June 25, 2012

Anonymous Posts (6.18.12-6.25.12)

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I've heard that Duke is primarily a hook-up campus, from sources ranging from current students to online reviews. Hook ups aren't all bad, I know, but are relationships really that scarce at Duke? Follow up, do things differ in the LGBTQ community? I'd love to get your insight into this!

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  1. Yes, dating is pretty rare. As it is at all the top schools, for gay and straight people.

    But like all reputations of colleges, it's overblown. The people who go out and get talked about are more likely to be single, and people who are in relationships keep to themselves more, which creates the impression that "everyone" is single when the actuality is just that couples are less visible.

  2. Speak for yourself. I know tons of gay couples at Duke, my boyfriend and I being one of them.