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Looking for Love at B-School

When it comes to the business-school social scene, "supply and demand" isn't merely academic

As a director of student services at the University of Wisconsin Business School, Mark Matosian didn't think it was on his job description to officiate at a wedding. But a few days prior to graduation in May, 2006, an MBA couple (who had met and dated at school) asked him to do just that. Matosian got ordained online, and drove to Cincinnati for the wedding. "There's a lot of opportunity to date among the class," says Matosian of the 224 full-time MBA students. "In my nine years with the school, I've been invited to about five weddings." So far, he's officiated at only one.

Even though only a small percentage of those who date fellow B-school classmates end up in wedded bliss—there's plenty of dating throughout the program (BusinessWeek.com, 2/13/07). However, because MBA programs are often regarded as professional settings, involve heavy workloads, and usually have far fewer women than men, finding someone to date can be tricky.