Illinois State University is not unlike the typical college where people meet outside of class and have random relationships. Females outnumber males at ISU, but it is difficult for girls to find guys that want to have a relationship rather than a one-night stand. There is a mix of people, some of which who came to college already in a relationship and others not looking to have a serious relationship. It is very rare to see someone start a relationship with the person he or she hooked up with previously. A strategic way to meet people is through friends or classes.
Bars and nightlife are huge at ISU and that is where many guys and girls meet. Alcohol plays a role as an inhibitor and allows people to make decisions involving sex. More people go out when the weather is nice, so it is easier to meet someone during the spring and fall. It is not uncommon to see girls lounging in their bikinis on the quad or shirtless guys playing football in front of their apartments. ISU has some very attractive people, and they are not afraid to admit it, nor are they afraid to show it off.