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17 Mar 2009, 05:57
Jerz wrote:
MJ2009 wrote:
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.

haha now THAT is what you call strategic dating
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27 Mar 2010, 19:41
something to lighten the mood?
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28 Mar 2010, 13:09
So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?
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28 Mar 2010, 15:34
gmatbschool wrote:
So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?

A family friend found her now-husband at Kellogg.
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28 Mar 2010, 16:01
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gmatbschool wrote:
So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?

Define "good".
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28 Mar 2010, 16:08
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So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?

Define "good".

most likely to be filthy rich in 10yrs or less post-MBA
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28 Mar 2010, 16:17
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rhyme wrote:
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So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?

Define "good".

most likely to be filthy rich in 10yrs or less post-MBA

Honestly, most women are looking for a "good guy," as the previous poster said. The definition of a "good guy" isn't always a rich guy. Most women think that as long as you enjoy and are good at what you do, then they would consider you successful. Besides, why would you want a woman who's only interested in your money? Furthermore, if she's also in b-school, chances are she might make more money than you do 10 years down the road. Just my \$0.02.
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29 Mar 2010, 05:37
this thread is down right hysterical in some places. nice.
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29 Mar 2010, 08:35
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and also give you a decent window of un-interrupted, nothing to compete with conversation.

Just a female perspective here:

A friend of mine and I (both mid-20s females) detest those chatty seatmate pick-up attempts. We've even joked about wearing ipod headphones visibly without a player, just to see if people get the hint after our third polite "I'll let you get back to your book" or "I need to get some work done, please excuse me."

Airports drive me nuts. Pick-up attempts when you get your ticket, pick-up attempts when you go through security, pick-up attempts when you board, pick-up attempts at your seat!

Trust me, guys. Let her do the talking. She will if she's interested. And no, it doesn't matter if you're at H/S/W. The women worth having don't care.

PS. This is advice about relationships, not hooking up. The skanks are easy to spot, and a simple wave of a platinum card will do the trick in seconds.

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29 Mar 2010, 09:27
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Airports drive me nuts. Pick-up attempts when you get your ticket, pick-up attempts when you go through security, pick-up attempts when you board, pick-up attempts at your seat!

Personally, I've never tried to "pick up" girls at an airport. I mean, why would you? You're only in the same terminal for 1-2 hours (more if you're really unlucky), and then you'll be in separate cities with thousands of miles in between.

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Trust me, guys. Let her do the talking. She will if she's interested. And no, it doesn't matter if you're at H/S/W. The women worth having don't care.

Also very true. If a girl wasn't interested to begin with, there's pretty much nothing you can do to change her mind. If a girl is interested, she will let you know, and you would have to be a knucklehead not to notice. It's simple as that. But again, it's always easier said than done, and women will make sure that they remain a mystery for the rest of eternity.
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29 Mar 2010, 13:11
I lmao-ed throughout this entire thread and my coworkers gave a weird, curious look.
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29 Mar 2010, 16:47
Seriously, this thread is pretty good
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30 Mar 2010, 07:12
Irishspring, this thread made me lol. How was the game on Thursday? BTW I'm waiting to hear from Cornell any day now, getting pretty anxious :/
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30 Mar 2010, 07:19
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This entire discussion is just down right hillarious thrown in everywhere all of it. I am damn sure, most single men, including me, have taken to pursuing this MBA thing, primarily to relive those wonderful experiences from the graduation days. Less to learn, and lots to hit-on!!!

May all the desperate souls genuinely seeking a beloved find one soon!!! Amen!!!
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30 Mar 2010, 08:31
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May all the desperate souls genuinely seeking a beloved find one soon!!! Amen!!!

here here....

and kellogg had the cutest guys
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30 Mar 2010, 08:41
A friend of mine just got engaged to a classmate of ours...it happens. I know a few others who will be moving in together after graduation.
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30 Mar 2010, 16:02
milias wrote:
You're only in the same terminal for 1-2 hours (more if you're really unlucky), and then you'll be in separate cities with thousands of miles in between.

Sounds just about perfect to me, I mean how much time do you really need?

To be clear: that was a joke.
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30 Mar 2010, 17:20
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You're only in the same terminal for 1-2 hours (more if you're really unlucky), and then you'll be in separate cities with thousands of miles in between.

Sounds just about perfect to me, I mean how much time do you really need?

That's true. Becoming spouses shouldn't take that long. The average wedding ceremony might last an hour and a half but really the vows take less than 20 minutes. And if you cut out the dramatic sighs and deep soul-searching stares, you could each say your vow in under a minute easy. Throw in some time for the presiding officer to do his thing -- and double it for him/her/it to divorce you. Honestly, I don't see why you couldn't get married at least 20 or 30 times in an hour or two.
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01 Apr 2010, 12:46
HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA......ROFL!!!!

I hereby nominate this for the best thread on GC.

My boss walked over to my office when he heard me trying (unsuccessfully) to control my laughter and I had to make up a story about a client's email to hide my case of senioritis (GC Forums at work, tsk tsk).

Go Blue!!!
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01 Apr 2010, 13:34
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HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA......ROFL!!!!

I hereby nominate this for the best thread on GC.

My boss walked over to my office when he heard me trying (unsuccessfully) to control my laughter and I had to make up a story about a client's email to hide my case of senioritis (GC Forums at work, tsk tsk).

Go Blue!!!

LOL @ senioritis! I definitely have a MAJOR case of that. So hard to resist. I'm afraid it's terminal.
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