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From Chapel Dates to Online Connections

The evolution of finding love on the campus of ACU.
"I walked in trying to find my spot, and I looked over and there he was," says Conni Robinett.

It was love at first sight.

"I remember seeing her coming down the aisle and thinking, well, excellent," says David Robinett.

Twenty-eight years ago David and Conni Robinett met the traditional way, but long gone are the days of chapel dating. Now students are going digital.

"Students come online, take the quiz, we've got about 20 questions. We match them up based on different categories," says Allen Taylor.

ACU's Association of Computing Machinery has developed an online compatibility test used to match students with potential mates.

For hours, hundreds of students poured into the campus center, many lining up in anticipation for their results.

Molly Dudensing says, "You wonder how accurate it is, like if it will actually produce a good match or anything."

This is the first time Molly says she has tried something like this. A new technique, looking for the same old thing, love. But will she find it?

"I'm just curious more than anything so who knows, maybe so," she says.

Judging from the results emailed to her, it is still a little too early to tell. But at least she knows of one person she can cross off her list.

She explains, "One person I knew and it said worst match. It was really funny."

Many students say they are just taking the tests just for fun, but it does show just how much times have changed.

David Robinett is glad he found his wife when he did.

He says, "There are a lot of things that we do like but i don't think on paper it would have translated, so they wouldn't have put us together."

While this generation may be finding love in the digital world, with nearly 25 years of marriage, the Robinett's prove, maybe we should not rule out the traditional way just yet.
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