After finding out she wouldn’t be returning to campus after spring break, Yale University junior Ileana Valdez started a dating site with her friends. She and a pal posted a Google form on Facebook asking, “Hey, you didn’t get to shoot your shot before we got kicked off campus? Sign up and we’ll match you.” And within two hours, the 20-year-old says they had around 4-thousand sign-ups.
They call the site “OKZoomer” and since then, it’s grown into a website with more than 18-thousand subscribers from around the country. It matches singles based on personality, with each person filling out a questionnaire. But one thing that’s not included – Photos. Every Saturday night users find out who their matches are and then they go on Zoom dates.
The student calls the virtual dates “Zooking up”.