Imagine you are catching up on some extra credit assignments your college professor just unloaded on you, cramming before an exam or squeezing in some pleasure reading at your university’s library when suddenly the man of your dreams walks through the doors.
You can’t help but stare at his perfect smile, the way his hair falls just the right way and his piercing green eyes. But, instead of walking up to the table he just plopped his books on and strike up a conversation, you blush, convince yourself you don’t have the guts to talk to him and go back to minding your own business.
That’s it. Opportunity gone – or is it?
These days, students across the country, and a few in Canada and Hong Kong, are confessing their love on anonymous flirting website, LikeALittle.com . No joke.
Through this site you can quickly post a short blurb about the guy/gal you are admiring and:
1- Hope you are able to get it off your chest and move on with your life.
2- Cross your fingers that they see it, are flattered and in turn seek you out.
Here are some examples from Arizona State University students looking for love, or lust on the site:
At Barrett Honors College: Male, Brown hair. I saw you in the dining hall. You were wearing seersucker shorts and Sperrys and a polo shirt. I was too shy to say hi. You are so cute!!!!
At Lecture on Millenniums at end of last semester, I saw you again at the MU: Female, Black hair. You are the prettiest Indian I have ever seen and I think you are really cool. We have psychology together, I hope to see you. P.S: I'm Indian toooooooooooo :)
At Taylor Place Tower 2: Male, Brown hair. You are sitting across from me, on the 5th floor. You are absolutely stunning in this light. I wish this night would never end.
Stanford graduate, Evan Reas co-founded the site and told ABCNews.com that he wanted to make a way to let people connect and just see what happens.
“Say you always go to a certain café, and you see the same people over and over and you don’t feel comfortable going up to them,” he said.
LikeALittle.com is there to give you that added boost of confidence. But, some believe it’s a passive aggressive means for more people to simply hide behind their computer screens to make a love connection.
“I’ve been on the website and honestly, I think it’s kind of creepy,” ASU Sophomore, Trent Glass says. “If you can’t tell a beautiful woman to her face that you are interested in her, you have no place being with her.”
There are several students who monitor the site and are instructed to remove posts that may be a little too “stalkerish” or abrasive and the site automatically filters a list of more than 30 negative words, so if someone tries to make a post with a flagged word, it will be rejected.
College students on the quest to find that cute blond in Chemistry class, don’t dis’ it until you’ve tried it. Several online posts indicate love matches have been made through LikeALittle.com
@University of Ottawa: "My first love was in elementary school. I moved away without telling her how I felt. As fate would have it, we both ended up at Ottawa U. I was too shy to say a word to her, and so I confessed my love on Like a Little. Little by little, the veils came undone and we finally started talking. I am proud to call her my girlfriend, and I am indebted to you Like a Little. Thank you so much for making my wildest dreams come true."
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