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04 Dec 2008, 16:14
bostonsparky wrote:
Avernusaur wrote:

We might need a new section in the forum.

"B-School Game"

Agreed. If everyone spent the amount of time on it as they did their GMAT/applications, the B school world would be a much better place.

Picking up girls requires enough talent as it is. If picking up a girl at a top 15 business school becomes as competitive as getting into the school, I'm cruising for chicks at University of Phoenix.
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Schools: Ross, Cornell (\$), Kellogg, Wharton, Stanford, Berkeley ($$) Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 4 [3] , given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 17:48 3 This post received KUDOS As a female, this thread definitely made me laugh really hard, so thanks for that guys. When I find some more time, I'll post some female perspective comments to the pick up lines. In the mean time, I will vouch for there being cute, intelligent, single girls applying to top schools. And yes, hit the gym. The girls are doing it too. Director Joined: 10 Jun 2006 Posts: 624 Followers: 4 Kudos [?]: 54 [0], given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 18:09 Avernusaur wrote: The best three-line opener I've ever seen. The Apocalypse Opener 1) You having a good time? * She replies (yes, no, whatever) 2) What are you doing after this? * She replies (who cares what she says) 3) You wanna go home with me? *** You absolutley must ask this question as if you're asking what the weather's like. Don't say it jokingly, awkwardly, or creepy.*** So you're thinking, there isn't a chance in hell that actually works, but it does and I'll tell you why. If the girl is an uptight loser, she's going to be pissed off which is good... saves you from wasting your time on her. If the girl the girl is easy and looking to get some, she'll take you up on it right away. Here's what's most likely to happen though: The girl has a sense of humor and will admire your confidence. She doesn't want to feel like a slut, so don't treat her like one. If she continues the conversation with you, she's interested and already knows your intentions. Buy her a couple drinks and close the deal. Keep in mind, no opener will do everything for you, you've gotta have a good end-game too. If a girl turns you down, just use Mystery's line: "I didn't say you could, I just asked if you wanted to." Teasing can go a long way Dude I like that To comment on some other stuff on this thread: I can definitely verify the Fuqua Foxes. Been to 5 top 15 schools and Fuqua was the best (its all relative of course) There is absolutely nothing wrong with dipping into the undergrad pool. NOTHING. SVP Joined: 05 Aug 2007 Posts: 1502 Schools: NYU Stern '11 Followers: 15 Kudos [?]: 211 [1] , given: 22 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 18:21 1 This post received KUDOS chitchat wrote: I will vouch for there being cute, intelligent, single girls applying to top schools. There are cute girls, intelligent girls, and single girls. Cute, intelligent AND single girls however exist only in the realm of the fantastic. *ducks* Manager Joined: 18 Jul 2007 Posts: 160 Location: Europe Schools: HBS class of 2011 Followers: 6 Kudos [?]: 35 [1] , given: 2 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 18:23 1 This post received KUDOS You might find this one interesting... http://marquisweblog.blogspot.com/2005/06/sometimes-its-little-things-that.html Some highlights: Quote: Don’t be afraid to venture out into the other graduate schools for dating prospects. I know a couple of people who have found success with prospects from other departments... Quote: 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. Quote: Also, be wary of those shark females…you know what I mean…those women who will get extra geeked about you when they find out you’re pursuing an MBA from a top school. I’ve heard (and seen for myself) how some women’s vibe changes when they find out about your schooling and, if that happens, take that as a sign to do like Saddam and retreat into a fox-hole. Some are trying to dig in your pockets and others are trying to get a wedding ring out of you, so make sure that any woman you deal with is checking for you and not your resume. I know that y’all are grown and that this is a basic part of the game, but, when it comes to matters of the booty, it can get complicated and I’d be turning my back on part of the “Fellas’ Charter” if I didn’t give these warnings Quote: I’ll just say that stories spread pretty quickly when you’re in an enclosed social environment like B-school, so it doesn’t looks good to be that person who goes out every week, gets drunk as a skunk, and ends up trying to mack on every prospect possible. Senior Manager Joined: 13 Jun 2007 Posts: 410 Schools: Wharton, Booth, Stern Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 82 [0], given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 21:53 Couple of comments on this: first of all women in BS are in general not very good-looking. There is however a fair amount of shagging going on, but it's not very blatant. Despite this, a lot of people meet their partners at BS. If you want to shag birds, your best chance is to go outside the school I reckon. Non-BS American girls are "friendly" enough to avoid you the pain of trying to date a peer - because it is a pain: it's like high school but worse. Concerning undergrads, if you shag one you won't have any trouble (especially if she's fit), but if you date one it'll be weird, for the very simple reason that she'll never manage to integrate your circle of friends - the difference in maturity is way too big. PS: I hear a lot of shit happens on welcome week-end (the happiness of the moment I guess) _________________ Wharton admits, join the rugby team!! It'll be by far the best experience of your MBA life Director Status: Badgerine! Joined: 04 Oct 2008 Posts: 894 Location: United States (CA) Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Strategy Schools: Michigan (Ross) - Class of 2013 GMAT 1: 770 Q50 V44 GPA: 3.3 WE: Project Management (Aerospace and Defense) Followers: 63 Kudos [?]: 281 [2] , given: 86 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 04 Dec 2008, 21:58 2 This post received KUDOS Audio wrote: PS: I hear a lot of shit happens on welcome week-end (the happiness of the moment I guess) Do you think it's possible to be a "Welcome Weekend Crasher?" What a fun lifestyle that would be... all those moments of happiness you could exploit. _________________ Manager Joined: 09 Nov 2008 Posts: 148 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 3 