They may be in college but they appear to have the maturity level of your average sixth-grader.
Hooking up via social media is trending at Rutgers University.
Thousands of students are now expressing their romantic or sexual interest in each other with the help of a new Twitter handle – @RU_Crushes.
“I’ve wanted to bury my face in your chest since I met you,” states one follower. “You’re an angel and I want to change that.”
“I live right above you,” Tweets another, “but I would love to spend a night underneath you.”
“Is your name homework?” a follower asks a classmate. “Because I’m not doing you and I should be.”
@RU_Crushes works like this: Followers of the Twitter account submit their crushes on classmates to a website. If their submission meets the criteria, i.e. no more than 140 characters, their sentiment will be posted to the @RU_Crushes Twitter account.
The account tells followers: “Anonymously submit your crushes to ask.fm/RUCrushes and we’ll tweet them! Maybe your crush will see it, and you can thank me later.”
Here’s a current sampling from the page in all its juvenile glory.