By and large, the men of NIU are an aggressive and horny bunch. Obviously there are exceptions to the rule, but there is a lot of social pressure to hook up with as many girls as possible. Even the sensitive, intellectual males have a strange passive-aggressive technique for seduction. Still, the guys do have their good points. Their sense of style is surprisingly good for a school primarily populated by the middle class, but they don't look like they all came out of an Abercrombie & Fitch catalog. Many make good use of the campus recreation center and put a heavy emphasis on staying in shape. They may not be hot, but at least their hygiene is better than average.
It's not Arizona State or Indiana, but the girls of NIU, who slightly outnumber the men, are fairly attractive. More importantly, they are approachable and rather easy to engage in conversation. You can ask a girl for her number at a bar or coffee house, and she'll probably give it to you as long as you approach her with supreme self-confidence, which girls seem to appreciate quite a bit. On the downside, there are times when all the girls tend to look the same, as some forgo individuality to fit in. Don't come to NIU looking for Amazonian beauties or studs that belong on Desperate Housewives. You will find neither in DeKalb. Still, there are enough decent guys and girls to make it worth your while.