Earlier this year, I gladly let an almost-girlfriend coerce me into a Bed, Bath & Beyond trip for high-thread-count bath towels that I neither wanted nor needed.
In high school, I saw an inordinate amount of ballet, hip-hop and modern performances for someone whose real interest was West Suburban Silver Conference football.
I’ve gamely eaten vegan Mexican food, a cuisine that would suffer an existential crisis anywhere outside of San Francisco.
None of those were as jarring as having a potential first-meet flirt pivot into a PR pitch.
Membership may be slim relative to other social networks, but Ivy Connect is not a typical, all-inclusive social media company.I will not be renewing my membership because the second person I met up with through BM has proved to be my perfect match. Thank you for working way above the level of my expectations!I was lured in by the cracking profile of someone who has subsequently remarketed himself to me as a mediocre dullard. I didn't need it, however, as I had already received a Valentine from the wonderful man whom I met through Blues Match and with whom I am still head over heels in love.(I was given the -per-month “recent graduate” discount.) Despite its private-club-level selection process, Ivy Connect has a laudable goal: To help create relationships that exist IRL as opposed to online.Ivy Connect’s accommodations — hotel discounts, professional networking events and free drinks at the company’s bi-monthly members and plus-ones-only cocktail parties — are all geared to this end.
They are, however, getting advertising: Cadillac is now their “exclusive automotive partner.”) “What we found is that a lot of people graduate and feel like ‘Okay, that was back in college.