"Girls come to this school expecting to wear their pearls and date a Southern gentleman, but they can't find any," Adams explains, because "there are two main types of guys at Cof C: dirty hipsters and fratty dudes," and neither are particularly respectful.
The number of eligible guys in her area is so meager, Martino says, that she and a girlfriend realized they'd both dated the same guy and he'd given them the identical lame excuse for breaking things off after three dates: He had "last-minute studying" to do.
Whitney Tancred, 38, who works in entertainment PR in Los Angeles, jokes that her equally busy coworkers are exclusively gay men and "driven, independent women like me who end up getting a dog to love us unconditionally." She spends so much time nurturing her clients that at the end of the day, she's too exhausted to hit up a bar to try to meet someone.
"You're so tired, all you want is to collapse on your couch with a glass of wine," she says.
"Don't discount guys solely based on what you hear from other people, because it may not be true." Brianna Barros, an 18-year-old freshman at 61 percent female Skidmore College, in Saratoga Springs, New York, bypassed the typical drunken party scene and got to know her boyfriend, Alexander, when they worked together on a college business project.
Barros says that showing your passion and well-reasoned opinions can help you stand out in a class full of other girls.