“At Hubbell: Male, Black hair. You dropped something…my jaw,” an anonymous user of LikeALittle said.
LikeALittle is the anonymous flirting website sweeping college campuses across the world. Recently LAL has made its way to Drake University and has been successful. The website is currently on over 400 campuses and is expanding quickly with requests for chapters from thousands of schools. LAL hopes to have a chapter for every four-year college within the next year.
The flirtatious website was first created in Palo Alto, Calif., on Oct. 25, 2010 and debuted on the Stanford University campus.
Evan Reas, the founder of LAL, said he started the website because it was difficult to connect with people around him and he wanted a better way.
Reas, an economics grad from Stanford, and his LAL team wanted an easier way to communicate with people around campus. LAL avoids the awkwardness of making the first move when someone spots a cutie at the campus dining hall, dorm or bar. The website has led to multiple face-to-face romances.
A male student from the University of Ottawa in Canada reconnected with his childhood crush through the website and has been dating her ever since he confessed his love to her on Like a Little.
According to Colin Seebach, a first-year at Drake University, it’s nice to see compliments about you. Seebach has graced the pages of LikeALittle multiple times with Justin Bieber look-a-like comments:
“At Crawford 4th floor: Male, Brunette. Boy who looks like Justin Bieber, you don’t really look like Justin Bieber. He looks like a little boy and you look like a sexy man. Don’t believe anyone if they think you look like Justin Bieber, its not true!”
“It is flattering when you see it,” Seebach said, as he blushed looking over the comments about him.
Bree Johnson and Ryan Berry are responsible for bringing the LAL chapter to Drake.
“One of my friends who goes to Luther posted it as her status [on Facebook] and Drake didn’t have one, so I thought ‘hey that would be great,” Johnson said.
Johnson, a biochemistry, cell and molecular biology major, got the website going by posting to the website five times an hour and was checking it up to 10 times a day until the website got momentum to stand on its own. Johnson checks the website a couple times a day to delete any negative comments.
“When it first started, people would post stupid stuff, and we wanted to make sure it was appropriate,” Johnson said.
If you are wondering where to find all the Drake cuties, Johnson thinks Hubbell Dining Hall and Cowles Library are your best bet to find someone to write about.
The website is kept anonymous with the help of fruit names.
“Fruit names contribute to the positive, playful spirit of the site. People find it difficult to take negative comments seriously when they’ve been written by a blueberry,” states LAL rules.
If you are wondering who pomegranate is, just use the message feature to directly communicate with the person who is crushing on you.
The website is completely free and the creators do not make any money off the website. The LAL team is focused on making a product that students will love to use. There are no plans to sell ads on the website either.
The LAL team is working on a number of new features, including mobile phone applications and anonymous live chat. LikeALittle is also having a video contest on why people love the website. The website does not have plans to expand to high schools as of now. If you haven’t checked out the website yet, look for your description or post an anonymous comment about the hottie who sits in front of you in bio lecture at www.likealittle.com/drake.