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") or general ("How about we...outdo each other at karaoke? Sparkology Founder Alex Furmansky established this invite-only social club on the principle of quality over quantity.
"At a certain age, women want to meet someone ambitious," he says, which is why the site's male members are all verified alums of Ivy League schools and other similarly renowned universities.
To receive an invitation, you either need a friend's referral or you can visit the website and submit a link to one of your social profiles (Facebook and Linked In both suffice).
Once you're accepted, matching is facilitated not only based on the "about me" section of the short profiles, but also by a "behavioral algorithm." Members are recommended depending on others you've been attracted to.
Grouper"We don't even like to use the d-word," says CEO Michael Waxman.
"[Grouper is aimed at] people who want to expand their social circles, but wouldn't sign up for an online dating site." Instead of lengthy questionnaires, matching is based mostly on members' Facebook profiles, which Waxman says "are extremely telling and accurate." As a twist, rather than facilitating one-on-one dates, Grouper tasks each member of a potential couple with bringing along two friends of the same gender.