Doing things the old-fashioned way is coming to an end thanks to continuing advancements in technology. Meeting people is now done online, and finding the right college no longer requires paying a visit to the guidance counselor.
According to the Associated Press, there is now a website that has the audacity to turn finding a college into an experience similar to online dating:
There’s even a dating service-like site for higher education: Admitted.ly pairs students with colleges based on such as factors as body piercings and whether applicants go to church.
The website’s homepage boasts, “Your dream school is closer than you think.” Admittedly’s slogan is one small step away from trying to sell high schoolers their very own Prince Charming.
On the bright side, Tech Crunch shows us that Admittedly is aiming to sell happily ever afters instead of one-night stands – a feat that actual dating sites don’t usually accomplish. The problem is Admittedly sometimes pairs students with schools that are unattainable:
But the hardest part of figuring out the college situation isn’t always getting in, but finding one that you love to begin with. Admittedly uses OKCupid-like quizzes to find the right college matches for students. Once that happens, the system identifies whether or not that school is within reach and things that you can do to increase your odds.
Moral of the story? Sometimes Prince Charming isn’t completely right for us, but that doesn’t mean we can’t try. There is more than one Prince Charming in the world. And who knows, maybe one day college searching will become as simple as swiping right or left on a phone screen.
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