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Around the World to Find the Girl Next Door
Finding Love at HBS


If you check out the Monroe Street Journal website they have a section called "Michigan Match Makers" where they setup various business students with each other.

Some of the after action reports are pretty brutal. I mean, it's bad enough that people gossip about you but to actually have both parties give a blow by blow (no pun intended) account of how well (or more commonly, how poorly) the date went and then post it on the schools website is a little too much.

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So any advice for women? Are the good guys snapped up by the time classes start?


Define "good".
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This entire discussion is just down right hillarious thrown in everywhere all of it. I am damn sure, most single men, including me, have taken to pursuing this MBA thing, primarily to relive those wonderful experiences from the graduation days. Less to learn, and lots to hit-on!!!

May all the desperate souls genuinely seeking a beloved find one soon!!! Amen!!!
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futurestrategist wrote:

p.s. i always thought that the best way to get to the heart of any type-a gal is through her stomach :lol:


i'm female, and for me the food part is 100% true.
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MBA Prom -- Classy and cool or a return to high school?

I recently interacted with some non-MBAs and tried to explain the dating world, characteristic of Ross: "We're a close-knit group, so we don't want to reveal our relationships too soon… there's a lot of secret dating at first." Then I found myself gossiping about the secret dating to another MBA: "Yeah, did you see X and Y grinding on the dance floor after wine club? And I heard W and Z were getting it on." The non-MBA looked at me and shook his head, "Wow, sounds like high school again."

I was surprised at myself. What was it about the MBA program that made me act like I was in high school again? I know that b-school relationships are complex, influenced by the taboos we've carried from the working world and Ross's own rumor mill. But haven't we gotten past the high school insecurities of worrying what people think? Evidently not! I have two words for you - MBA prom. What could be more classic high school?

I remember my own high school prom experience. The bad date, the bad dancing, the limo, the corsage, the decorations… How cliché! Was the MBA prom going to be any different? Have we really regressed back to high school, or have we made progress since then? I reflected on the two proms and decided to engage in a thorough comparative analysis.

Regressing: Pre-prom primping
For the ladies, preparing for the prom is an all-day event. We have to buy a new dress, get our hair and makeup done, and get manicures and pedicures. We also have to shave our legs above the knee if we think we're going to get lucky. Guys jump in the shower, put on a tux, and are ready in 10 minutes. Yes, life's not fair, but this never changes.

Progressing: Flying solo
In high school, everyone had a date for prom. You found a date even if you had to go with your cousin (or possibly you chose this if you're from the Appalachian region). At MBA prom, it was socially acceptable to go stag. Not everyone understood this, however. When I told my mother that I did not have a date, she was ready to be sympathetic: "Oh, honey, I'm so sorry." No, Mom, I am not pathetic - just in business school.

Regressing: Hooking up (or lack thereof)
I had high expectations for the night of the MBA prom, but I was very disappointed in the lack of new hookups at the event. Even if I didn't get lucky, I was hoping for some juicy gossip! Well, maybe Spytek caught some news that I did not. The main problem was that if I saw a new cute guy, it turned out to be someone's date. (By the way, I apologize to the blonde woman in the green dress - my only excuse is that your date was "acting" very single.) This somehow reminded me of my high school prom where the only action I got was dancing with my date, arms-length apart.

Progressing: Alcohol
Wow, I wish we had a bar at my high school prom! It would have made my date cuter and that night a whole lot more interesting. Of course, many people probably consumed as much alcohol at MBA prom as they did in high school. Most impressive this weekend was those who pre-drank beforehand and ended up with chocolate fountain all over their tuxes.
MBA Prom turned out to be a fantastic event - I loved the new venue! It was a great night and it was fun to get dressed up again. Maybe it is okay to act like we're in high school again - as long as it's only for one night.

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To let this thread die would be a disjustice to all GMATclub members worldwide!

So, in thinking... best mba relationship? I got it.

2 consultants... why you may ask? Well, dual income (win-win), both traveling so neither gets the whole "you're never around" feeling, time apart = no "get out of my space" feeling Monday-Thursday, and most importantly... both back on the weekends which = win-win-win... win1 = can catch up and have same day off, win2 = dual income so do whatever-the-f-you-want, win3 = ... eh I'll leave win3 out.. but better said... absence makes the eh, heart, grow fonder :twisted:
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Does anyone know if Irishspring ever found his lady? This post started 4 years ago, so who thinks he is married and has kids?

I am going to say he is probably engaged currently, and did not meet his wife during his MBA.
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Highwyre, you still have time to apply! Yale R2 is due at 5pm et today and those essays are more like short answer questions! Just saying... :)

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The good looking ones. Besides, a 1 to 75 ratio is better than the ratio of women to men in my branch of service!


Not mine! haha and they were beautiful! Sucker!


This sums up it up for me:


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As a girl with a very long term bf, I'm accepting applications for me to be your wing woman. I have six years experience in the field and a long list of positive recommendations. (Just don't listen to my friend Matt. I saved him from himself and he just can't accept it.)

Though given the survival rates of LTRs in b-school I may be considering the talent by the end of the first Thanksgiving after all!

