Similarly there are new devices allowing easy access to partners, such as the networking application Grindr which makes use of geolocation, to enable users to access other gay and bisexual men within close proximity.
These technologies all mean that people have the convenience to pick and choose sexual partners with the click of a button.
Bela met her husband, Andy, at Glenbrook South High School.
They became friends and even counseled each other on their respective relationships.
People are increasingly categorising their preferences or themselves in terms of their 'race'.
But Date My School has inched its way in and formed a niche for students searching for a boyfriend or girlfriend who shares the same educational goals and understands school comes first on the priority list.
Lara Hirner, a grad student at Columbia University's Teachers College, has gone on dates to the opera, Central Park and ice cream shops with guys she met on Date My School.
“If we start dating, we’ll probably just end up married,” Bela recalls telling Andy (but no pressure! After college, they dated for four years---“because we didn’t know enough about each other,” Andy says with a laugh—before marrying in 1997.
Fifteen years later, they’re raising two kids: a daughter, Jaden, 7, and a son, Max, 3.