With the pressures of getting into a top-tier school like Princeton, many of the matriculating students missed some of the more active social lives that their high school classmates had the opportunity to experience. Socializing freshman year is awkward at best. Freshman girls are pursued by the more experienced upperclassmen while freshman boys wait for their turns to come. After a freshman year of casual dating or hooking up, Princeton women become less desirable as they age, until, by senior year they see their male classmates attempt to chase the younger women on campus.
It is difficult to place a single stereotype on the Princeton man or Princeton women, as many of us would like to think that we are like alumni Dean Cain (’88) and Brooke Shields (’87), but the diversity of student character and experience makes it difficult to pigeonhole everyone. There are few amazingly attractive men or women on campus, but everyone knows about them, if not only because of the Nassau Weekly’s annual top ten list. Princeton students generally try to take care of themselves, so while there is no danger of running into the next hottest supermodel, it is easy to surround yourself with attractive, witty, well-educated people.