Surprisingly, I can't find many threads on this topic. There have been many threads on the banker's lifestyle, but not many threads on the trader's lifestyle.
We all know that the myth of models and bottles in banking is a lie. Getting girls has little to do with money, it's all about your game. We also agree that getting girls is one of the most fundamental male motivations. It really sucks when your 100 hours per week job gets in the way of getting girls.
If a trader only works 12 hours a day, he should have a much better work life balance right? He has the rest of the evening to work out, play some poker, go out, and spend time with girls? So traders should be much happier with their general life and sex life than bankers, provided that his PnL is going well.
I see bankers complaining about their lives, but I want to check out the situation on the S&T side. I want money but I also want girls and a good lifestyle.
"The code of competence is the only system of morality that's on a gold standard." - Francisco d'Anconia