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Issue Date:
April 15, 2014

Perspective

Going in for the Kiss: A Study of Greetings from an International Perspective

By: Flor Ardi '15  |  april, 2014

Have you heard the story of the South American guy who leaned in to greet the American girl with a “kiss hello”? Appalled, the woman exclaimed that she was married and that his actions were inappropriate. As a Latin, learning to adapt to MBA culture and conduct myself appropriately I began right away with the “hello.” I realized early on from the confused facial expressions of my peers that it might not be proper to salute everyone with a kiss.

Chicago’s Hinge Launch and an Economic Analysis of Hot-or-Not Online Dating Applications

By: Erin Lenhardt '15  |  april, 2014

A new dating app, Hinge, recently launched in Chicago. Its kickoff party took place at Paris Club and was well attended by Booth students. Hinge positions itself as being like Tinder, which has a reputation for facilitating sexual encounters through its hot-or-not and much talked about swipe-right-to-like interface, but Hinge is “for people who actually want relationships.” Hinge leverages your Facebook network in order to match you with friends of friends. Matches are delivered in daily batches that are proportional in size to the number of friends you have on the app.