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Odds of meeting your spouse at MBA

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New post 05 Dec 2008, 12:53
i assume that MBA/JD mixers are pretty common...usually JD students are a couple of years younger as they tend to come right out of undergrad. i see a lot of potential here.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 12:57
You might find a few women in law school that think there is something wrong with a person that "only" goes into business. I've seen some people have the idea such as "Well, you're doing business. It's not like you have to pass an exam to be licensed to practice business." Just be prepared to meet some jerks. Mainly the guys trying to "protect" the women law students from any other grad student intruders.

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i assume that MBA/JD mixers are pretty common...usually JD students are a couple of years younger as they tend to come right out of undergrad. i see a lot of potential here.

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You might find a few women in law school that think there is something wrong with a person that "only" goes into business. I've seen some people have the idea such as "Well, you're doing business. It's not like you have to pass an exam to be licensed to practice business." Just be prepared to meet some jerks. Mainly the guys trying to "protect" the women law students from any other grad student intruders.

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i assume that MBA/JD mixers are pretty common...usually JD students are a couple of years younger as they tend to come right out of undergrad. i see a lot of potential here.


That's when you whip out your Goldman Sachs offer letter and show the JD guys whose boss.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 13:11
Especially if you approach it with the attitude that a woman would want to be with you because of you, not because of a JD or MBA. That's real and I believe women appreciate that more than "Hey, look at me, I'm getting an MBA from _______." If they're already in law school, they'll think "So?", or they'll think, "Ok, so he confirms that MBA = "Must Be an Ass" I actually heard that from a guy who was a dual degree JD/MBA at my law school.

agold, i am NOT saying you're an ass lol just so we're clear

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I have a feeling it's just sort of understood. On one hand you have a guy with a few years of real-world experience under his belt who is 26-28 years old and on the other hand you have a broke college kid who is 23-24. Big difference in maturity levels, thought processes, etc. I doubt the law school guys will prove to be any serious competition :)

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haha, I was getting ready to use my fire extinguisher...but I see that there is no need this time.

In my opinion, the average top-15 law school student isn't competition to the average top-15 b-school student. Law school students have a bigger potential of being nerds (all you need to do is kill the LSAT).
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Sorry for those who cringe at the mention of this name, but has anyone here read Tucker Max?


Is it bad if Tucker Max has actually increased my interest in Duke?

I recommend anyone who enjoys edgy comedy to read the book. It's one of my favorite books of all time. He does argue that UNC has way hotter girls than Duke though.
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agold wrote:
I have a feeling it's just sort of understood. On one hand you have a guy with a few years of real-world experience under his belt who is 26-28 years old and on the other hand you have a broke college kid who is 23-24. Big difference in maturity levels, thought processes, etc. I doubt the law school guys will prove to be any serious competition :)


Certainly not. Watch the Columbia follies B-school guy vs. Law School guy on youtube.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 16:28
I wonder if a bunch of applicants on LSATclub.com are saying the same things about us.
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chances of losing your spouse during your MBA (or shortly there after) are much greater than meeting them from what I have heard.


so the take away is don't get married before b-school, do it after b-school.

I'm using that excuse with my girlfriend.
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New post 05 Dec 2008, 19:29
so I spent the majority of my workday today reading stories on tuckermax.com. Hilarious stuff.
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LOL
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New post 06 Dec 2008, 05:58
This is a great book - tucker max is hilarious.

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bostonsparky wrote:
Sorry for those who cringe at the mention of this name, but has anyone here read Tucker Max?


Is it bad if Tucker Max has actually increased my interest in Duke?

I recommend anyone who enjoys edgy comedy to read the book. It's one of my favorite books of all time. He does argue that UNC has way hotter girls than Duke though.
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New post 06 Dec 2008, 07:30
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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New post 06 Dec 2008, 07:54
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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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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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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irishspring wrote:
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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New post 07 Dec 2008, 14:58
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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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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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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