Profit squeezes, position limits, extension swaps, rollovers, interlocking directorates—horizontal mergers, for heaven’s sake. Factor in a tight-knit cadre of ambitious, successful people in the prime of life, a pressure-cooker environment, and enough recruiter-sponsored cocktails to irrigate the Gobi Desert, and nature is bound to take its course. Unless you’re pretty permanently attached (by, say, a ring) to your pre-B-school honey, there’s a good chance you’ll break up a few months into your first term.We can’t guarantee you’ll find true love, but based on extensive conversations with MBAs who’ve been there and, er, done that, we can make a few confident predictions about the dating scene you’ll face as a B-school student. “We called Thanksgiving of first year Black Thursday,” says Tracy Lawrence, 29, who graduated from Harvard Business School in 1999.“I’d repeat over and over again in my head, ‘Try to have fun.’ “ Julie Karickhoff, 26, a Georgetown second-year, also bid adieu to a beau five months into her first year.“He thought I studied too hard, that I was being a nerd and overdoing it,” she says.I had a smile on my face as I departed Tealuxe in Harvard Square. on October 26 last year, and I considered the date a success. It's a bit like window shopping in that we look, we open a few doors, and maybe even peruse in more depth.And like in shopping, with a practiced eye, one can rapidly size things up.My ability was doubly efficient as I could not only tell you your height, weight, shoe size, sleeve length, neck size, and more, I also knew how it varied across brands.
There will be mistakes made, trades, roster cuts, and star performances from the players you least expected.Christine, 30, a second-year at Wake Forest’s Babcock School, managed to hold out until February of her first year before she broke things off with her boyfriend of almost three years—but an end at some point seemed inevitable.“Whenever I’d visit him, I’d have to concentrate really hard to forget about deadlines and assignments,” she says.25 people have matched already on the platform – or, using Dating Hub’s lingo, “25 future business leaders already found someone”.I met the programmer who created Dating Hub– Asaf Lifshitz – for an ‘exclusive interview’.Dating Hub, aka Tinder for HBS EC’s, was a success.