Skidmore's approach to hook-ups
To the Editors:
It recently came to my attention that Skidmore has in place a computerized system by which students are able to list up to 20 other students with whom they would like to hook up. Each student's list is kept private, inaccessible to the rest of campus, but if two students appear on each other's lists, they are notified.
Now my question is, why don't we have something like that? While there are many terrific things about Bowdoin, few would call it a low stress environment. The everyday stress of classes, homework, activities, etc. is then further compounded, at least for some people, and I don't think I'm only talking about myself, by the struggle to find a romantic/sexual partner. On the other hand, being in a mutually desired romantic/sexual relationship of some sort not only removes that particular stress, but can also contribute to lowered stress levels generally and a greater sense of well-being. Now, I'm sure there are some problems with this system, even if it functions optimally. But it seems to me that the positive effects would greatly outweigh the negatives. So let's get something going. Please?
Colin Dieck '04
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