by Jacki Mick
Coffee Meets Bagel, an online dating site, conducted research to determine which Florida college has the most desirable singles. The result, according to their dating site? Rollins College, hands down.
Coffee Meets Bagel is a bit different from typical dating sites, tapping into users' Facebook friends. Each day (around coffee-break time), users receive one match (which the site calls "bagels") based on mutual Facebook friends. From there, they have the option to "like" or "pass" on that potentially dateable person. These likes and passes established the baseline for the results of the study.
The study found that both male and female students at Rollins College were the most liked, at 35.9 percent and 53.2 percent, respectively. For both sexes, UCF landed at the No. 4 spot. And Full Sail students were ranked fifth (male) and sixth (female).
What's interesting is the difference in likes between women versus men. For instance, the Rollins men get just under 40 percent likes from the female users, while the Full Sail girls get almost 35 percent. BUT, the Rollins fellas are in first place, while the Full Sail girls are in sixth. Guess that goes to show that the dudes may be little less picky than the chicks?
Well, if we use Rollins College as a meter for pickiness, then the resounding answer would be yes. Female students at Rollins College passed on their bagels 81.7 percent of the time, making them the most carb-averse female collegians in Florida. (Not surprising.) The boys at Full Sail are pretty damn picky as well, giving their bagels the thumbs-down 68.2 percent of the time.
And once again, the girls are pickier than the guys, with the sixth-place-pickiest Lady 'Noles passing 68.9 percent of the time, versus the first-place-pickiest men at Full Sail passing only 68.2 percent of the time. Maybe there's a lesson to be learned here: Stop being so damn picky, college gals!