Here are some ideas from my limited experience to help you meet, seduce, and hopefully-not-but-maybe-because-people-sometimes-grow-apart-and-that's-just-a-fact-of-life-okay? dump that special someone. Some people will carry out entire relationships over the course of doing problem sets together. That's cool, but for the adventurous type, here are additional suggestions:

**Meet and greet -- spots on campus**

18.03 recitation (but don't date your TA until after grades are in)

Barker Reading Room

Campus Preview Weekend

Career Fair -- alums come back and recruit for their employers; everyone looks better with a reversed brass rat and ironed shirt

Killian Court

Lecture Series Committee

MIT Museum -- what's more romantic than holography and free entry with MIT ID?

Music practice rooms -- serenade your special someone in a locking (!) piano room

Steam Cafe -- no, it's not a sauna or spa

TechShuttle/SafeRide

Z Center -- the only place in the winter where I've consistently found skimpily dressed people; if you know of others, do share

**Let's take this slow -- first date places**

Athena cluster -- teach him/her about George Washington

Chilli Duck -- "if it's not working at Chilli Duck, it's not going to work" says Sam '07

Club Passim -- live music

Grendel's Den -- the turkey & havarti sandwich just might change your life

Middle East Restaurant & Club

Senior Ball -- pop quiz: which blogger inspired this one?

Star Market -- if you can't grocery shop with this person, you probably shouldn't marry him/her... and that is exactly what you should be thinking about on your first date

Toscanini's -- because I have a free ice cream coupon that I need to use soon

**Out in Boston**

Bank of America Pavillion -- I have been here exactly twice, junior year for a Clay Aiken concert and last Friday for a Keane concert; I am still deciding which rocked the house more

Black Ink in Beacon Hill -- where we found greeting card gems like this and this

Boston Common & Public Gardens

Boston Public Library

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Red Sox game

Mapparium at the Mary Baker Eddy Library

Mike's Pastry in the North End

Museum of Fine Arts

Wang Center -- I took someone here to see Jon Stewart perform, and I have yet to top it

**Yum yum -- romantic dining**

Aujourd'hui -- at the top of my list (and not just because it's alphabetical)

Enormous Room -- small platters, lounge atmosphere

Flour bakery -- high quality pastries, sandwiches are good too

L'Espalier -- French food, wine Mondays & cheese Tuesdays

Lala Rokh -- Persian food in Beacon Hill

Meritage -- amazing seafood, views of the harbor

Teuscher -- chocolates on Newbury

Top of the Hub -- views of Cambridge and Boston (food is okay)

Tangierino -- yes, hookah bar and belly dancer too

**Go the distance -- far, but worth the trip**

Apple picking in Nashoba

Ben & Jerry's factory in Vermont -- the Cabot factory has unlimited cheese samples, but Ben & Jerry's is easier to get to

Cape Cod -- or so I hear, I've never been; ask me in a week =)

Coolidge Corner Theater -- "the Boston area's only non-profit independent movie house"

Franklin Park Zoo

MIT Outing Club Cabin

New York City

**It's not you, it's me -- best places to break up**

Commencement -- if not now, then when?

Duck Tour -- all that quacking will drown out the sobs

Front desk of your dorm -- it's not so hard to find the way out from here

Park Street subway stop -- at the crossroads of the red line, the green line, and your future together

The Tech -- pop quiz: who did this? and are they back together? and if so, WHY???

TechTV video

(Of course, you can do many of these things by yourself, with friends, or with family)

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Posted by: yg'11 on May 29, 2007

Lovely post.

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I mean, Adam proposed in Killian in front of an Asian tour group (very stereotypically MIT), and I know you had that friend who proposed in Lobby 7. There have to be some more good proposal places.

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But seriously, all chocolate lovers must go to Teuscher. I still have a couple of bars left in my fridge.

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I’ve been trying for the past 5 hours, to access a post on one of the blogs by either Sam or Bryan (not Nance). I can’t remember exactly who posted it and the date of post. But the topic is one the number 1024, the power of 2, how to know an MIT or the formula to gain admission into MIT.

I was so busy thinking about how to prove it that I forgot to take note of whose blog it was, and the date of post. I do know however that it was posted long ago. Now, I’ve got the proofs and I need to refer to it.

Posted by: Omorx on May 30, 2007

Omorx, It was Sam's entry, here: http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/life/student_life_culture/power_of_suggestion.shtml

Posted by: Mitra on May 30, 2007

You were so fast in getting it.

