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MTV's Catfish to Illuminate Deception in Online Dating, NYC Start-Up Datemyschool Has the Answer

Brooklyn, NY, November 12, 2012 --(PR.com)-- The online dating industry will get crushed with criticism over their safety issues tonight when MTV premieres their docu-series "Catfish" about couples in dishonest online relationships. But dating startup, datemyschool boasts safety with the launch of its new platform to protect against fake profiles.

Open exclusively to verified students and alumni, datemyschool relaunches today with increased security to enhance user-verification and profile-authentication, as MTV airs its show on deceptive online daters.

"Catfish has already generated press about internet liars, but now that the show's airing," says datemyschool co-founder Balazs Alexa, "it will also raise major questions about safety, online dating, and whether we can trust strangers over the internet."

In a 2006 study on online dating, Pew Internet claimed that less than 20% of Internet users tried internet dating, mainly because 66% deemed it dangerous. Alexa says, "This was a big problem that we wanted to fix."

The datemyschool team has been working on the new platform for several months, tweaking their safety and privacy settings in order to upgrade their user-verification, advance their manual monitorship of profiles, and highlight their members' ability to restrict schools, departments, individuals, and other groups from accessing their profiles.

In a 2012 survey, datemyschool discovered that 90% of its users feels safe, but today, datemyschool relaunches with updated security functions to foster more trust: Co-founder Jean Meyer says, "By protecting against fake profiles, we avoid the Catfish situations and ensure that our users can trust each other."

About datemyschool:
Winner of About.com's 2012 Readers Choice Awards for Best College Dating Site, datemyschool is the largest online dating platform for students and alumni nationwide, and has received accolades for its safety and privacy features.

Columbia University MBA classmates, Balazs Alexa and Jean Meyer, co-founded datemyschool in November 2010 to help students and alumni safely and easily discover new people across departments and nearby campuses.

datemyschool is:
- Anonymous: Members may restrict schools, departments, and individuals from accessing their profiles, and they cannot be searched on Google
- Safe: Members are all verified and given extensive privacy control
- Exclusive: Only verified students and alumni may join

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Melanie Wallner
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