In terms of pure physical attractiveness, MIT isn’t at the top of any list. And although the men outnumber the women a bit, even though this is closer each year, the ratio between eligible men and women tends to be fairly even. Why is this? Because a good percentage of MIT men are more interested in computers, Star Wars, and classes. Don’t worry, though, there are definitely standouts in both genders. For the most part, many students opt to try to meet people from other schools. Lots of guys will date girls from Boston University or Wellesley College. In fact, a lot of MIT girls have a tendency to be bitter toward the Wellesley girls who always show up at parties.
There is a fairly even number of relationships and hookups at MIT. What’s more common? Well, it really depends who you are. Relationships range from totally random hookups to engagements by senior year. One of the biggest barriers to having a relationship at MIT is finding the time to have one. Many students compare the time commitment of a relationship to taking a lab class, so because of this, some people opt for hookups. At the same time, since MIT can be such a difficult place, many people find the need for a strong support system, and some people find this support in serious relationships.