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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.
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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.
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The point of most of the pick up stuff is to 'polarize' the person, aka it will take a guy who normally intrigues say 10% of the girls he meets, irritates 10%, and is 'just another guy' for 80%, and make him into someone who irritates 50% but intrigues 20% (and is therefore arguably twice as successful). All depends if that trade-off is worth it for you.
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bostonsparky wrote:
Indeed, I know girls like to say a similar quote about guys being like parking spaces.


What exactly do these girls say about guys being like parking spaces?
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I second this, it's hilarious to read. Especially the terminology that gets created, 'fuqua foxes'. I'm married but definitely take part in helping my guy friends/ girl friends find people, it's fun. I can say major turn offs are, inflated egos and insecurity. Find that nice place in the middle and don't be a jerk or try to impress. And be funny, but don't be funny if you're not funny. ;)
And yeah, hit the gym. A former job at McKinsey or Goldman's won't erase a beer gut.

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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. :-D

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.
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I'm going to claim some inside info here. I live in Chapel Hill, right next to UNC. I visit Duke quite often, as I have a good friend who goes to Fuqua. And I did my undergrad at UVA. (I'm applying to all three.)

UNC is Out. Of. Control. when it comes to hot undergrads. From what I've seen at the B-school, though, you'll do just fine, but nothing remarkable.

Fuqua really is pretty intense. Loads of hot women. And the law school is right next door, and predominantly female, so take your game next door if you strike out in Operations class.

Darden. Actually had a tour there yesterday. VERY impressed with the ladies there - intelligent and well-spoken, in addition to being smokin' hot. You're also right next door to the law school, and I have it on VERY good authority (I dated a 1L as a fourth year) that the women there are super attractive, very smart and generally pretty open to dating guys from outside the law school.

Of course, when the love bug bites you, you'll think your baby is the most gorgeous one in the world, so none of these comparisons really matter.
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Those of you that stated they are good looking, please post pictures for us to agree/disagree... :P

I'd like to ask the girls one question: does it matter to you that the BS guy you may have a crush on may be in debt for a ton of money? Or, do you look into perspective? I mean, not all of us were making 6 figures + for years before heading into BS.
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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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bostonsparky wrote:
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.

Originally posted by alpha56789 on 29 Mar 2010, 09:35.
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Undergrads... I get older, they stay the same age :twisted:



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LOL can I just say that this thread is pure, unadulterated awesomeness! Thanks for helping me get through three hours of non-work as I sit in my office during the holidays.

After months of reading the (justifiably) PC posts in the other forums, reading the ones here feels like a can of Natty Ice and White Castle after a diet of quinoa, kale and kombucha tea. mm mmm

May all you young grasshoppers find yo baby mama at bizniz school!
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This thread is hilarious, and I second Sheva's comment. Since most top b-schools are about 70% male, I'd be interested to see some comments on the male populations across schools.


I have visited Berkeley, Stanford, Yale, and Northwestern, so I can speak to them.

Stanford=hot. The most gorgeous guy from my undergrad ended up there. I think the interviewer's rating scale just asks about attractiveness because it's California dreamin' every day.

Kellogg. I thought the girls here were really pretty, and the guys were just ok.

Yale had hot international guys and so-so American guys. I might just have a thing for internationals though....hmmm. Overall though, Yale draws a dorky and mousy type of girl and a jew-fro kind of boy. Not exactly my type for dating, but that's why I'm probably attending Yale (and dragging the boyfriend with me). Hmmm, not that there are many gay people at a school of only 500 people...

Berkeley: the guys here were good looking, not as attractive as Stanford's, but totally worth a second look, or even a second date!

On a side note I visited Harvard as an undergrad, and even if they're hot, they're so into themselves that they're already in relationships...with themselves. Hey, wait, my boyfriend went to Harvard...ugh, I hate this world and its evil irony!
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7. Johnson: Ithaca, what can I say? I think I saw about 4-5 women here, and 3 of them weren't bad. I guess that's a good percentage then?



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Any opinions on the quality of the men at Booth, Sloan, and Tepper? Specifically, the availability of brilliant, cerebral men who also have a personality?

I could say I know of at least one at Sloan, but I suppose that'd be a little arrogant. :lol:
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Ivan91 wrote:
Why do you think MBA/Law school would not add value to a girls` dating ... potential (? correct word ? )

I would love to date a successful and independent girl, knowing that she is with me because she likes ME, and not because of the fact that I would guarantee her a financial stability. I am sure many guys think the same way.


However, many men find intelligent, qualified women to be intimidating.


THIS. I mean of course this isn't every guy, but I think a lot of guys say they want an intelligent and successful woman, but then later get intimidated or uncomfortable with the idea that a woman may be more intelligent or successful then them. Pretty much they want a girl that went to college and has a good job. I think instinctually many men want to feel like the protector and provider. Which I actually don't mind at all and like. But I also realize that my graduate degree(s) can be a turn off.

Also, I feel like we aren't giving men enough credit. Of course, men look at looks and that's where initial attraction begins. But for long-term dating and marriage, even guys are looking for something beyond looks. If that was the case, no pretty girl would ever get dumped and we'd all be married!
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LOL. If your grandma says you are handsome I'm sure you have many marriage opportunities both inside and outside of MBA schools.
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Your odds would be best if you got into Duke. The Fuqua Foxes are by far the best looking women at any top b-schools that I've visited. They also know how to party, meaning that they will...I think I've made my point.

PS The law school is right next door, which is another gold mine of its own.
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Your odds would be best if you got into Duke. The Fuqua Foxes are by far the best looking women at any top b-schools that I've visited. They also know how to party, meaning that they will...I think I've made my point.

PS The law school is right next door, which is another gold mine of its own.


Are you kidding? All I've heard is that attractive women are not Duke's strong suit in ANY discipline, especially not the law school. I have a female friend who graduated from Fuqua, and she does nothing to disprove this point.

No offense to any lurking "Fuqua Foxes" of course. I have never visited campus.

Originally posted by atlmba2009 on 04 Dec 2008, 14:32.
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