Management Consulting 101 10 Ways to Know You Are Dating a Consultant

You will know that you are dating a consultant if he

Considers dating different girls as “mystery shopping”
Asks about lifestyle and hour preference during your first date
Asks for the receipt at the end of a romantic dinner! (guess why?)
Orders appetizer and dessert while eating street food
Writes a text with bullet points
Wonders if he should write a summary email of the first week dating to the “leadership” (the girl’s parents)
Draws a decision tree of different options when answering the question “what are we now?”
Complains that girls always speak without being fact based
Refers to a conversation to resolve a fight as a problem solver
Considers a kiss on first date as a “quick win”


  • Shredded all evidence and consistently denies to the public that you are dating the girl even though everyone knows anyway
  • She: Do you remember our first kiss? He: Yes, of course, I remember, 20110801 First Kiss 1.0

Are you dating a consultant? If you want to find out more about the life of a McKinsey consultant, see also Day in The Life of A Consultant.​ If you are interested in joining management consulting, see our Case Interview and McKinsey PST article today!

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