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 01:40 You guys need to think outside the box, the b-school box. The class ratios of for male:female is low for MBA. There's plenty of undergrad or other grad students. Personally, I think you'd do better at the bigger schools: more fish in the sea I'd stay away from the "nerdier" schools. For example, MIT probably won't be a good bet. Manager Joined: 09 Nov 2008 Posts: 148 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 11 [1] , given: 3 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 01:45 1 This post received KUDOS solaris1 wrote: There are cute girls, intelligent girls, and single girls. Cute, intelligent AND single girls however exist only in the realm of the fantastic. I think the fact solaris1 has not been flamed by now is a good indication on the odds of meeting your (female) spouse at b-school. Intern Joined: 20 Nov 2008 Posts: 37 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [2] , given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 06:21 2 This post received KUDOS I'm cracking up at these guys comments too! I'm a gay guy--from my perspective, the girls at most of these b-schools are no prize, but the guys are MUCH worst. The only b-school where I thought the guys were somewhat attractive was Stanford. Any other place, I'm dating undergrads. Manager Joined: 14 May 2008 Posts: 80 Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 10 [3] , given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 07:28 3 This post received KUDOS 1. Whoever referenced The Pickup Artist is awesome. According to Mystery, the top prize for any pickup artist is a bikini model, so a b-school chick should be a cinch. Throw out a few negs, pay attention to the IOIs, smash the hookpoint, then kiss-close. Nothing to it. 2. Dick Vitale is the most attractive woman I've ever seen in the crowd at Cameron Indoor. 3. I went to an info session where spouse finding was right up there with career placement. It started with a few off-handed comments, but by the end I was scanning the room trying to guess the highest dowery. Love this thread. Manager Joined: 11 Jul 2008 Posts: 211 Location: United States Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Technology Schools: Haas '15 GMAT 1: 680 Q47 V37 GPA: 3.6 WE: Engineering (Computer Hardware) Followers: 3 Kudos [?]: 66 [0], given: 4 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 07:55 liubhs02 wrote: You guys need to think outside the box, the b-school box. The class ratios of for male:female is low for MBA. There's plenty of undergrad or other grad students. Personally, I think you'd do better at the bigger schools: more fish in the sea I'd stay away from the "nerdier" schools. For example, MIT probably won't be a good bet. au contraire...my class visit to MIT last week allayed any concerns i had over the school's attractive female representation. i do agree with the bigger school recommendation though -- noticed several showstoppers at HBS...tuck, not so much. i don't remember which one of these schools said they anticipate having over 40% females next year. mbabiden08 wrote: The only b-school where I thought the guys were somewhat attractive was Stanford. Any other place, I'm dating undergrads. i may have to disagree on this one as well. one could make a correlation between ability to network/work well with others and one's charisma (for both men & women). assuming many b-school students have achieved great success in business already, at the very least we can expect a generally confident and articulate student body...which for men is more than 1/2 the battle. (wow does this sound like a critical reasoning problem or what? ) Director Joined: 20 Aug 2007 Posts: 851 Location: Chicago Schools: Chicago Booth 2011 Followers: 11 Kudos [?]: 97 [0], given: 1 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 08:13 McDargoiowkel wrote: 2. Dick Vitale is the most attractive woman I've ever seen in the crowd at Cameron Indoor. +1 I need to do some research into this Pickup Artist thing...sounds intriguing Manager Joined: 22 Oct 2008 Posts: 204 Schools: Chicago Booth (Re-app), LBS, UCLA Anderson, Oxford Said, INSEAD (withdrawn) WE 1: Investment Management Followers: 1 Kudos [?]: 13 [0], given: 4 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 08:15 I didn't know how many fellow gmat clubbers were followers of Mystery, Neil Strauss. My 0.02 based on campus visits 1. HBS - A female friend at Harvard's Ed school told me about HBS/Ed schools weekly mixers - beware of sharks at hunt. 2. Tuck - I know of 2 cases of classmates getting married. Makes sense given the close community. Limited pool though. The engineering school next door is the only other avenue. 3. Fuqua - Law school next door is a great place. 4. Berkeley - Plenty of artsy cali girls around Berkeley to get lucky with. Intern Joined: 20 Nov 2008 Posts: 37 Followers: 0 Kudos [?]: 7 [0], given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 08:21 "i may have to disagree on this one as well. one could make a correlation between ability to network/work well with others and one's charisma (for both men & women). assuming many b-school students have achieved great success in business already, at the very least we can expect a generally confident and articulate student body...which for men is more than 1/2 the battle. (wow does this sound like a critical reasoning problem or what? )" Hmm, maybe girls look at guys differently than I do, but the strongest beer googles in the WORLD wouldn't make me hook-up with most of these b-school guys, no matter how successful they are. Current Student Joined: 21 Aug 2008 Posts: 348 Schools: Fuqua '11 Followers: 5 Kudos [?]: 38 [0], given: 0 Re: Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA [#permalink] ### Show Tags 05 Dec 2008, 08:33 solaris1 wrote: There are cute girls, intelligent girls, and single girls. Cute, intelligent AND single girls however exist only in the realm of the fantastic. Indeed, I know girls like to say a similar quote about guys being like parking spaces. Sorry for those who cringe at the mention of this name, but has anyone here read Tucker Max? (his website or his book). Basically it's about a guy who was pretty much a legend at Duke Law a few years back for how much game he ran, so he put all his stories online. A lot of the stuff he pulls would be very applicable to a B school student as well. (oddly enough every girl i know that has read his book has enjoyed it as much as the guys) Current Student Joined: 24 Oct 2008 Posts: 67 Location: Maryland, USA Schools: Ross, Cornell (), Kellogg, Wharton, Stanford, Berkeley ($$)
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05 Dec 2008, 08:41
mbabiden08 wrote:

