One of the well-known downsides of pursuing an MBA is the dent it puts in one’s social life. During the program, students are often too absorbed in case studies and clubs to date, and after graduation begins either a hectic career or a frantic job hunt. Although business schools are not exactly bustling with romantic opportunities, it seems as though love is lost in post-graduate life as well: a recent Harvard MBA graduate is offering a $10K reward for the lucky individual who introduces him to his next girlfriend.
Ren You, who graduated from Harvard Business School (HBS) last year, has set up a Web site for his quest—aptly titled “Date Ren.” On his site, You says he moved to Birmingham, Alabama, after graduating from HBS and notes that while some might see his quest as odd, “if you work 12 hours/day, how would you want to spend the few waking hours you have left? Probably not standing around in a bar with your fingers crossed. This is way more fun for me.” Of course, in true MBA fashion, the deal has its conditions: the girlfriend must date You for more than six months before the cupid sees any cash.