While Misericordia used to be an all-women's school, thankfully, it's not at all like that anymore. However, the University sometimes appears to be female-dominated, with a girl-to-guy ratio of 3 to 1 (yes, depressing for the girls, but a major plus for the guys). It's hard to find a relationship at Misericordia that goes beyond appearance and lasts longer than the first hookup. It just doesn't happen.
While most students are mainly interested in hooking up, others are reserved and won't settle for anything but a relationship. Relationships don't last because the campus is so small; rumors spread like wildfire and somehow someone always says something to ruin the love connection. This pattern happens a lot with just about every couple that goes public. Most choose to date others from different schools because of the relationship risks at Misericordia. However, don't knock it before you try it. Most students on campus are very good looking, smart, and friendly, so it's tempting to want to date someone on campus. But, generally, once a student has had the Misericordia dating experience, he or she doesn't go back for more. Some do find love at Misericordia, but it only happens about five times per every graduating class.