Both great couples and sizzling one-night stands have been known to flourish at Amherst, so don’t worry about finding your college sweetheart or the danger of eternal abstinence. You stand a decent chance at finding either one at Amherst. Contrary to what might be expected from a preppy Northeastern college, there are quite a few hookups at parties and in general—if this is what you’re interested in. Guys have more options than girls do because Amherst is in close proximity to two all-women colleges, and those students do well in making their presence felt at Amherst parties. UMass students are also visible on weekends, but they are, in truth, considered less of a catch.
Lookswise, there are people from many different backgrounds here, so you’re going to observe some very different styles and looks. People simply like to tease on this issue, which is why you’ll hear so many complaints about the apparent lack of Cindy Crawfords and Brad Pitts. There are not too many supermodels here of either sex, but if your standards are just a dash lower, you can find a lot of decidedly good-looking men and women. Sex, you ask? Well, in a word, yes. People hook up and have sexual intercourse here and there at Amherst. If you object to commitment, however, you’re probably out of luck around here, but try UMass, as things are rumored to be more open-minded there in this respect. Nonetheless, if you are searching for some interactions with the opposite sex, there are a wide array of options here at the ‘herst.