The Dating Game
Inkyard Press/ HarperCollins
March 26, 2019
Contemporary Young Adult
Is there an app for this?
Three college freshman are thrown together in a class for future entrepreneurs. They create a dating app: just like always, you swipe right or left. But this app keeps track of how people swipe on you to calculate an overall rating: platinum, gold, silver or, God forbid, un-ranked. The launch of the app creates investor interest and bright career possibilities for Sara, Robbie and Braden. But it also causes chaos on the Warren University campus.
When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…
Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.
Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.
Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.
When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.