Hmm, maybe girls look at guys differently than I do, but the strongest beer googles in the WORLD wouldn't make me hook-up with most of these b-school guys, no matter how successful they are.

haha. Here I thought my odds would be good.
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05 Dec 2008, 08:43
bostonsparky wrote:
Indeed, I know girls like to say a similar quote about guys being like parking spaces.

Sorry for those who cringe at the mention of this name, but has anyone here read Tucker Max? (his website or his book). Basically it's about a guy who was pretty much a legend at Duke Law a few years back for how much game he ran, so he put all his stories online. A lot of the stuff he pulls would be very applicable to a B school student as well. (oddly enough every girl i know that has read his book has enjoyed it as much as the guys)

haha, I read some of his articles a while back...pretty hilarious.
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05 Dec 2008, 09:00
sonibubu wrote:

I need to do some research into this Pickup Artist thing...sounds intriguing

You guys need to take caution with pick up material. I know some guys that got totally sucked in and became waaaay too analytical with social situations and ended up becoming very weird.

I can see the analytical, obsessive, type A b-school people taking PU material over the edge quick…

(this is not an AMOG attempt)
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05 Dec 2008, 09:02
flood wrote:
sonibubu wrote:

I need to do some research into this Pickup Artist thing...sounds intriguing

You guys need to take caution with pick up material. I know some guys that got totally sucked in and became waaaay too analytical with social situations and ended up becoming very weird.

I can see the analytical, obsessive, type A b-school people taking PU material over the edge quick…

(this is not an AMOG attempt)

Agreed. I had a friend who got sucked into that stuff and he was truly more awkward and annoying to be around than anything.
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