Originally posted by Erik
In college would anyone care if two students got together?
I think the analogy isn't bad, but like all analogies, I think it isn't perfect.
The students may or may not have classes together. Even if they do have classes together, they might not the next term, etc.
Universities are almost always much larger than aikido dojo. It's easier to put up with a really bad break up when you don't see your ex as often.
Oddly, in my area, we have lots of universities, but it might be 90 miles to the nearest aikido dojo.
Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.