Sarah Lawrence went coed in 1968, but there are three times more girls than guys, and yes, it is noticeable. There isn’t much variety when it comes to the straight male population—think artsy, quiet, and scruffy. Many girls, though, don’t bother with SLC guys. “Too much poetry, not enough testosterone” is a common complaint—and it’s not unusual for girls to dip into the pool of men in NYC. Straight SLC guys, on the other hand, are notoriously promiscuous. On such a small campus, this can lead to a lot of in-fighting, backstabbing, and jealous love triangles, so watch out. However, the significant gay, lesbian, and transgender population on campus means that exploratory relationships are encouraged and an open mind is required.
There are handfuls of serious relationships, but what’s even more popular are “hookup buddies,” in which partners have recurring sexual get-togethers, but the rest of the time are merely platonic friends without any emotional baggage. Hence, the girls complain about loneliness, the guys get more than they can handle (and don’t complain about it), and mindless, one-night stands are rampant.