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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 06:30
LOL, this thread is interesting.
I'll be heading to Duke next year and I had no idea!
Great surprise I guess.

Anyway, back to the original question... I've heard many stories of people meeting future spouses at BSchool.
In fact, my sister met her husband at INSEAD and married 1 year ago.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 06:54
yes yes yes!!! this is indeed a very interesting thread...especially when u r an international student and wondering about the place u r going! do u folks have any idea about the "crowd" at this southern university in NewOrleans, Tulane and its b-school, Freeman???
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 14:54
This thread is funny :lol:

At the Duke Women's weekend, I've heard from several current students about how they met their SOs during Orientation. Apparently, that's fairly common here.

Also common, hooking up during parties/nights out at bars/whatever. But then, from what I've gathered, that's the case at most (if not all) schools.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 06 Dec 2008, 16:44
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I'm shocked, shocked by the responses my original post elicited.

Actually not ready.

Fact is, alot of us who are heading to b school (if we get in), have the knowledge we did not in undergrad - that is the college campus is a wealth of riches compared to post work world.

I seriously have to rely on meeting girls at locales like the seat next to me on an airplane and dangit, thats pretty much it.

My dating life since college, and where I met the girl:
1. Girl #1 (she sat next to me on airplane)
2. Girl #2 (she sat next to me on airplane)

When I get on airplane and an old woman sits next to me, I'm like "ok, im gonna be single this year."


LOL. I've met one too many from this method as well. Kudos for putting it so eloquently :)
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2008, 05:40
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When I get on airplane and an old woman sits next to me, I'm like "ok, im gonna be single this year."


Maybe you should be taking the plane more often... or better yet - should you decide not to go to Bschool, become a flight attendant!!! :-D
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 07 Dec 2008, 13:58
Interesting story: I met this first year guy at Duke this weekend who said that a good portion of the girls in the program are married/engaged/already in serious relationships. So even though 35% of the class is women, really only 20% (or some similar number) is "eligible" women. I asked him about the guys, and he said that at Duke, a fewer percentage of them were married/engaged than the women.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 13:58
As an FYI, I know that at the University of Chicago they offer dating mixers between the B School, Law School, and the Medical School...at least that's what the students of the B School and Medical School told me when I visited.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 15:32
irishspring wrote:
I'm shocked, shocked by the responses my original post elicited.

Actually not ready.

Fact is, alot of us who are heading to b school (if we get in), have the knowledge we did not in undergrad - that is the college campus is a wealth of riches compared to post work world.

I seriously have to rely on meeting girls at locales like the seat next to me on an airplane and dangit, thats pretty much it.

My dating life since college, and where I met the girl:
1. Girl #1 (she sat next to me on airplane)
2. Girl #2 (she sat next to me on airplane)

When I get on airplane and an old woman sits next to me, I'm like "ok, im gonna be single this year."


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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 17:18
LOL you crack me up. Good luck on your blind date!
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Both times I was flying out of Seattle.

I do fly a fair amount.

In fact Im flying tomorrown, and again on Thursday. Quite frankly, excited for the possibilities Thursday. I believe I will be flying out of Charlette back to my home. I think there are strong possibilities on that flight.

As a side anecdote, once when I was flying out of San Francisco, I saw this girl that I recognized from high school. She was a girl I kind of had a thing for. She pretty much ignored me though throughout high school, probably for good reason. Lets just my ugly duckling phase was pretty much age 12 through age 18. Basically.

Long story short, she ends up have the seat next to me! Finally, she turns to me and says 'hey, are you?'. I say yeah. We talk whole flight. She goes on to tell me before getting on flight she had texted another girl I knew saying "guess who is about to board the same flight with me?"

Im telling you. I get lucky with this stuff.

Anyway, feel like I have a blind date Thursday. I wonder who will sit next to me. I hope she is emotionally independent, adventurous, kind hearted, and has a pretty smile.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 17:37
I realize i'm probably also selecting myself out of the seats women my age would probably sit in as I've got elite status on the airlines i usually fly and generally am up front (or when i'm lucky, upgraded to first).

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Aside from the fact that I'm married, I don't think I've ever sat next to a woman +/- 5 years of my age other than my wife. Maybe once or twice... and I travel a lot. Where are you guys flying that this happens so often?


My thoughts exactly. I usually get stuck next to a plus-size fifty-something with a whooping cough. I guess so much depends on where you are flying. Flying to Vegas or Miami => Odds = Good. Flying to Kansas City or Newark => Odds = Not so much.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 17:40
That's a hilarious story. Speaking of attractive famous young women sitting next to me on airplanes, I sat next to Ariana Huffington a few months ago.... oh wait.

irishspring wrote:
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 08 Dec 2008, 17:42
egy wrote:
I realize i'm probably also selecting myself out of the seats women my age would probably sit in as I've got elite status on the airlines i usually fly and generally am up front (or when i'm lucky, upgraded to first).

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Aside from the fact that I'm married, I don't think I've ever sat next to a woman +/- 5 years of my age other than my wife. Maybe once or twice... and I travel a lot. Where are you guys flying that this happens so often?


My thoughts exactly. I usually get stuck next to a plus-size fifty-something with a whooping cough. I guess so much depends on where you are flying. Flying to Vegas or Miami => Odds = Good. Flying to Kansas City or Newark => Odds = Not so much.



I am around your age (I think) and typically get upgraded as well. And never sit next to anybody under 45 or even single :lol:
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 19:18
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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.

...

Who was the girl? 90 percent sure it was Tara Reid.


Very attractive and Tara Reid are mutually exclusive of one another IMO. Maybe it's the fact that she's dumb as a rock. Like, oh my god...
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 08 Dec 2008, 19:56
I was flying back after Tuck's interview and there was this nerdy girl sitting next to me and reading a romantic novel. Is it a sign from above about the women I'll encounter in the next two years? Off to a terrible start.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 09 Dec 2008, 18:38
wow I missed a lot on this thread and need to offer a funny story.

A couple months ago I was flying back from London. I had a conversation with a friend of mine earlier in the day about how sitting next to hot guys only happens in tv & movies.

As I board the plane, I think to myself "hm wouldn't it be nice if I got to sit next to a hot guy". Well, I slowly approach my seat and get a look at who I am seated next to. To my shock, I see a nun, fully dressed with habit and all. I couldn't help but laugh out loud. God was sending me a sign to behave.
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 09:56
On a flight from London to Frankfurt, I was sitting next to a morbidly obese woman who was breast feeding her baby. The lady would not stop talking to me and I was trying soooooo hard not to look down at "ya know". But her "ya know"s were so big they were almost touching my arm!
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 09:56
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Who was the girl? 90 percent sure it was Tara Reid.

I hope you washed your hands thoroughly afterward. :shock:
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 09:58
I always get stuck next to the panicky-looking disheveled guys who look like they're nervous about their impending hijacking. :(
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Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] New post 11 Dec 2008, 16:36
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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.

RVD.


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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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