Ivy Date would do well, then, to separate the wheat from the chaff. If this is supposed to be an exclusive service, why was Cornell included? If we start letting in the riff-raff now, it won’t be long before we are on the same dating sites as students (we use the term loosely here) from such esteemed institutions as the University of Alabama.
As all sensible Harvard undergrads know, what we look for most in a partner is pedigree.
Rather, it uses the word “ivy” as a shorthand for the elite image it wants to cultivate.
Perhaps you also want them to share your religion as well.
While your mother may call you picky, we call you self-aware.
But Triebel and Meric soon found themselves facing the same dilemma as many other dating sites: by successfully serving its users, it loses them.
“That’s bad business for dating sites, but for Ivy Date it’s much worse because we have such excellent people,” says Meric, who has a hand in selecting those people.
The Internet still costs money to access conveniently, and the digital divide remains a reality, but few can contest that on balance, the Internet’s forces have been on the side of inclusion, rather than exclusion.