On the upside, the profiles are brief, which allows you to make decisions quickly.The downside is that short profiles make it harder to figure out what people are looking for.
Paid members can freely message, start discussion thread, no daily limit of discussion board entries. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).
Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates.