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Re: In at Harvard

Postby LinzerTorte » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:10 pm

onebiglie wrote:
northwood wrote:
onebiglie wrote:has anyone else used their JR2 voicemail to pick up chicks/dudes/whatever at a bar? :D



wonder what you are tying to compensate for?


It's not a matter of compensation. I could pick up women without ever mentioning my future plans. but when you're going after the creme de la creme, you sometimes need to lay all the cards out on the table. Trust me, girls find it very impressive.


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Re: In at Harvard

Postby onebiglie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:37 pm

arism87 wrote:
onebiglie wrote:
northwood wrote:
onebiglie wrote:has anyone else used their JR2 voicemail to pick up chicks/dudes/whatever at a bar? :D



wonder what you are tying to compensate for?


It's not a matter of compensation. I could pick up women without ever mentioning my future plans. but when you're going after the creme de la creme, you sometimes need to lay all the cards out on the table. Trust me, girls find it very impressive.


Ew. Ewewew. I feel sorry for the guy that tries this on me.

I must not be the creme de la creme.


come on guys. i can't be the only one here who engages in anonymous drunken sex on a weekly basis. of course i would never brag about my academic credentials if i was looking for something serious...but for casual hookups, it really expedites the process. it goes something like this:

me: "hey, will you do a shot with me. I just got in to HLS and I'm so excited!"
her: "for real? you're bullshitting me!"*
me: "no im not you can listen to this voicemail if you want to.."
her: "wow, that's soooo awesome. you must be soooo smart."
me: "meh. im not sure if im going to go there, though. i was thinking about going to med school instead."
her: "woow.."
me: "hey, it's kind of loud in here, want to go somewhere a little quieter so we can talk..... say...my place?"
her: "ok."

in bed in 15 minutes. :D

* alternatively:
her: what's Harvard law school?
me: that's where obama went.
her: oooh..wooow...

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:50 pm

LinzerTorte wrote:
onebiglie wrote:
northwood wrote:
wonder what you are tying to compensate for?


It's not a matter of compensation. I could pick up women without ever mentioning my future plans. but when you're going after the creme de la creme, you sometimes need to lay all the cards out on the table. Trust me, girls find it very impressive.


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LOL.. not sure if he is trolling or not but I will say that he is absolutely correct in that, in my (accidental) experience, there is a large subset of girls that this works on. Not saying that it makes a previously repulsive guy suddenly desired by every girl in sight but it definitely can take you from "maybe" to "yes" or at least get you an attentive conversation where you couldn't get it before.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby arism87 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:54 pm

I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby LinzerTorte » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:54 pm

tkgrrett wrote:
LinzerTorte wrote:
onebiglie wrote:
northwood wrote:
wonder what you are tying to compensate for?


It's not a matter of compensation. I could pick up women without ever mentioning my future plans. but when you're going after the creme de la creme, you sometimes need to lay all the cards out on the table. Trust me, girls find it very impressive.


Image


LOL.. not sure if he is trolling or not but I will say that he is absolutely correct in that, in my (accidental) experience, there is a large subset of girls that this works on. Not saying that it makes a previously repulsive guy suddenly desired by every girl in sight but it definitely can take you from "maybe" to "yes" or at least get you an attentive conversation where you couldn't get it before.


All this is certainly true, I just like to post versions of that pic when there is the barest suspicion of trolling.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Bildungsroman » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 pm

Why the hell would women be impressed by someone getting into law school? Is the prospect of being tied to a debt peon for 25 years really that attractive?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby arism87 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:17 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Why the hell would women be impressed by someone getting into law school? Is the prospect of being tied to a debt peon for 25 years really that attractive?


Well presumably you are intelligent by at least a few measures to be admitted to Harvard, and I'm into intelligence

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby onebiglie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:35 pm

arism87 wrote:I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.


i find that having the voicemail available is definitely a bonus. girls are used to hearing guys make up stupid bullshit to try to impress them. if you have easily accessible proof that takes less than a minute to pull out, that helps. if she believes me the first time, then im not going to play the voicemail that'd just be dumb. just if she asks for proof.

and i dont think mentioning that you're out to celebrate some good news you got about law school is any more unnatural than any other way you might have of initiating a conversation with a stranger at a bar

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby arism87 » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:38 pm

onebiglie wrote:
arism87 wrote:I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.


i find that having the voicemail available is definitely a bonus. girls are used to hearing guys make up stupid bullshit to try to impress them. if you have easily accessible proof that takes less than a minute to pull out, that helps. if she believes me the first time, then im not going to play the voicemail that'd just be dumb. just if she asks for proof.

and i dont think mentioning that you're out to celebrate some good news you got about law school is any more unnatural than any other way you might have of initiating a conversation with a stranger at a bar


Shrug. I'm sticking with my opinion, but we girls aren't all the same- good luck! lol

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby onebiglie » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:49 pm

arism87 wrote:
onebiglie wrote:
arism87 wrote:I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.


i find that having the voicemail available is definitely a bonus. girls are used to hearing guys make up stupid bullshit to try to impress them. if you have easily accessible proof that takes less than a minute to pull out, that helps. if she believes me the first time, then im not going to play the voicemail that'd just be dumb. just if she asks for proof.

and i dont think mentioning that you're out to celebrate some good news you got about law school is any more unnatural than any other way you might have of initiating a conversation with a stranger at a bar


Shrug. I'm sticking with my opinion, but we girls aren't all the same- good luck! lol


lol. well do you have any recommendations for alternate approaches that might be more effective on girls like you? im always in the market for this sort of information

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby rundoxierun » Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:38 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:Why the hell would women be impressed by someone getting into law school? Is the prospect of being tied to a debt peon for 25 years really that attractive?


but.. but.. but.. its Hahhhvahhdd. Its like going after the incoming star recruit in sports. Sure there is a pretty good chance he is a bust in 3 years but there is also a decent chance he doesnt.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby shoop » Tue Feb 08, 2011 2:48 pm

Can anyone confirm/deny what I read in a thread from last year about JR2s only coming on Mondays? LSN kinda seems to corroborate this. If true, I could a) calm the fuck down and not think about HLS again until next Monday or b) worry myself sick for the next 5 days about why I wasn't one of those who got the JR2 the Monday right after the JR1. Thoughts?

Posting here and not in HLS 2011 Applicants because some of those people have a heart attack every time the thread bumps and it's not "real news."

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby juliachild-ish » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:10 pm

shoop wrote:Can anyone confirm/deny what I read in a thread from last year about JR2s only coming on Mondays? LSN kinda seems to corroborate this. If true, I could a) calm the fuck down and not think about HLS again until next Monday or b) worry myself sick for the next 5 days about why I wasn't one of those who got the JR2 the Monday right after the JR1. Thoughts?

Posting here and not in HLS 2011 Applicants because some of those people have a heart attack every time the thread bumps and it's not "real news."


I don't recall anyone this cycle getting a JR2 on a day other than Monday...or maybe there was an international person who got one on a different day, can't remember. But basically, I read enough through last year's thread after my JR1 to decide that Mondays are by far the most likely day to get a JR2. And then I freaked out when I didn't get one the Monday after my JR1...and got one the following Monday (yesterday)! So don't lose hope yet. But maybe don't be quite as obsessive about checking your phone the other six days of the week. And then if it comes on a different day, it'll be a great surprise!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby 1001ArabiaNights » Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:21 pm

onebiglie wrote:
arism87 wrote:I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.


i find that having the voicemail available is definitely a bonus. girls are used to hearing guys make up stupid bullshit to try to impress them. if you have easily accessible proof that takes less than a minute to pull out, that helps. if she believes me the first time, then im not going to play the voicemail that'd just be dumb. just if she asks for proof.

and i dont think mentioning that you're out to celebrate some good news you got about law school is any more unnatural than any other way you might have of initiating a conversation with a stranger at a bar



Trying to think the stratagem through:

[After some initial conversation]

Girl: so what do you do?
Guy: I work at/attend [FIRM/SCHOOL name] but am leaving for law school next year
Girl: oh yeah? where at?
Guy: Oh, I'm not sure yet, I'm still waiting to hear back from places.
Friend/wingman: Dude, just go to HLS!
Girl: You got into HLS?

