Mudd is definitely not a happening place for guy-girl interaction. Most Mudders were nerds in high school, and not surprisingly, are nerds in college. It’s not unusual for students to arrive at HMC having never had a boyfriend or girlfriend. Despite their lack of social skills, though, Mudders usually don’t have too much trouble finding a special someone, whether on campus or off. There aren’t a lot of random hookups—Mudders tend to go for committed relationships. Sexual promiscuity is rare on campus, since gossip runs wild at such a small school.
There are exceptions, however, but for the most part, Mudders aren’t all that good-looking or promiscuous. Although Mudd doesn’t have a high proportion of good-looking students, Scripps and CMC are popular places to go if you’re prowling for a short-and-sweet type of connection. In general, Mudd is really a good place to find someone for the long run. Relationships usually stem more from common interests and respect than simple physical attraction. Relationships are usually somewhat adult, and based more on conversation and intellect than muscles and curves. It’s drastically different from the overly image-conscious “real world” that most people deal with in high school. It is a small campus, though, so there are a limited number of fish in the pond. It’s also worth noting that guys outnumber girls two to one on Mudd’s campus.