Duke Students Turn To Online Dating Following NCAA Tournament Loss, Surge Past UNC In Online Dating Rankings

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Free Online Dating site IamFreeTonight.com ranks colleges for online dating and they noted that since being eliminated from the NCAA tournament, Duke surged to #8 last week in the rankings of the Top 25 Colleges for Online Dating while the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill failed to even crack the top 25, ranking #55 last week. IamFreeTonight.com speculates that Duke's dramatic increase in online dating activity is due to its students suddenly finding themselves with an unusual amount of extra time on their hands this week following the Blue Devils' early exit from the NCAA Basketball Tournament.


Duke and North Carolina have perhaps the most intense rivalry in all of college basketball. Duke has generally come out on top in recent years, but it looked like a reversal of fortunes this year as Duke was bounced out in the first round of the NCAA basketball tournament while the Tar Heels advanced to the Elite 8 as the #1 seed in the East Regional. One area, however, where natural order seems to have been restored is in the online dating world. Free online dating site I Am Free Tonight.com ranks colleges for online dating and they noted that since being eliminated from the NCAA tournament, Duke surged to #8 last week in the rankings of the Top 25 Colleges for Online Dating while the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill failed to even crack the top 25, ranking #55 last week. This is a sharp reversal from recent trends where UNC was ranked in the top 25 and Duke University was unranked.

This week's Rankings of The Top 25 Colleges For Online Dating can be viewed at: http://www.iamfreetonight.com/college_rankings.php

IamFreeTonight.com speculates that Duke's dramatic increase in online dating activity is due to its students suddenly finding themselves with an unusual amount of extra time on their hands this week. Typically the Cameron Crazies would be closely following their beloved team, but this year they must have turned to online dating instead as they search for new ways to occupy their time following the Blue Devils' early exit from the tournament. It should prove interesting to watch how the students of these two heated rivals represent their schools on IamFreeTonight.com in the coming weeks as they continue to jostle for position in the IamFreeTonight.com Top 25 Colleges for Online Dating rankings and write another chapter in the long-storied rivalry between the schools.

The IamFreeTonight.com rankings of the Top 25 Colleges for Online Dating are similar to the popular polls found in the NCAA Basketball Tournament during March Madness and the College Football BCS, and are based on a complex mathematical formula incorporating numerous variables relating to how college singles interact on the IamFreeTonight.com website. However, unlike similar polls which are purely subjective, personal opinions are not factored into the IamFreeTonight.com rankings at all, thereby making the results more credible and accurate. The IamFreeTonight.com Rankings of the Top 25 Colleges for Online Dating have daily and weekly updates. The University of Houston remained the top ranked college for online dating for the 4th week in a row while the University of Florida dropped slightly from #2 to #3 in the online dating rankings.

IamFreeTonight.com has also created discussion forums for college singles to discuss and debate these rankings. IamFreeTonight.com is an ideal free online dating service for college singles due to its unique Date Now! & 'Wingman' features. Date Now! enables college students to post their availability to meet singles and find a date instantly while the 'Wingman' concept enables singles to meet people by going out on double or group dates to meet other college girls and guys.

Some notable changes in the rankings from last week include:

-University of Phoenix: Moves up to #4, prior online dating rank of #9.
-Arizona State University: Moves up to #5, prior online dating rank of #23.
-New York University: Moves up to #21, prior online dating rank of #89.
-Michigan State University: Moves up to #40, prior online dating rank of #79.
-University of Pennsylvania: Moves up to #28, previously unranked.
-University of Arizona: Drops to #65, prior online dating rank of #6.
-University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): Drops to #75, prior dating rank of #43.
-Texas A&M University: Drops to #91, prior online dating rank of #22.

The full list of the Top 25 Colleges For Online Dating last week includes:

Rank / College
1. University of Houston
2. University of Houston, Downtown
3. University of Florida
4. University of Phoenix
5. Arizona State University
6. Houston Baptist University
7. University of South Florida
8. Duke University
9. Westwood College of Technology
10. Iowa State University
11. University of North Florida
12. Florida Atlantic University
13. Western New England College
14. Florida State University
15. Sam Houston State University
16. University of New Orleans
17. University of Memphis
18. Texas A&M University, Commerce
19. Kennesaw State University
20. University of Texas at Arlington
21. New York University
22. Louisiana State University at Baton Rouge (LSU)
23. Butler University
24. California State University, Chico
25. Robert Morris College, Illinois

IamFreeTonight.com is a free dating service owned by eTwine Holdings, Inc. (OTC BB: ETWI), a public company trading on the OTC BB under the ticker ETWI. In addition to its unique Date Now! and wingman concepts for double dating and group dating, IamFreeTonight.com offers all standard online dating site features to help singles meet and find a date including email, flirts, hotlists, 'stats,' and advanced searches. All features on IamFreeTonight.com are completely free.

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Incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in New York, eTwine Holdings, Inc. was created to offer the next generation in online dating services. We own and operate two free online dating sites. For more information please visit the IamFreeTonight.com website.

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