In celebration of today’s “holiday,” I decided it would make sense to provide you with a few thoughts on dating at MIT.
I make no allegations of the sort that I’m an expert on the issue by any stretch of the imagination, but for those of you interested, here’s my take on the lay of the land. (But I am good with pick-up lines)
I’ll flashback to the conversation I had with my grandpa before I left for MIT:
Gramps: “Now don’t be a hermit.”
Me: “I won’t.”
Gramps: “I don’t want any great-grandchildren…yet.”
When I came to MIT, I was somewhat afraid of what relationships would be like seeing that I expected to be studying a lot of the time. Would we have study dates in the library? Would we send each other love notes on the reverse side of returned problem sets? Cue unnecessary worrying.
MIT is full of relationships, people who’ve been dating for days, weeks, years. Some homegrown MIT relationships, some long distance, some within the Boston city limits. In a town where there are so many college students, it’s not hard to meet new people.
With dating and the like, I don’t think there’s really much science behind it at all. I just think this isn’t one of the things there’s a formula for.
Although, here are a few amusing ones, try to identify what they are.
r = 2a(1 + cos(theta))
C7 H8 N4 O2 (sorry, I can’t get subscripts to work)
Well, I’m off to class where one or two of them will surely be paused for a serenade by the Logs of the Muses, but I’m sure to think of something I missed in this entry throughout the day, so I’ll probably be adding to this entry later on.
Happy Valentine’s Day or for those of you celebrating the other holiday, Happy Single-ness Appreciation Day!