The moment students arrive on campus for orientation, the always-entertaining and much-dreaded rumor snakes its way through the dorms: “You will meet your spouse here.” Sure, there’s a factoid from some unknown source that more than half of Macalester’s alumni will marry another Mac alum. With that being said, don’t spend class and party time wondering if that cutie in the corner will be "the one," but also be careful not to shirk the possibility that he or she might actually be "the one." Students at Macalester, fascinated as they are by that phantom statistic, live in the moment and don’t really pay attention to it after a while.
Guys and girls alike, regardless of sexual orientation or gender, are generally down to explore their romantic options at Macalester. At such a small school with so many like-minded individuals, everyone should be able to find a little something-something, whether it’s a random hookup, a steady relationship, a complicated affair, or even a lifelong friendship. In most cases, students discover themselves in a combination of these relationships with those around them. When looking for friends or romantic buddies, don’t be afraid to jump around the different classes. Mac students are usually universally open to meeting new and interesting people regardless of age differences. As long as maturity levels and interests are similar, the possibility of forming a connection with an older student on campus is pretty high, with all of the courses and extracurricular activities available, allowing the different classes to mix.