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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 18:49
HAHA RVD.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 22:18
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I am sure you are fantasizing what if she was your wharton professor...

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In EMBA programs, most people are married. At Wharton there are actually a few single women but almost no single men so those women are on the hunt...

Talking about airplane flights, here's my story...

I had a project in Dallas back in my consulting days so I would fly Delta from LAX-DFW every Sunday and fly back on Friday. At the airport, there was this smoking hot girl wearing a school girl outfit. She was so hot that all the guys were looking at her but was too intimidated to talk to her.

Anyway, we get on the flight and as you may have predicted, she sits next to me! I was the envy of every guy on that plane. I'm an engineering nerd so there isn't that much for me to talk about with her but shortly after the flight takes off she pulls out AN HTML BOOK! So I casually ask her if she's studying web design and we start talking from there.

Well, it turned out that actually she's a stripper. She works in Anaheim at a strip club but has a friend in Dallas that said she can make a lot of money out there so she was flying out there to check out a club and go dance. She invited me to go out there and see her. Actually she even invited me to hang out with her since she didn't know many people in Dallas and back in LA but I didn't get her number or anything. This was back when I was engaged to be married and I was being a good boy. We hung out, drank, and talked the entire flight. I was hoping to see her again flying out to Dallas but no such luck.

She was one of those really open girls who would say stuff like "I've lost 20 pounds in the last 3 months but I haven't been working out...look here at my stomach (raise her shirt)." She was dumb though...she said that she was supposed to go out to Dallas last week but she bought a plane ticket on priceline and the ticket was from Ontario Airport (another local SoCal airport but more obscure and further away) and since she wanted driving direction she just wrote in mapquest that she wanted to go to "Ontario, CA" so mapquest took her to the center of the city instead of the airport and she missed her flight (lol).

That's the only time I've sat next to anyone hot on the plane.

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 12 Dec 2008, 23:54
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Look what you did to Tara Reid!! You're such an enabler!

http://thesuperficial.com/2008/12/tara_ ... _rehab.php


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hahahah. no.

She was going to see her boyfriend.

I can't believe I didnt mention this story though. I promise it's true.

I was flying from Hawaii. Well I get on flight, and am sitting almost in the back. Well, before I got on flight I notice this girl at the bar. And she looks incredibly familiar. She is very attractive.

Before I go on, I promise this is true.

Well I get on flight, and she ends up sitting right across aisle from me. To my left are two high school girls who have drank too much, and were pretty sick.

I start talking to girl across from aisle, and her voice all but confirms it. I am nearly positive it is her. For whatever reason, I dont ask her name. This girl is drinking quite a bit. She asks me to keep up with her. I run out of money. So she buys me a beer. We talk rest of flight drinking.

Who was the girl? 90 percent sure it was Tara Reid.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2008, 05:49
RVD, are the single girls in your program actually hot? If so, where is the EMBA hangout bar? :-D
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2008, 15:32
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Interesting article in today's NYT about hooking up vs. dating...

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/13/opinion/13blow.html
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 13 Dec 2008, 22:10
i like this new model
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2008, 08:39
I'm pretty sure I'm terrible at both models, lol. I'm bad at hooking up because I only want to hook up with people I want to date and I'm bad at dating because I always misjudge things and end up stuck in the friend zone.

Everything got so confusing when all the rituals went away.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2008, 10:46
So Jimmy Buffett had it right the whole time?

"Why don't we get drunk and screw..."
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2008, 10:59
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I'm pretty sure I'm terrible at both models, lol. I'm bad at hooking up because I only want to hook up with people I want to date and I'm bad at dating because I always misjudge things and end up stuck in the friend zone.

Everything got so confusing when all the rituals went away.


Ah, the LJBF dilemma. You must maneuver more carefully my friend.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 15 Dec 2008, 12:50
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I'm pretty sure I'm terrible at both models, lol. I'm bad at hooking up because I only want to hook up with people I want to date and I'm bad at dating because I always misjudge things and end up stuck in the friend zone.

Everything got so confusing when all the rituals went away.


Ah, the LJBF dilemma. You must maneuver more carefully my friend.


I think it's actually a lack of aggression that's my problem. I'm not really a "closer"
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Dec 2008, 23:40
Not sure if this has been shared before, but certainly relevant:

http://www.bankersball.com/2008/02/21/t ... e-of-mbas/
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Around the World to Find the Girl Next Door
Finding Love at HBS


RCs Tomo and Taka share their romantic tale.

It's springtime and love is in the air. As the Harbus offers blind date opportunities and wedding dresses fill the windows of downtown Boston shops, we thought it would be appropriate to feature a truly engaging HBS love story. Cupid's arrow hit Tomo Ishizumi, a former CEO and art enthusiast from New F, and Taka Hasegawa, a strategy consultant from New C and the rest is history.

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 2701.shtml

Blind Dates
Love and Laughter at HBS


Six HBS students let the Harbus set them up on blind dates and agreed to share their experiences.

Dating on campus? Non-existent? Negligible? More in need of stimulus than the economy? Your crimson cupids are here to change that.

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 2705.shtml
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 11:38
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Blind Dates
Love and Laughter at HBS



Six HBS students let the Harbus set them up on blind dates and agreed to share their experiences.

Dating on campus? Non-existent? Negligible? More in need of stimulus than the economy? Your crimson cupids are here to change that.

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 2705.shtml


LOL nink. where do you find this stuff?
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Around the World to Find the Girl Next Door
Finding Love at HBS


If you check out the Monroe Street Journal website they have a section called "Michigan Match Makers" where they setup various business students with each other.

Some of the after action reports are pretty brutal. I mean, it's bad enough that people gossip about you but to actually have both parties give a blow by blow (no pun intended) account of how well (or more commonly, how poorly) the date went and then post it on the schools website is a little too much.

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 12:45
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Blind Dates
Love and Laughter at HBS



Six HBS students let the Harbus set them up on blind dates and agreed to share their experiences.

Dating on campus? Non-existent? Negligible? More in need of stimulus than the economy? Your crimson cupids are here to change that.

http://media.www.harbus.org/media/stora ... 2705.shtml


LOL nink. where do you find this stuff?


How did this thread ever die?! This is the best thread ever made. No question.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 12:46
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How did this thread ever die?! This is the best thread ever made. No question.


Exactly why I posted the articles here instead of bschool life sub-forum or Admitted HBS Students thread....
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 12:55
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How did this thread ever die?! This is the best thread ever made. No question.


Exactly why I posted the articles here instead of bschool life sub-forum or Admitted HBS Students thread....


Good man - we need leaders like you. Hope you bring those sharp leadership skills to Kellogg!

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 12:56
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RCs Tomo and Taka share their romantic tale.


"Taka: December 26. I asked her to go out with me right after finals, but she said she wanted to think about it, and because my flight got cancelled due to the snow, I was stranded in Boston alone. We met again in Japan and she said yes."

Awwww!!!! How romantic!!! :oops:

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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2009, 22:46
I have a question: which school has the best stats in terms of their students tying the knot?

probably have good alumni connections that way!
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2009, 02:27
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I have a question: which school has the best stats in terms of their students tying the knot?

probably have good alumni connections that way!


Wouldn't the better metric be highest % of students marrying students/alums from *other* top bschools? As a student, you're already tapped into your own school network so marrying a fellow student doesn't help your connections at all. I'd look for places with 2 top schools located in close proximity: HBS/MIT, Kellogg/Booth, CBS/NYU.
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