On Valentine's Day, some singles may be inspired to step up their dating game. Amy Giberson, now 34, was reluctant to try internet dating again but she decided to give it one more shot in 2014. There are a slew of sites and apps to help singles find love and, for the most part, they work, according to Consumer Reports.She downloaded the Match app and connected with Justin Pounders, also 34, almost immediately. Nearly half, or 44 percent, of those who tried online dating said it led to a serious long-term relationship or marriage, the magazine found.They can go one step further and select to meet only students with majors such as business, art or engineering.
Some have compared it to Facebook -- pointing out that the social network was also open to only college students when it began.
The site took off at a rapid pace, as 1,300 students at Columbia signed up in the first week.