[This way you can name drop while appearing humble]

PS: While I think this is a distinctly douchy thing to do, I don't sympathize at all with clueless victims.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby HNSA15 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:48 pm

hey guys, congrats to all the admits!

How long after JR1 did you all receive your JR2?

Thanks!

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby 1001ArabiaNights » Tue Feb 08, 2011 6:56 pm

HNSA15 wrote:hey guys, congrats to all the admits!

How long after JR1 did you all receive your JR2?

Thanks!


JR 1: Wed Jan 19
JR 2: Mon Jan 24

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby HNSA15 » Tue Feb 08, 2011 10:25 pm

1001ArabiaNights wrote:
HNSA15 wrote:hey guys, congrats to all the admits!

How long after JR1 did you all receive your JR2?

Thanks!


JR 1: Wed Jan 19
JR 2: Mon Jan 24



thanks :)

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby pennyloafer17 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:41 pm

Has anyone gotten a financial aid package?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby delusional » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:48 pm

1001ArabiaNights wrote:
onebiglie wrote:
arism87 wrote:I'm not denying being admitted to Harvard Law would impress me- but managing to get it into a conversation unnaturally or offering to play the voicemail- ever- is a huge turn off.


i find that having the voicemail available is definitely a bonus. girls are used to hearing guys make up stupid bullshit to try to impress them. if you have easily accessible proof that takes less than a minute to pull out, that helps. if she believes me the first time, then im not going to play the voicemail that'd just be dumb. just if she asks for proof.

and i dont think mentioning that you're out to celebrate some good news you got about law school is any more unnatural than any other way you might have of initiating a conversation with a stranger at a bar



Trying to think the stratagem through:

[After some initial conversation]

Girl: so what do you do?
Guy: I work at/attend [FIRM/SCHOOL name] but am leaving for law school next year
Girl: oh yeah? where at?
Guy: Oh, I'm not sure yet, I'm still waiting to hear back from places.
Friend/wingman: Dude, just go to HLS!
Girl: You got into HLS?

[This way you can name drop while appearing humble]

PS: While I think this is a distinctly douchy thing to do, I don't sympathize at all with clueless victims.

Lots of good tips here. Maybe you can just email a girl from your Harvard account.

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby tgir » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:49 pm

pennyloafer17 wrote:Has anyone gotten a financial aid package?


Yes. I got mine yesterday. They sent an email directing me to the web portal.

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Re: In at Harvard

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Re: In at Harvard

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:05 pm

1001ArabiaNights wrote:
HNSA15 wrote:hey guys, congrats to all the admits!

How long after JR1 did you all receive your JR2?

Thanks!


JR 1: Wed Jan 19
JR 2: Mon Jan 24


JR1: Wed Mar 9
JR2: Mon Mar 14

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby Confused7 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:07 pm

JR1 3/11, JR2 3/14

Can someone please post the fb link to the 2014 group? There's a couple on fb....also, I asked this in the HLS 2014 thread but is anyone else considering deferring?

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Re: In at Harvard

Postby unc0mm0n1 » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:13 pm

Confused7 wrote:JR1 3/11, JR2 3/14

Can someone please post the fb link to the 2014 group? There's a couple on fb....also, I asked this in the HLS 2014 thread but is anyone else considering deferring?


This has been asked multiple times I'm not sure they want any new members in the group :(




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