OkCupid wants us to know that there is at least one virgin at the California Institute of Technology. Yes, the prestigious school that's home to the cofounder of Hotmail (RIP), the fighting Beavers, and at least one astronaut is also home to at least one self-identified virgin.
Inspired by the recent release of the annual U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges ranking, OkCupid used its huge pool of dating data to give the public a bit more ~personal~ info on the top 20 schools. The dating site also re-ranked the schools according to things like attractiveness, partying, and sex drive. It's all very scientific and official. OkCupid even gives a glimpse into its process and methodology in a very academic-looking Footnotes section.
This OkCupid list sure is fun! Take a look at some of these stats. While University of California-Berkeley ranks 20th on the U.S. News & World Report list, it ranks first in pot-smoking on OkCupid's list.
Where Yale may come in third for boring old academics, it comes in first for being the horniest Ivy League in the country, with 44% of Yale students claiming (in answers provided to OkCupid) to masturbate at least once a day.
But back to the Caltech virgin, of which there is at least one. Who is this virgin? Why is he/she the only person on the Caltech campus willing to pony up information about his/her quiet sex life? It's okay, At Least One Virgin, there are definitely others on campus like you.
It's not weird to be a virgin at college, and it's even less weird to be a virgin at an engineering school. Don't trouble yourself with such trifles as sex. There's time for all that later. Build a rocketship, make the next hot email server, fly to Mars. Live your life, own your choices.
Hannah Smothers is a reporter for Fusion's Sex & Life section, a Texpat, and a former homecoming princess.