MIT Juniors Start Service To Provide Dates for Students

Are you going to parties, happy hours, and even pitcher night at Father's but still can't find people you really want to date?

If you are, you're not alone, Nick B. Adams and Clifford Schieck, two Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) juniors who last month founded the Communications Center, a non-computer dating service for Boston area college students say


After four weeks they have received more than 100 responses from students at sever, area schools, they said.

Applicants send answers to questions about themselves to Adams and Schieck who review the information and recommend suitable matches. The applicant reads the recommended date's application and if they agree to meet, each person pays $10 for the other's name, address and phone number.


Adams and Schieck posted application forms on bulletin boards at Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Lesley, Pine Manor, Simmons, and Babson.

Saving Time

"Our philosophy is that by reading the inner thoughts of a person you can tell if he or she might be right for you," Schieck said. He added that another advantage of the Center is it saves students time.

The center matches couples by hand according to what is important to each person, Schieck said. Religion, smoking and drinking habits are important primary factors, he added.


"I get a kick out of doing good for other people," Adams said yesterday, adding that Schieck and he started the program to find the "right girl" and to get experience as entrepreneurs before business school.

The Party Scene

The two are filing to make the Center a non-profit organization.

Adams and Schieck said they have "been through the bar and party scene" but find it difficult to meet women who share their interests enough to keep a lasting relationship.

Not for Us

No Harvard students interviewed yesterday said they would use the Center's services. "You've got to be a loser to use it," J. Christopher Ahrens '81 said.

"It would be cheaper to run a Phoenix classified," a Radcliffe student who wished to remain unidentified said. Several other Harvard students said, however, that they enjoyed filling out the form for entertainment.

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