, one of the purported inventors of Facebook uses an email address to explain why his social media site will prevail: “” The words drip with elitist arrogance but they hold some truth.
Beri Meric, a co-founder who graduated from Brown five years ago, said there was no online dating platform that connected men and women who were trying to date “highly intelligent, sophisticated singles.” “Where do you go if you want to find someone who has a love of learning, intellectual curiosity, and drive? He hopes that Ivy Date will provide a narrow pool of exceptional singles within the growing number of online daters in the United States, a number that is now estimated at 40,000.
In order to provide an elite pool, applicants must emerge from a screening process.
Even if you have attended one of the elite eight Ivies, your profile will still be reviewed in order to ensure that you are qualified to join members who are “interesting” and “high quality.” The tone of the site bears a combination of welcoming encouragement and deterring superiority.
After registering, a polite but mildly standoffish email informs you that your application is being evaluated.
The successful registration email reads like a rip-off from the acceptance letters into these universities: “We are writing to confirm that you stood out amongst thousands of highly qualified applicants.
We believe you have a number of qualities that make you a truly exceptional single, and we are delighted to welcome you to Ivy Date.” Ivy Date certainly celebrates a little dose of elitism—if you recommend other qualified singles, you are entered into a lottery to win a case of Dom Perignon Champagne.Upon approval, a new Ivy Date member will begin receiving matches on a regular basis.Meric said Ivy Date’s matching will be more focused on intellect than other leading sites, like e Harmony or “Their matches are more superficial and choices are based on photographs,” he said.Though the pairing will be based on personality, the profile questions don't exactly get into subtle terrain.The topics sound like essays for an introductory language class: three adjectives to describe yourself, your ideal vacation, your favorite pet, and what you would bring to a desert island.