It wasn’t the addiction to sleeping pills or the series of failed relationships that set the alarm bells ringing.
Turns out what really made him wise up was the fact that his firm had a suicide task force, to identify anyone deemed to be on the brink and pluck him or her off important projects before disaster struck.
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.
What they prove is that the insanely long hours, pressure and overall crazy nature of the industry strips these poor fellas of the social cues and norms that by which the rest of us live our daily lives.
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.1.
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.
After our first date, I took off for a trip and came back to an e-mail: “Yesterday was fun. Have fun in San Diego; and give me a buzz when you are back in town.” How prompt, I thought at the time.
I'm always initially attracted to them because of the way they can rock a suit à la Barney Stinson and how they exude so much confidence and purpose.
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.
There was another date who started work at every morning and was so obsessed with his alma mater that blue and gold were the colors he could see or wear outside of the office.