni-Dating was created by 18-year-old Alex Griffiths for UCL students (for the northerners reading this, that’s the University College of London) and Imperial College students only. It was after the website received over 1000 users in its first two weeks that Griffiths – a first-year student at the time – knew he was onto something with his Uni-Dating brand.
Hence, he built the Uni-Dating app and expanded it to universities nationwide. Good on ya, Alex.
Once you’ve signed up to Uni-Dating, you can preview and chat to other verified students. You can check out their location, university, year of study and even their course and if you mutually like each other, you will be matched. This is where the real love story (guaranteed to be better than Twilight) begins.
One of the most exciting features on Uni-Dating is the BNOC (Biggest Names On Campus) section of the app. Here, members can view the most popular students in their area, sorta like the popular table in the lunch hall at high school. BNOC is updated daily meaning you’ll never get bored of seeing whose profile has made it (I know if I was still a student, mine would 😉 ).
Images via Uni-Dating
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