That is the power of MIT.

Posted by: Omorx on May 30, 2007

This is what puzzled me two days ago as I thought hard about it, after reading it from Sam’s blog. Although I was quick to recognize that it is really, but as a mathematician and a scientist, I need not believe things simply because somebody else said it no matter how noble or reputable the person is. (Remember what happened during Galiloe days when he said the world was flat and people believed him.) So I took it upon myself to prove that MIT is really a power of 2.

After 2 days, I was able to do it. And just 2 hours ago I started typing it. In the next 2 minutes, I would be 2ru with it and post it just 2 seconds to my alarm clock that is set to ring at 2. I’m beginning to write like Jess Kim.

http://www.mitadmissions.org/topics/life/student_life_culture/power_of_suggestion.shtml

Proof 1: The “Comparison” proof

Let the word

MASSACHUSETTS which is 13 Letters = x;

INSTITUTE which is 9 Letters = y;

TECHNOLOGY which is 10 Letters = z

But MIT stands for the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

And

M is the 13th letter of the alphabet

I is the 9th letter of the alphabet

And

T is the 20th letter of the alphabet.

The fact that Massachusetts Institute of Technology stands for MIT means

x * y * z = MIT

i.e.

(13letters) * (9 letters) * (10 letters) = 13th * 9th * 20th

Introducing P as the power to be determined,

(13letters) * (9 letters) * (10 letters)* P = 13th * 9th * 20th

Which means:

(13*9*10)letters *P = (13*9*20)th

P = 13*9*20(th)

13*9*10(letters)

P = 2 (th/letters)

Hence, MIT is the Power of 2.

Where th/letters is a constant or an SI unit to be named after..who?? no not Omorx. (It can’t be me). Sam of-course. It’s been his dream. His ultimate life goal.

“My ultimate life goal is to have an SI unit of measurement named after me.” That’s his words pulled out from his blog.

Proof 2: Add first proof

The word

MASSACHUSETTS has 13 Letters. So M = 13;

INSTITUTE has 9 Letters so I = 9; and

TECHNOLOGY has10 Letters, so T = 10

If

MIT = MvI*T

13v9*T

= 22 * T

= 22*10

If MIT should be a power of 2 and 1024 is a power of 2,

Then MIT should be = 1024 in someway which we should determine

So,

22*10 = 10*24

22*10(vP) = 10*24 (where P is the Power to be determine)

22vP = 10*24

10

22vP = 24

P = 24 – 22

= 2

Hence, MIT is the Power of 2

Assumptionis:

1.The operator v is +ve sign

2. 1024 agrees to be permuted only as 10*24 and not 10*2*4 for example.

Proof 3: Subtract first proof

The word

MASSACHUSETTS has 13 Letters. So M = 13;

INSTITUTE has 9 Letters so I = 9;

TECHNOLOGY has10 Letters, so T = 10

If

MIT = M^I*T

13^9*T

= 4 * T

= 22*10

If MIT should be a power of 2 and 1024 is a power of 2,

Then MIT should be = 1024 in someway which we should determine

So,

4*10 = 10*24

4*10*P = 10*24 (where P is the Power to be determine)

P = 10*2*4

4*10

P = 2 (since 10 up cancels 10 down and 4 up cancels 4 down)

This is if we assume that 1024 is permuted only as 10*2*4

If we decide to permute 1024 as 10*24,

Then

4*10*p = 10*24

i.e.

P = 10 * 24

4*10

P = 6

And since MIT is 3 letters,

6/3 = 2

So, MIT is a power of 2 in both instances

Assumptions:

1.The operator ^ is -ve

2. 1024 agrees to be permuted only as both 10*24 and 10*2*4 only.

Proof No 4: Logical Proof

3 proofs above have shown that MIT is the power of 2. Since MIT is 3 letters making 3 words of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and 3 proofs show that MIT is a power of 2, then MIT is really a power of 2.

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PS This post was incredibly amusing. Thanks for your insight! (I disagree with the Red Sox suggestion, btw...lol )

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Posted by: Muhammad Asim Shehzad on June 1, 2007

The power proof is really great- keep that work going. Truely nice blog. Good luck. MIT is truely a great institution and its students are truely one of the best indeed.

Posted by: 0 on June 1, 2007

The power proof is really great- keep that work going. Truely nice blog. Good luck. MIT is truely a great institution and its students are truely one of the best indeed.

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