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New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:13
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2. Dick Vitale is the most attractive woman I've ever seen in the crowd at Cameron Indoor.


+1 :lol:

I need to do some research into this Pickup Artist thing...sounds intriguing ;)
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:15
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.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 09:21
"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. :-D
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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)
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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. :-D


haha. Here I thought my odds would be good.
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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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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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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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New post 05 Dec 2008, 10:18
I am a desi Thakur Max motiwalla in my own right.. people from the indian sub-continent can relate to what i am saying..

i got some real good desi pick up line... If you dont know what Desi means, well you better when you get to B-school.. you will be surrounded by them!
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irishspring,

Do u also go by the name 'convoluted signal'?
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 10:52
I am one of those married wingmen that *helps* my friends out. Best birthday present I ever gave my best friend was a 5' 4" redhead 1L from my law school I met when I was a mentor for the incoming class. It's been 4 years and he still laughs about it and thanks me.

Some of you from a city or that don't hunt may find this reference funny. When i got the bar with her and introduced her to my friend, another friend of ours said "So, did you bird-dog this one for him?"

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agold wrote:
From what I've seen, yes, he is a touch more successful at opening conversations than he was before. However, he generally continues on with his Mystery Method and never really cuts out of it. After 5-10 minutes, the girls usually just think he's a jerk. Not to mention, he really annoys most of his friends (like me).

If you just use those gimmicky pick-up lines to start a conversation - fine. If it's ingrained in you that you *must* behave a certain way and it's not coming naturally - you're just going to be super awkward.


Agreed, I feel being that kind of guy sabotages you too much in other areas to be worth it. Something that hasn't been brought up yet is also the plethora of good wingmen/wingwomen that will be available in Bschool. People who will know how to network/introduce people etc, can immediately vouch that you have your sh*t together and will approach situations from a perspective similar to yours (aka, logically). The married/taken classmates can be especially useful in this regard since it will give them a chance to live vicariously through you. Picking up a couple floozies is definitely not worth alienating said peers, IMHO.

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agold wrote:
From what I've seen, yes, he is a touch more successful at opening conversations than he was before. However, he generally continues on with his Mystery Method and never really cuts out of it. After 5-10 minutes, the girls usually just think he's a jerk. Not to mention, he really annoys most of his friends (like me).

If you just use those gimmicky pick-up lines to start a conversation - fine. If it's ingrained in you that you *must* behave a certain way and it's not coming naturally - you're just going to be super awkward.


Agreed, I feel being that kind of guy sabotages you too much in other areas to be worth it. Something that hasn't been brought up yet is also the plethora of good wingmen/wingwomen that will be available in Bschool. People who will know how to network/introduce people etc, can immediately vouch that you have your sh*t together and will approach situations from a perspective similar to yours (aka, logically). The married/taken classmates can be especially useful in this regard since it will give them a chance to live vicariously through you. Picking up a couple floozies is definitely not worth alienating said peers, IMHO.


this is exactly right. the best asset for a guy is a good wingwoman who can help. girls send all kinds of signals out for men, so a good female friend helps a lot.

scripted pick-up lines just make you seem like you are pretty inexperienced and therefore, socially awkward. unless you have the right personality (and that depends on the approach) to pull stuff off without sounding fake/immature/creepy.
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Agreed. I had a friend who got sucked into that stuff and he was truly more awkward and annoying to be around than anything.


Was his name Johnny 'Drama' Chase by any chance?
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Thou shall not talk crap abt Johny Drama!

sonibubu wrote:

Was his name Johnny 'Drama' Chase by any chance?

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Girls: "Guys are like parking spaces. We all secretly wish we had a handicapped one?"


ROFL

Wow, this post (maybe just solaris1) is getting more and more politically incorrect. I like it. where do you come up with this stuff.
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In the words of Shakespeare (or not) a facetious thread doth requires a facetious response. I'm all for moving this to Off-Topic.

And in case anyone is even the slightest bit offended, I was being VERY tongue in cheek.

So...

"Don't Praet me, bro!"
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U sure about that solaris1? I was officially offended. I do support you moving this thread to off-topic though! Although the presence of Praetorian does legitamize the existing of this thread.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 12:23
Instead of PUA crap, you could just try The Naked Man.
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solaris1 wrote:
In the words of Shakespeare (or not) a facetious thread doth requires a facetious response. I'm all for moving this to Off-Topic.

And in case anyone is even the slightest bit offended, I was being VERY tongue in cheek.

So...

"Don't Praet me, bro!"


Yup, you are going in the direction of someone else I know. Keep going until the wall hits you in the face and you get praeted. :-)

the thread is fine. a little fun is no problem.
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Praet, I love playing the devils advocate (maybe I have been watching "the practice" way too much), Sol knows that i was kiddin! :-D
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