Hey! I asked some folks in the Queer@Bennington group for some of their responses:
“The dating scene depends on really who you are and what you make of it. I have had “luck” here, but I also find that I connect easily with a lot of people, especially women. It is a college and people can be open for interests and some people can be closed and awkward, but I wouldn’t worry about the size or location in relation to dating here.” - Alana
“It’s been kinda shitty for me personally, so I can’t really say too much, but after a year I’m just kinda blah about the whole thing. But for incoming students, I say keep your mind open and just try to meet new people. I know plenty of people who have found great relationships. I just have the unfortunate luck of only clicking with straight girls. (Well, plenty of guys too, but I have no serious interest there.) In terms of Q@B, we’re always excited for people to come and do things with us.” - Emily ‘15
“I’m fully satisfied with the dating scene; I’ve been in a happy lesbian relationship for eight months—almost since I got here. However, my luck isn’t the usual thing. I’d say the dating scene is not paradisaical, but not hopeless either.
Q@B is a student-run club which mostly focuses on on-campus LGBTQA activism, mostly in the form of education and awareness raising. People of all identities are welcome, and that certainly includes questioning.” - [Name Withheld]
If any other current students want to chime in, feel free to respond by e-mailing me!