Only 20 percent of the 200 students surveyed by campus jobs start-up Way Up said they used the app for casual sex, and less than a third said they were looking for a significant other. At least a few people are indeed looking for friends on Tinder, Paul said, which she knows because she’s met some of them, but they weren’t college students.

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“I find it a little bit of a stretch of reality that they’re looking for friends -- with that agenda -- with this app,” she said.

Students are already surrounded by loads of people their own age with similar interests and plenty of opportunity to interact, she explained -- a near-perfect petri dish for incubating friendships.

Advertisements on the Internet and television target many people, and now they are stating that more and more people are starting relationships online.

Online dating websites have become increasingly popular over the last few years as technology and social networking have become a more important aspect in our daily lives.

We’ve listed seven matchmaking apps that college students are using now.

Here’s where Cupid’s arrow is flying in 2013: Tinder - Probably the buzziest dating app out there, Tinder is like a location-based “hot or not” for the i Phone or Android.

Traditional dating sites like and e Harmony have always been a hard sell on college campuses, where the incredible density of young single people all living in the same buildings makes turning to the Internet to find love seem unnecessary and old-fashioned.

But now, a new breed of dating services is making headway with this younger and more carefree demographic.

It now provides services to millions of people in more than 24 countries. Although there are many people that depend on this website and others to meet someone, there is still skepticism, especially in college students.