Reality of dating a banker


Money Comes First (And Always Will)As How About We points out, the great part about dating someone in finance is that they probably have a large disposable income they can spend on romantic dinners, once-in-a-lifetime experiences, and, well, you. How much they make will almost always come up on the first date (UGH), and most likely, any emotional problems you have will have to be explained in dollars and cents for them to understand and/or sympathize. They Don't Get It When You're Not Interested This creepy list was written by an investment banker who simply couldn't take unreturned texts and calls as an answer that a first date didn't want to see him again.

So he Googled her and proceeded to pen this 1,600-word email asking why she wasn't into him. Their Social Norms AREN'T Normal Inspired by the creepy letter above, Gawker assembled 10 more horror stories about dating finance guys.

I've been on a few dates with men who work in "finance" — as in, they can't explain to me in 10 words or less what it is exactly that they with all those numbers and dollar signs (and hey, as a creative girl who writes for a living, I'm not about to ask them to elaborate).

There was one guy who worked at Barclay's — he told me he was depressed, then proceeded to punch out a ceiling light and cackle as he was thrown out of the bar.

Even the Times story’s headline — “It’s the Economy, Girlfriend!

” — looked like it belonged on the chick lit aisle at Barnes & Noble, and the DABA site’s language of welcome — “if your monthly Bergdorf’s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared from your life” — sounded like a pitch for a 2003 television series.

They are supposed to be smart, well-groomed and rich enough to afford many luxuries.