The saying "there are always plenty of fish in the sea" describes the MSU dating pool perfectly. With nearly 46,000 students of different backgrounds, MSU is an ocean of single students looking for a relationship or a hookup. Most students agree that some of the most attractive members of either sex attend MSU, and with the prominent bar and party scene off campus, there are plenty of opportunities to meet someone interesting. Be warned, however—a large student population alone doesn’t mean everyone is going to be single, interested, or even friendly.
How you approach the MSU dating scene depends on whether you are just looking to meet new people or if you are ready for a committed relationship. This is most likely going to be the only time in your life that you are surrounded by such a large number of eligible people in your age bracket. This is the time to figure out what you like, what you don’t, what kinds of people you are attracted to, and whom you cannot stand being with. No matter what your sex or sexual preference, you will likely find a connection with at least one other person during your time at MSU.