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Dating as an Investment Banking Analyst

Could someone with experience please comment on the dating life as an analyst? Especially those who started work already with a girlfriend.

Having a Relationship While In Investment Banking

As an analyst at an investment bank, it is well known that you will work hectic hours that can range between 70-100 a week. That being said, our users shared that when it comes to having a relationship while working in banking, it is important to communicate realistic expectations about your work life to your significant other.

monkeyman2010:

It's all about what kind of relationship you have. If you can give him/her realistic expectations and if she/he can live with those standards, shouldn't be a problem.

Our users shared that it is realistic to plan to speak with your significant other 10 - 20 minutes on the phone a day and go out once a week (but sometimes will have to cancel last minute.)

User @CaptK, a private equity partner, shared that while these are realistic expectations - they can be difficult to adhere to:

CaptK - Private Equity Partner:

This is all accurate, but it sounds a lot easier than it actually is in practice. The trouble is that those 10-20 minutes a day are going to be at weird times, and most of the time you'd rather be sleeping.

Plus, if you are able to manage one night a week going out, you're going to want to spend it at least a couple times a month with friends or other analysts from work. There's only so much free time, and you need to spread it around in order to maintain relationships (girlfriend and friendships).

User @ideating shared how one friend maintained a successful relationship:

ideating:

I had a banker buddy who did it really well during his 2-year stint. At least once a week, he'd have his girl come to his office and they'd grab dinner somewhere nearby and quickly catch up on things. He also frequently sent her flowers (once a month) or buy her little things; nothing extravagant, just enough to show he listened to her. Those gestures take less than 2 min. but go a long way. The other thing he did was make sure she got along really well with us (his friends); most nights we went out with him, she would be there but it wasn't annoying because she really fit in well with us (would act like a wingwoman, do shots, etc.)

User @KB24TD21, an investment banking analyst, shared detailed personal experience about both herself and her boyfriend who are both in the industry:

KB24TD21 - Investment Banking Analyst:

My bf is in the industry and it can sometimes be brutal and it can kill a relationship without a foundation but its about understanding and knowing the other person well. You just have to make sure that each of you understands what's going on and what is expected. And that you make the most of the time that is available.

So its keeping contact during the day, its calling when you can, its doing things for the other person. If I could I would grab his dry cleaning while doing mine or he would stop by my office area for a quick lunch.

Everything is made easier in my relationship because my bf is friends with my girlfriends and I'm friends with his guys. So he can knock out 2 stones by having me around with his guys. Or he can be around when I'm with my girls. It's hard but doable

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Jun 9, 2011

Go for it. If you dont and she ends up dating someone else you'd end up losing her anyways. All you've got is upside with someone who appears (to me at least) accept you for who you are.

It doesn't get more ideal.

Jun 9, 2011

You have nothing to lose. Stop over thinking it and go with the flow.

Jun 9, 2011

Way over thinking it bro. Yes, date her. I married my best (girl) friend from college, nearly identical situation but we got together when I was 25/6. Aside from the fact that it seems like you like her, it's far easier to date start dating someone when you're younger in your career who you know well, don't have to impress and who will be far more understanding when you cancel plans at the last minute because of work than a random you met online.

Jun 9, 2011

Date her and give us updates please, I eager to watch a good WSO love story unfold

Jun 9, 2011

Haha. Thanks for the confidence guys. Alright. I'll give it a go and post an update some ways down the road.

Still happy for anyone to leave more comments/advice.

Thanks again!

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Jun 9, 2011

Good call. Don't overthink things and go with the flow. For me I wouldn't feel comfortable thinking about a serious relationship unless I'd been hanging out with someone on a daily or near daily basis for months. Part of is that I couple of dramatically bad relationships burned the love for "being in love" out of me and I now prefer relationships where the tone is a warm, close, intimate comfort with each other. My wife also started off as a "slow burner" relationship.

It's a good way to go.

For starters you don't really know a person as well as your raging boner tells you that you do. It takes a longer time than Hollywood would have you believe before you can really know that you love someone (NOT the same thing as being "in love") and it's much longer even than getting laid.

Also if you get too serious too fast you put an emotional pressure on a relationship that it's not ready for. It's entirely possible to ruin an otherwise good relationship by stressing it before you know each other well enough to handle the pressure in a positive manner.

