One student surveyed for this book stated that "the intellects of the world are typically not the same as the beauties," but at Penn, people certainly make the best of what they were born with. In addition to the fact that people make an effort to enhance their appearance, the personality beneath the designer jeans and styled hair is often quite attractive, as well. Girls tend to like the selection of guys better than the other way around. This may be due to the fact that Penn is chock-full of clean-cut, intelligent, and wealthy men. The guys may complain that the girls' looks aren't quite up to par with what they imagine they would be at a West Coast or Southern school, but the complaints usually end the moment they find "their type," which occurs almost without exception.
Even if you had trouble finding someone of the opposite (or same) sex who appealed to you in high school, the increased number of people itself will increase your chances of finding the right person, or in most cases, people, for you. As picky as you may be about who you choose to "spend time with," at Penn, you pretty much automatically know the person hitting on you at that party is intelligent and has some good qualities, otherwise he would not be here. As far as promiscuity, people are definitely not prude, but if you come to school a virgin, you will not be alone.