Walter Lewin, age 78—perhaps the most celebrated physics teacher in MIT’s history—has been stripped of his emeritus status and barred from campus, and all of his physics lectures removed from Open Course Ware, because an internal investigation found that he had been sexually harassing students online.I don’t know anything about what happened beyond the terse public announcements, but those who know tell me that the charges were extremely serious, and that “this wasn’t a borderline case.” I’m someone who feels that sexual harassment must never be tolerated, neither here nor anywhere else.Time and time again I see or hear about girls who allow a guy to date them for three or four years in their twenties without proposing. I understand that these girls are holding out in the hope of eventually getting a proposal, but they don't give enough consideration to the possibility that they'll be strung along for another two or three years, only to have him decide that he wants someone else - or worse yet, someone younger.Combine this with a girl's reduced odds of finding someone (let alone someone better) once she begins to age and things begin to fall into perspective; it seems crazy to consider dating someone for more than a year without a very strong confidence about the direction in which the relationship is heading.You'd also be actively advertising the property, because you'd want to take advantage of its high value. Don't give a guy your most eligible years with nothing to show for it. If you ultimately want to get married and your current relationship isn't constantly growing stronger (i.e.approaching something permanent), then you need to start asking questions.
You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Lewin’s privacy (the names of any victims could, of course, be kept secret).More importantly, I wish to register that I disagree in the strongest possible terms with MIT’s decision to remove Prof.And while I've written a fair amount about maximizing your attractiveness, it all counts for nothing if you aren't single when the right guy comes along, or if you aren't putting yourself out there because you are involved with someone who is only half-committed to you.So in addition to looking your best, you need to make sure you aren't spending time in dead-end relationships.