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Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Raise Your Glass – Let’s Make a Toast

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

In order to begin the next chapter of my life, I need to conclude this current chapter. Never before have I been so excited to work. I realize this sounds completely insane. Who is excited about working? This girl! I’ve been planning my career switch into alcohol marketing for several years and I’m thrilled to get paid to do something I am genuinely passionate about. I do realize that there will be ups and downs with this new career, like any, though the ratio will be much more favorable than my five years in investment banking.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Relationship Status: TBD

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

This is a time for reflection. It feels as if I only got to Stern and now I’m almost out the door. It is a surreal feeling to know that the culmination of two years is imminent. Even though I’ve filed for graduation, reserved a cap and gown and picked up my tickets, I’ve largely been in a state of denial. It really hit me though when I received my latest email about Senior Week events. I was relieved to see we would have one final Boat Cruise. It does seem quite poetic that our experience at Stern has been bookended by such a metaphorical event.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Ladies Night

Oh Yes It’s Ladies Night, and the Feeling’s Right

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

Dating is many things. Lately, it has been incredibly exhausting. As I shared in my last article, I had high hopes for a potential match. As we’ve all experienced at some time or another, sometimes grand expectations can quickly transform into grand disappointments. Today’s paramour is tomorrow’s Fader.

In attempting to prevent myself from becoming a bitter dater, I’ve pumped the breaks on online dating…at least for now. I know that when I am obsessively checking OkCupid for new users, I need to put my phone done and take a break.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Giving the Slow Fade the Middle Finger

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

Poker Face…Isn’t that a Lady Gaga Song?

I’m a transparent person and couldn’t play poker worth a damn. Since I wear my heart on my sleeve, it can get smacked around in the dating process. My heart’s most recent causality involved a “great on paper” guy that I met on OKCupid. He far exceeded all the qualities I look for in man. It is a short list (five items) but it prevents me from going on dates with people that aren’t a match – why waste my or his time? 1. Chemistry? Off the charts.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates Dating // There’s An App For That

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

I first entered the world of online dating as a nineteen year old. Ten years ago, online dating was highly stigmatized and seen as a cry for help. I am proud to call myself an early adopter. I’ve been a member of at three separate ages (19, ~25, and ~28). The online dating landscape has changed significantly over the past decade. More players are moving into mobile app platforms. We do everything else on the move, so why not find your next date that way as well? I’d like to share with you my perspective on several different services.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Broken Hearts and Bar Crawls

Liz Batsche, Full-Time MBA Class of 2014

Freedom of Speech guarantees you the right to say whatever you want. It does not, however, guarantee that there will be no consequences. My last article ended up being polarizing between single and coupled readers a like. I am pleased that people reached out to me with opinions for two reasons. Firstly, it shows me that you read that article (yay!). Secondly, and more importantly, it shows me that I am writing about topics that matter. I do not write the articles with the hope that you will agree with my opinions. If anything, I write them with the hope that it will start a dialogue or at least cause one to consider reexamining existing perceptions.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Is Settling for Ok…OK?

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

Blame it on movies, music and television. As far as I can remember, I’ve been sold the idea that I’m going to meet someone and be swept off my feet into a world of bliss. I won’t be able to contain the butterflies and I will be overwhelmed with feelings of happiness. Even Carrie ends up with Big in the end! Over the course of the holidays, many of my close friends have experienced significant milestones in their relationships. My Facebook News Feed was in overdrive with the news of Engagements, Marriages and Pregnancies. In comparison, my success in romantic relationships has been questionable.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Vegas Baby

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

I made a great decision recently: going to Las Vegas with the Stern Adventures Club. Although I had visited Sin City previously, I knew this trip would be different. My first visit, a surprise 30th birthday for my brother with my parents included in the festivities, was fairly tame. I did live on the edge a bit; I took my brother to see PEEPSHOW with Holly Madison. While it was fun, it was also incredibly awkward at times. I guess I did not fully think out seeing a nude show with my brother. Oops. My next visit was with a large group of Sternies this past May.…

Personalitini: What is the Deal with Deal Breakers?

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

Picking the right mix of traits in a potential partner is challenging. It is *almost* as difficult as picking an exciting course load at Stern without several night classes. Interestingly enough, both of these scenarios include compromise. The SGov survey explored many of these dilemmas but not with sexy alternatives. It seems often in these scenarios that there are extremes. Would you prefer a 9am class or a 6pm class? What happened to the middle of the day? My experience in online dating has largely encompassed these extremes. A date is either incredible or awful.…

Personalitini: Tales of Drinks and Dates / Bad Date Prevention

Liz Batsche, MBA Class of 2014

After a recent string of bad first dates, I’ve rethought how I’m approaching them. Is meeting in a potentially crowded bar the best strategy? Given the format of meeting for drinks, many of my dates turn into interviews or confessionals (fun story coming up!) The venue that you are in doesn’t give you or your date much inspiration. If you do not have natural chemistry, how do you deal with the potential awkwardness? You likely know some basic information about your date ahead of the meeting. Online dating profiles, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Searches can answer many questions you may already have ahead of your date.…

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