Gustavus' athletic reputation adds to the number of trim and athletic students, and helps create a pool of physically appealing men and women. Just eating lunch in the caf will show the density of good-looking people. However, the athletic bodies come with athletic social strata, and they tend to only date within the ranks. If you're looking for the "regular" type, Gustavus is filled with mostly white Minnesotan kids who are friendly enough to start a relationship with anyone they think interesting (both socially and physically). Or some don't want a relationship and are simply looking to get laid on a Saturday night. Either way, it's not unusual at Gustavus (or at any college) to encounter these two relationship approaches. What is more unique, rather, is seeing the person you were grinding with last night in the library the next morning or sitting next to him or her in class on Monday. Gustavus' size makes consequences of the quick hookup a little more awkward by increasing the chances of you bumping into that special person.
The social scene ranges from buxom beauties to shy hipsters, with the majority being playful and appealing. In your dorm, you'll have a few jaw-droppers, some freshly powdered blonds, and a couple "mehs." Whatever you're looking for, you can count on it being at Gustavus, where the school's relaxed and liberal atmosphere allows for both playful and serious relationships.