haha, I think the situation is more common then you think!
I sometimes wonder why people want to be like everybody else. I mean, yeah maybe you want to dress in a similar style as your peers, but would you and all your friends really want to go out ALL wearing the same EXACT shirt?
But then again, what do I know. It seems to work on the ladies. I guess if they are looking to meet new people, they don't want something too unique and would like to engage in the familiar. I'm not just talking about your situation, but just some things I have noticed in my experience. The 'college crowd' tends to all smell the same.