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16B The Michigan Daily Weeind Magazine Thursday, Fruary 12, 1998

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DATING
Continued from Page 38
that (parties are) not the right place
to meet people. Everyone knows that
you're looking for something. The
guys are looking, the girls are look-
ing, and it makes it all that much
more awkward."
Ruschiensky, who works as a wait-
ress at Scorekeepers, said a number
of people come to the bar each week
with the intention of meeting people.
At closing time at Scorekeepers, the
DJ acknowledges the students' inten-

tions in his nightly farewell, she said.
The DJ says: "If you haven't hooked
up yet, you're not going to, so go
home."
Although Li-Hsing Chou, an LSA
junior and a member of the Alpha
Kappa Delta Phi sorority, met her
boyfriend through a fraternity/soror-
ity exchange, she said class is a bet-
ter place to meet.
"I think the best way to meet peo-
ple is in classes. You have more in,
common and it's less superficial,"
Chou said.
Patty Aquino, an LSA first-year

student and one of Chou's sorority
sisters, agreed. "At a party, people
are always trying to impress, and
there is always alcohol," Aquino
said.
LSA first-year student Phil LaFata
shared a similar view.
"The best place to meet someone
is at a church function. You meet
someone at a frat party and they're
going to be drunk and they won't be
looking for a wholesome relation-
ship. They just want a hook-up."
LaFata said. "And that's not what I
want."
Mike King, an LSA sophomore
and member of the Kappa Sigma fra-
ternity, who broke up with his girl-
friend two weeks ago and is ventur-
ing out into the dating scene again,
said he is already fed up with the
meeting-people-in-class option.
"I hear the best place is in your dis-
cussion section, or lecture hall. But
that's not working for me," King said.
So move over, party-goers. As King
said, "I'm heading toward the party
scene.
John Vasquez, who is the tempo-
rary office manager of Lesbian, Gay,
Bisexual and Transgender Affairs,
said that it is hard - especially for
members of the gay community - to
meet people on campus.
"I went to the Nectarine and the
bars when I first came here, but now
I don't like going to the /aut/ bar or
the Nectarine on Tuesdays and
Fridays," Vasquez said. "On campus,
I met a lot of people through organi-
zations, like QUP."
Some students, like Mohan, said
that she and her friends don't need to
leave their residence hall.
"It's so easy to meet people in a
dorm. And it's so easy to date people
in your dorm. It's just like '90210.'
Dorms are like soap operas - 'As
the Dorm Turns."'
Cupid's arrow:
Saturday's celebration
Despite the hype surrounding the
holiday of passion and romance, many
University students said that they do
not have spectacular or particularly
special plans.
Music senior Kristin Martin said
that she and her boyfriend of four-
and-a-half years do not have any-
thing out of the ordinary planned.
"We are going to go to the UMS
concert that night," Martin said.
"But Josh has never been into cele-

ADRIANA YUGOVICH/Daily
Couples at the University can celebrate their love this Valentine's Day.

ADRIANA YUGOVICH/Daily
No matter who they are or how they met their partners, students can always
express their love with a single red rose.
SAccent " Mie with Music

brating things on the day; he likes to
do things more spontaneously."
Christine Reins, an Architecture
graduate student,
said that she and
her significant
other don't have
anything special meet Pe
planned as well. Ias
Valentine's Day is
"just one of those m
fun things that you
can do, but it's not and jt'
a date marked on
the calendar," super'fic
Reins said.
But there are
others on campus
who still consider
Feb. 14 special.
Vasquez, who said he is not in a
relationship at the moment and has no

kind of awkward.
st way to
pole is In
You have
common
less
- Li-Hsing Chou
LSA junior

It's geared toward
heterosexual
couples.
"E v e r y o n e
shows everyone
else they're in a
relationship. But
people have
assumptions
about gay/les-
bian people,"
Vasquez added.
"It's a holiday. It
has meaning.
Some of the peo-
ple don't make it
seem really

Valentine's Day plans, said that, for the
gay community, "Valentine's Day is

open.
"Only certain
their love."

people can show

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