Just like designer gear, Ivy Leaguers demand a certain finesse and refinement, mixed in with cool factor for good measure. After this, they spent all of college surrounded by chicks who had spent their own high school years studying, instead of developing personalities. For the love of God, do NOT act as if they are the next leaders of the Free World, which is what they have been told by their parents and teachers for the past 20+ years. Don’t make yourself a charity case, just wake him up a bit. At that moment, I realized that I would have to protect him if shit went down, which felt weird. There has to be one thing you are much better at than him (besides those street fights). By the time they finally emerge from this brainiac oasis, they tend to appreciate a bit of street zest and a great sense of humor… In truth, they are just one in a sea of Ivy League graduates, available on Bumble at a dime a dozen (If you haven’t downloaded this thing, stop whatever you’re doing and get on it! Warning: this only works for the kids who were born with silver spoons in their mouths, leaving them forever questioning whether they have any organic survival skills to rely on. Having spent most of his youth in the library, he’s probably scared of a street fight. Personally, I am riding the “I have a French Master’s and speak three languages” pony to my grave. Beri Meric & Philipp Triebel, both former investment bankers (which also explains a lot), have thrown themselves into the business of Your Sad Pathetic Love Life with a blessed fervor characteristic of coked-up, laid-off wheeler-dealer types.Their big sell is to help you have the social life you never had because you were too busy being an Ivy Leaguer: We developed our idea for Ivy Date based on the fact that exceptional singles often sacrifice romance for their careers and community.So we set out to create a simple, easy-to-use, members-only platform that makes outstanding romantic connections a reality for highly driven men and women who value intellectual curiosity, love of learning, drive, and determination.Meric, Treibel and their dedicated team of Harvard-grad lackeys do all the work for their clients: there are no databases to peruse, no sketchy emails from [email protected] Nathan
Ivy Date was founded by two graduates of Harvard Business School, which–given that school’s sheer abundance of white-collared yuppies with 0 glasses and ,000 laptops and ten cents of common sense and zero percent compounded interest in the sex department–frankly surprises no one.
Ivy League guys are like Céline prêt-à-porter: you don’t know how great it is until you try it, after which it becomes next to impossible to go back to high-street basics. Social malfunction aside, these are still extremely smart people who are usually surrounded by other extremely smart people. Instead of feeling inadequate, give him a swift, real-life kick in the ass. You must have outfits that work for occasions that most people only see on TV, such as benefits, silent auctions, pony races and all that other very productive stuff.
After dating a well-educated man this past summer, I discovered the beauty of conversations that reach further than the latest Supreme collaboration (the hipster equivalent of football) and have been hooked ever since. Keep in mind, these guys spent their high school years studying, instead of developing personalities. -inspired “I grew up in the slums fending for ten siblings” stuff is ideal, but if you don’t have a bio to back it up, “I had to work two jobs through college and am now paying off my loans” isn’t bad either. Be careful, though, as I once had a lawyer with a double BAR almost pee in his pants when some street kids started picking at us by Les Halles (the Parisian equivalent of Alphabet City). Luckily, there is always Zara, or the brilliant Russian buy & return method!
Intellectual conversations will inevitably come up and you will need to add in your astute two cents, particularly in front of his family and friends. ) “I don’t feel connected to the American system because I lived half of my life in Russia and Europe” sounds far more acceptable. Because, trust me, when shit hits the fan, he will throw that academic disparity in your face. Well, that’s his chill spot, so be ready to stock up on kitten heels and not in the ironic street style way.
I recently made the mistake of telling a Columbia graduate I’m occasionally seeing that I don’t vote. According to my know-it-all niece (is there anything more annoying than prep school seniors?Instead the folks at Ivy Date spend hours mysteriously matching up “likeminded (sic) individuals” in dark smoky rooms behind closed doors in the dead of night at the top of the Tower of London. The site, which is based in New York, London and Boston, has expanded its list of qualifying schools to include MIT, Stanford, Oxford, Cambridge, and the London School of Economics.