She Said: The opposite sex on campus
By ERICKA RAVETTINE
The men of the Notre Dame family: What can I say, they're an enigma. Their personalities and attitudes cross a very wide spectrum, but generally, Domer men fall into these three categories: the cool guy, the friendly guy and the shy guy. We'll start with the `cool guy.'
This man walks around with his chest puffed out and his head held high. Our cool guy believes that he is the sun and the planets do indeed revolve around him; he thinks that he is God's gift to women and he is desperate for those around him to believe it too.
Next is the `friendly guy.'
He's the one that seems to know absolutely everyone on campus and is generally spotted giving out hugs. When it comes to the opposite sex, the friendly guy holds true to his title: He's great to go out with, fun to be around, but neither party in the friendship has much romantic interest for the other.
Finally we come to the `shy guy.'
This is the cute, quiet guy in the corner of everyone of your classes, girls. His personality is the most peculiar here on campus. The only time the shy guy is able to approach the object of his affection is after a six-pack of beer. For the most part, this young man feels more comfortable hanging out with the guys or studying for his next test.
I know these are just a few broad and somewhat stereotypical categories. I'm sure many of you have other categories and characteristics you could add. So, I would like to leave you with a general lumping of the categories, which gives us the typical ND man.
He's from a strong family and is an intelligent person who generally excelled in high school. Due to his background, he tends to be very conservative and is undersexed, which leads to his homophobic nature. Many of these men have never been around a large number of intelligent, career-oriented women and they don't know how to deal with them. In order to compensate, they regress to a 1950s outlook of women. There don't seem to be many who are enlightened enough to be able to deal with the diversity around them.
All Scene Stories for Wednesday, February 9, 2000