From my visits:
Stanford: Normal attractive. Very CA type. You know what I mean. Sandals. I mean sandals.
Berkeley: See above, but also the whole Berkeley vibe.
Wharton: It was cold and everyone was super bundled up. I don't remember anyone making much of an impression one way or another.
Kellogg: Relatively attractive, but I remember noticing the girls were attractive more than I do the guys.
Tuck: Decent. Fairly standard.
Darden: Gorgeous. Seriously. Both times I visited I remember thinking how oddly, incredibly attractive the dudes were. And the girls? Average. Which means our odds are fantastic. Yay women!
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Darden: Gorgeous. Seriously. Both times I visited I remember thinking how oddly, incredibly attractive the dudes were. And the girls? Average. Which means our odds are fantastic. Yay women!


So if your boyfriend was smart, he'd send a letter to the Darden adcom clarifying that your "work experience" is actually dealing crack outside the local 7-11 to get you a ding.
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Actually, he's starting at HBS in August, so I think he'll be fine either way.


Judging by this, he'll have a solid selection: http://www.harbus.org/2013/harvard-business-schools-most-eligible/
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Now that I've got a few school visits under my belt, I'll resurrect this post and contribute for the girls.

Duke: I was amazed at the pool of attractive guys at Duke. They far surpassed the other schools.
HBS: simply due to the sheer size of the program, the odds are in your favor for finding a few hot guys.
Stanford: Ehh, decent
Tuck: Great campus, but incredibly disappointing in the hottie department.
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Now that I've got a few school visits under my belt, I'll resurrect this post and contribute for the girls.

Duke: I was amazed at the pool of attractive guys at Duke. They far surpassed the other schools.
HBS: simply due to the sheer size of the program, the odds are in your favor for finding a few hot guys.
Stanford: Ehh, decent
Tuck: Great campus, but incredibly disappointing in the hottie department.


Ah, just found this thread and figured out why you picked HBS over Stanford! :love
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Haha, now I wish I'd stumbled upon this thread before I submitted. I may have changed a few of my choices.

Now, what sort of changes would you have made?
Ditching HBS for Duke ...
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Well, I probably wouldn't have gone for both Haas and GSB. I would've dropped Haas for a school in NY.
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This thread is great..I will be single when I go for my MBA and it's good to know how the programs rank on the hot-scale ;) I am wondering how many people are open to inter-racial relationships/hook ups. Which schools would be the most liberal in that sense?
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While I generally agree, I would say that Haas and GSB aren't going to be great for inter-racial relationships. This is coming from an educated SINGLE bi-racial lady that lives in the Bay Area. We're definitely more progressive in thought, but when it comes to dating there are definitely certain races that each "male race group" goes for in the Bay Area. This certainly doesn't apply to all, but is the majority.

Though you would know better, I'd like to add that what you might have witnessed is the attitude of residents in the region. But you're yet to witness attitude of students of the said schools. These schools have a very high number of international students and students from other regions of US. They might yet be more open towards accepting a partner of a different ethnicity.
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That's a bit disappointing..HAAS is one of the schools I am applying to. I am a south asian female so that makes it even trickier :/ I can't be single during the mba though and don't want to be limited to only south asian guys. I guess this is over-thinking the whole thing. But I would not be too happy a single girl.


Oh I didn't want to make someone second guess their school choice!! I definitely think girls have the advantage in business schools, because there are so few of us, and I'd be ecstatic to go to Haas. While I've personally experienced many people that did graduate from both of those schools, it isn't everyone. Even I have hope that I'll find someone. I just found that places like NYC and Philadelphia were more open to inter-racial dating of all races. The problems I've faced here as a single half black/half white girl are things that wouldn't have been an issue for me when I was at school on the east coast. I don't think it means people are close-minded or bigoted at all. I just think people have pre-concieved ideas of what they think is attractive. Which isn't a problem I thought I'd face in such a liberal area as San Francisco.

Additionally, without getting too awkward, I don't think any Asian girls have anything to worry about.
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Hands down, very useful and interesting thread. I would like to add my 2 cents here, based on my experience and observation :)

I am an European (Caucasian) guy, who did his undergrad in West Europe and also did a study abroad semester in the US. What I noticed is:

*Guys generally, very few exceptions, don`t really care about the race of the girl. What is the most important thing is looks. Guys like attractive girls and diversity makes it even better :)

* Caucasian girls have strong preference towards North American and European guys. Rarely had I seen white (and attractive girl ) with a black guy. Never had I seen white girl with an asian guy.

* Looks play an extremely important part (especially in Europe). I cannot really say which gender tends to be more selective in terms of looks, but this tendency was more evident in Europe. Perhaps because ,generally speaking, people in Europe tend to care more about their appearance and , on average, both males and females look attractive, wearing the latest clothes, parfumes and so on..

* People in Europe tend to be much more conservative and prejudiced. A guy I met in Belgium told me that his grandather had told him he would leave him without inheritance unless he brings home a white (preferably blond) wife. I think in this regard people in Europe are at the level at which the ones in the US were in the 1970s.

* This is based strictly on one conversation with a Japanese girl. She told me that when dating, girls tend to think very long term and she would not, personally, date a guy from a country, in which she cannot envision herself living.
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