The ratio of males to females at Stony Brook is pretty evenly balanced, so competition for the opposite sex isn't arduous as far as finding someone. The more challenging task is to find someone that is open to meeting others. Many of the students at Stony Brook can be standoffish, with the typical princesses and jocks that wander the social scene. The other difficulty is the way cliques form, and seem to be impenetrable at times. Most of the student body is more concerned with day-to-day life, and doesn't focus on the way they look. Therefore, the amount of model types around campus is far from abundant. Of course, they are there, and there are nice ones, but one must really be on the lookout for hidden intentions.
Stony Brook also has a large commuter population, and so half of the University's students leave at the end of the day, putting an end to a lot of the search in that way. Much of the resident population also lives on Long Island and leaves for the weekends to hang out with friends. This dampers the chances even further. Going to class is generally the best way to find a partner, because, no matter what, that is why everyone is here. Don't be left with the wrong impression, though. Promiscuity is here, and there have been some shocking stories about what can happen in the library or the Javits Lecture Center at odd hours.