Many people venture to business school with the expectation that they will collide with the person who will become their life’s love partner.Forget it, says Megan Fischer, a first-year Harvard Business School student. But I bet you failed to consider one of the most important factors- where all the attractive singles are. For women, it's great due to the favorable gender ratio and the fact that they're surrounded by some of the most accomplished alpha men in their 20's.
They go out a lot, in the hope of meeting as many interesting people as possible, and who knows…As a strategy consultant, I was looking for ways to summarize dating life at HBS through some kind of framework, and I found I could categorize people’s dating mindset at HBS into four different groups: 1) The I-am-here-to-play-group.This group tends to be led by Europeans and (Latin-)Americans.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.So what the heck is it about this place that causes seemingly solid relationships to falter? Hooking up may be happening a plenty, but actual “dating” seems to be a pipe dream.” It hardly helps, she notes in an interview with Poets&Quants, that Harvard, with a class size of roughly 900 is pretty much a fishbowl. “Everybody knows everybody’s business so nothing can happen under the radar.