How did we not have a link to WesMatch on the sidebar? Oh, woe! It’s there now.
And before you ask, we’re just going to let the WesMatch FAQ do the talking for us.
Q. What, exactly, is CampusMatch?
A. CampusMatch is a student-created compatibility matching service for college students, started at Wesleyan University in 2002 as WesMatch.com. It is a sort of networking web, a matchmaking matrix, a sprawling compatibility rhizome throwing out its shoots and tendrils in all directions, through which all of its bulbous and starchy users are endlessly interconnected. It’s not a dating site, nor a hookup service (though if you’re lucky, it may land you both). It’s not a social networking site either—though it may help you find new friends, if that’s your bag. It is a tool to help bring college students together in meaningful ways, and, as such, its uses are limited only by the imaginations of its users.
Q. Does it really work?
A. Probably not, which might make for some pretty interesting first dates. Theoretically, though, the scores should be accurate—there’s quite a bit of fancy computer science stuff going on behind the scenes. Of course, even if the algorithms are correct, it’s up to you to decide whom you’d be compatible with, so if you end up with some wacko, it’s most likely your own damn fault.
Anyways, the site’s seeing a resurgence of popularity in recent days, showing again that degree of loneliness is inversely proportional to hours of daylight and directly proportional to amount of last-minute panic. The questions are witty and unabashedly Wesleyan-related: For example, one of the music genres is listed “Experimental/Avant Garde/Anthony Braxton.”
We especially recommend Matchlink:
Choose up to 50 people you’d like to meet and/or meet up with in some way. If any of them put you on their list, the system will e-mail you both, and the two of you can take it from there. If they don’t select you as well, they’ll never know they were on your list.
There’s even a Matchmaker function for those of you who just love to meddle with your friends’ love lives. And don’t forget to check out the Date Request System, where you can send someone a little notification that you wanna
get in their pants go on a date with them. The ol’ middle school standby of “Do you like me? Circle YES or NO” hits Web 2.0. Genius!