The girl-to-guy ratio is probably the strongest indication of the dating scene. Because there are so many more girls than guys, there tend to be more hookups than actual relationships. The couples that do become exclusive generally have successful relationships, most lasting after graduation. Most EC students aren’t really looking for their soul mate while they are in college; parties tend to end with hookups, but the dating scene doesn’t provide a lot of gossip amongst students. It’s totally normal for girls and guys to hang out and be friends. Just because you go to the movies with someone doesn’t mean you’re dating. In fact, most girls on campus have a group of really good guy friends, although that doesn’t stop the flirting.
Most of the guys who attend Elmira are athletes, meaning they take care of themselves physically and also do well in classes. Besides athletics, guys are probably involved in at least two other clubs, meaning they are active on and around campus, as well. Most of the girls who attend partake in intramural or varsity sports, and are really involved in clubs and organizations. Girls tend to be leaders, but the increasing male population is slowly balancing that out. Everyone on campus is very friendly; you can meet someone you’ve never seen before and be friends with that person in five minutes. It’s a small community; if you show up at a party uninvited, it’s no big deal, and you usually find people you know within seconds.