For just one day, love is in the air amid the gigabytes

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Harvard students have long had access to Tinder and and Facebook, which was, after all, invented in one of their dorm rooms. But they still sign up by the thousands for Datamatch, a Valentine’s-Day-only matchmaking service designed to bring a little bit of frivolity, community and romance into their lives. “The whole project is silly and a lot of fun,” said Sam Goldman, a Harvard junior majoring in computer science, and a member of the Harvard Computer Society, which runs the annual program. Click here to see the story on This year, the group decided for the first time to admit a few other select schools. Wellesley College and Brown and Columbi

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Former long-time health/science

journalist, contributing to The

New York Times, The Washington Post, 

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