I’ve gamely eaten vegan Mexican food, a cuisine that would suffer an existential crisis anywhere outside of San Francisco.
None of those were as jarring as having a potential first-meet flirt pivot into a PR pitch.
It sits at an intersection of entrepreneurial hubris and Ivy League self-mythology.Exchanging business cards is as rote as exchanging pleasantries.What I had hoped would be a flirtatious conversation quickly became an elevator pitch about her investment bank’s philanthropic efforts in Latin America.I’ve always been willing to go beyond my comfort zone in dating.Csomó klassz újdonsággal készülünk, szeretettel várunk mindenkit!
It was when she asked for my business card that I knew we’d never fall in love.The two events I attended were near max capacity, a testament to Meric and Triebel’s deft word-of-mouth marketing.(To date, Ivy Connect says they haven’t spent a dollar on paid advertising.Every variety of relationship — romantic, platonic, friendly or otherwise — begins or often ends with this transaction.For Ivy Connecters, trading business cards a form of flirting. My alma mater is large, public and part of the Big Ten.While Chicago felt too cozy, New York felt too uncaring. An organized, offline social network seemed ideal for people like me, even if this particular network wasn’t a natural match.