Dating a banker
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 colors he could see or wear outside of the office.There's evidence popping up all over the Internet that men like this are a dime a dozen in the money biz, which has given me three more reasons why I'll be wary of dating more finance guys:1.Even when his company knew better, they often forged ahead anyway, because they’d only be compensated if the deal closed.
At first, I found David’s (not his real name) Republicanism endearing and thought I could reform his soul.And now that we are friends, I consider salvaging his soul a non-profit effort. Naturally, he'd also party as if he was back in college, getting so drunk that he'd unleash his pent-up wrath on the nearest server, barback or cab driver he could find.I went back to dating finance types and he pursued his passion for jazz guitar. But though I had learned by then that love is not quid pro quo, I soon found that my summer love thought differently.
Out of curiosity, I asked him once if he wanted to go back into investment banking after business school. “Sometimes you push through deals that aren’t always the best for the clients,” he explained.Instead of assessing suitors’ traits based on their personality, we look toward what they can offer us, or worse, toward their earning potential.