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 [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2007, 12:34
luminos24 wrote:

i fall in the worst category possible...international student with spouse on dependant visa and hence not allowed to work.

though my wife is pretty excited about my getting into the b-school (yes...she is more excited than i am), i don't think she realizes the kind of situation she will be getting into


Even with all the warnings, she may still get extremely bored. I think it's important for your relationship to incorporate her in your social functions with other bschool significant others.

Help your wife and help yourself in the process.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 28 Mar 2007, 08:53
[quote="kidderek"]I'm sure the dating scene in bschool is more lively than any other graduate/professional schools. Here's a post from marquis at stanford. I thought it was quite insightful. I can't find the link, but here it is copy pasted:
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It recently occurred to me that one subject I’d never written about in this blog is dating scene in business school. I guess the best way to approach this would be to break it into three categories and comment on each:

1. Single people:
- I started with this group because it is potentially the most complicated one to deal with. Most B-school students come in single and these people have any number of goals when it comes to school, including staying single and hitting the books, finding their perfect match and heading to the altar one day, taking the time to casually date, and using their new MBA pedigree to get as much action as possible. I have classmates that fall into all of those categories and saw mixed success with their goals. Rather than going into details on specific stories, I’ll just give some words of advice:

a. This is graduate school, not college, so be prepared to get your “grown and sexyâ€
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 08:31
by far the geekest anlaysis of bschool dating scene.

THE DATING WRITE-UP: Best Practices For Finding Love in B-School

An Analysis Using Porter's Five Forces

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 7059.shtml
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 10:21
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d. It might seem cool to go after undergraduates, but you’d be better served not doing so. Chances are, it won’t take much game to pull one of them, but, when the word gets out that your 25+ year old self has been trying to go after 18-20 year olds, you’ll come off looking hella shady.


I can live with shady.

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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 13:44
I love the "hella shady" phrase. Reminds me when I was back in Cali.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 15:09
No one uses the half and seven rule anymore? I feel old. In my undergrad days, people joked (half-seriously though) that the minimum dating date is your age divided by half (rounded down) plus seven. So if you're 25, your SO should be 19 or older. I'm just saying.... but this rule was probably invented by some dirty old man, heh.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 06 Apr 2009, 15:57
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No one uses the half and seven rule anymore? I feel old. In my undergrad days, people joked (half-seriously though) that the minimum dating date is your age divided by half (rounded down) plus seven. So if you're 25, your SO should be 19 or older. I'm just saying.... but this rule was probably invented by some dirty old man, heh.


Oh this rule still applies. It's still quoted often (and not just by me :-D )
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2009, 14:16
I think another reason he mentioned undergrads is the lack of commonality between the two. Think about meshing social circles...MBA Guy/Girl is surrounded by professional, driven people working hard to secure an internship/job. You've been through a good deal in life, many friends are now married with children, etc. Undergrad Dude/Chick may be 20 years old, undecided on a major with the only known being spending next semester in Italy with some girlfriends. Their social circle is mostly like-minded young people who always know the cheapest place to score a keg. The two groups don't mingle all that well.

And I know, I know...what if the other person is super mature!?!? It may happen. Just know that your classmates, who will become your new professional network, may not be too enthralled if their good buddy MBA Guy/Girl spends all their social time with undergrads at Quarter Pitcher Night at Waldo's. There's a delicate balance to be struck, most def.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 07 Apr 2009, 15:15
Just got back from Cornell's admit weekend.

Reportedly, MANY MBA students were regularly taking a dip into the undergrad pool. And frankly, I don't see anything wrong with this.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2009, 06:56
Agreed with Alex above (though perhaps more succinctly - heh heh :lol: ). Having met plenty of folks in B-school, are we really kidding ourselves that we and our fellow MBAs are really that much more "mature" than undergrads? Sure, we're a few years older, have some more "real world" experience, yadda yadda. But there are still gonna be plenty of wannabe frat boys or ditzy chicks in your finance class. And there are some really cool undergrads out there. So me, I'm totally open to gunning for undergrads.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 09 Apr 2009, 08:07
Building off what Alex said...dating undergrads wont tank your reputation and keep you from ever leveraging classmates in the future. Though I know some girls find it scummy of guys, especially if they are going through a new one every month or less. You definitely will get a lot of ribbing from classmates...you better be prepared to handle a bunch of people busting on you. One thing not to overlook is how old you are. If you are 24 people probably wont bat an eyelash but if youare 30+ then it starts to look worse. Also there definitely is the double standard, if a girl did it then it would be looked at as very strange but for guys its not so bad.

Dating between other grad programs is totally acceptable, even if that person just graduated last year. There just isn't the stigma attached to dating a girl who graduated from college already.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 28 May 2009, 22:32
nice post. will definitely show this to my wife. (who will be halfway around the world for most part of my MBA)

All of this sounds very familiar. I moved overseas to do my undergrad, met a bunch of exciting and interesting people, broke up with my then long distance girlfriend and went through this whole whirlwind of dating, crushes, breakups and rejections etc before settling into a stable healthy and happy relationship with my present wife (been married 2 years now).

This time around , I feel stronger and more prepared. With no 'distractions' , I look forward to making good friends, focussing on getting good grades and trying hard for the MC job Ive always wanted. Feels good to be 'grown up' !

ps :for guys who want to hook up with undergrads..I say whatever floats your boat man as long as you can spin it well. If Bill Clinton can get away with it, why not an MBA student ? ;)
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 01 Jun 2009, 12:00
Random question but has anyone read Neil Strauss's The Game? Is anyone involved in the pickup community?
Would wonder what "gaming" is like in business school... must be pretty easy with girls in bars/clubs who are impressed but smarts/pedigree
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2009, 07:20
another random question. Did a Tuck Prof just marry a Tuck student?

EDIT: Oh, it's a former student, that sounds less scandalous.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2009, 16:04
Sleepy wrote:
another random question. Did a Tuck Prof just marry a Tuck student?

EDIT: Oh, it's a former student, that sounds less scandalous.


Where did you see that?

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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2009, 04:16
refurb wrote:
Sleepy wrote:
another random question. Did a Tuck Prof just marry a Tuck student?

EDIT: Oh, it's a former student, that sounds less scandalous.


Where did you see that?

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On one of the pages linked in the campus news thread. she's like T'05 and he's a Professor now. when I first read it though I didn't catch the date so I was kinda confused.
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Re: Dating Scene [#permalink] New post 27 Jun 2009, 17:07
I will heed Alex's advice. :wink:

I would guess after a couple years no one will ever care about who you dated in b-school. May my impulses guide me.
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