Online probably isn't the best place to seek for advice but would like an external perspective regardless.
Some background: HYP undergrad, and a current 1st year associate at a BB Financial Sponsors Group in NYC. I recently got an offer to join a PE MF at another location (London). I'm from Europe and I've always wanted to return home post graduation so this is one area of interest for me as well.
This PE MF checks out and I've networked with a couple of alumni who have all said decent things about the culture of the firm and the team that I'll be working with. On a financial perspective, this is also a c. 70% increase over total comp vs. what I would get in BB IBD, but...
I recently met this girl who's an absolute 10 and I think I could go all the way with her... would definitely like to see where this would head but at the same time if I take this PE MF offer I would be effectively ending my chances with her (long-distance never works).
Honestly if she wasn't a consideration I would take the PE MF offer in a heartbeat, but I feel like if I go ahead and take it, I'll regret burning my chances with her forever.
Am I completely retarded if I choose to remain in BB IBD and stay with her - what do you guys think?