Like most things at Earlham, the dating scene is a bit odd. Earlham is notorious among some crowds for making people reconsider their heterosexuality, and the student body is generally supportive of students whose romantic lives cross traditional borders. Many Earlham students tend to resist labels, not wanting to tie themselves down to a specific sexual category. Attractive people of all genders make Earlham a place full of possibility and excitement. The small size lends the campus its intimacy, but it is also responsible for claustrophobic dating options.
If you go through small ponds fast, be prepared. Standards of beauty at Earlham are not necessarily so standard. Students often value an off-beat style and unique personality over bra size. This isn't to say we Earlhamites are so high and mighty we are above noticing some nice abs or legs, but makeup and a bottle of bleach might not get you as far here as the University of Miami. As you may have noticed from student reviews, one man's beauty queen may be another man's geek-of-the-week. There's no guarantee you'll find the girl or guy of your dreams, but Earlham offers a true range of incredible people, some of whom are sure to flip your switches. For the straight crowd, the odds are in favor of the gentlemen, but don't be too hasty, guys—most EC girls don't take kindly to overeager come-ons.