Jun 9, 2011

Love is a quick burning flame. You've gotta like your partner- that is how a relationship lasts. Also, from my understanding, dating is going to be almost impossible, and finding a great girl (who also understands the demands of our industry) is key. Go for it, you've got nothing to lose.

Jun 9, 2011

I'd tbe throwing out a bunch of SB's if I had any. All really good advice. Nice to hear other people's stories as well.

A little bit more background:

Now, I don't know any of you so I'm not sure what your ultimate professional aspirations are/were - although I'm sure they were very impressive and respectable. As for me - I've always been a little bit of a dark horse and I have always had to scrap together anything that I have - both personally and professionally. After finding a passion for the industry and seeing the influence that some of these men can ultimately have on the economy (and the world really) I developed a dream of finding my way to the upper echelons of this business society - the real "Forbes pipe dream" if you will, like, "let's become really really successful and then donate a billion to ACTUALLY find a way to cure ALS or Cancer." This kind of stuff. Something where influence, kindness and maybe most importantly...skill lasts. Being the best at something.

And I'm sort of terrified that if I don't devote 100% of my time to my dream I.e. start a relationship so young...that what very little chances there may be might all slip me by. It's like, what if I let me focus slip even slightly...and then I'm second bucket analyst, late for the promotion, not as tough as my bosses want me to be, etc.

This is part of the reason I've been so closed off to dating. Haha maybe I've been watching wayyyyyy too many movies. Anyways, just thinking out loud here.

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Jun 9, 2011

What is WSO now the Tinder for bankers? Gees!

Jun 9, 2011

you miss a 100% of shots that you don't take

"I must be cruel only to be kind" - Shakespeare

Jun 9, 2011

I'm just amazed the virgin army hasn't come out yet.

date her

Jun 9, 2011

Sounds like you're not... FIGFocused

Jun 9, 2011

get tested first brah, then get serious

speed boost blaze

Jun 9, 2011

so which one is your other account? rat in a maze, or sexie like enrique?

Jun 9, 2011

"yours singly" got me to chuckle out loud

Jun 9, 2011

Yeh I'm doing everything I can to break in. No time to date, also pussy distracts me and makes me lazy. Can't afford it at this point in my career. One night stands/ fuck buddy or/and bust.

Jun 9, 2011

I'm currently dating my right hand, but often cheat on it with my left hand depending on the day of the week

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 9, 2011
ToiletPaper:

I'm currently dating my right hand, but often cheat on it with my left hand depending on the day of the week

Playa!

Jun 9, 2011

16 months and counting. But then I think it only worked out because we started dating when I was pissed broke, under-employed and was not working in banking.

Jun 9, 2011
Human:

16 months and counting. But then I think it only worked out because we started dating when I was pissed broke, under-employed and was not working in banking.

This!

Jun 9, 2011
Human:

16 months and counting. But then I think it only worked out because we started dating when I was pissed broke, under-employed and was not working in banking.

Sounds about right.

Jun 9, 2011

I have never had a problem getting a girlfriend, trust me on this. Also, NYC is packed with hot chicks...lonely hot chicks who don't know what they want. However, in the interest of adding something different to the site, I offer the following:

I should not be dating. I work seven days a week at three jobs and study for exams at night, so I'm never around and when I do go out, I pay hell for it at work. I'm also a wreck of a human: I'm in physical therapy for a blown out knee and an old hockey injury, seeing a chiropractor, I'm in grief counseling for the passing of my father years ago (I really thought it was BS, but it's not), and oh yeah: I have no idea what my life will look like in a year when I leave for grad school. I could be 1,000 miles away.

So, no, I'm not dating, I have very little to give right now and I'm liable to emotionally wreck any woman that gets close to me...and I can't live with that. I'm the male fucking version of Tina Fey's character on 30 Rock + PTSD, student debt, and a set of family obligations that typically crush other people. In a year or two, I'll have everything in order, but I've been a loner for a long time and I don't trust anyone enough to help me if I'm not paying them...nobody knows you when you're down and out, unless there's a paycheck in it for them.

I'm actually in love with someone that I dated for a while and I feel it's not fair to them to have to wait around for me to get everything together. If there is a god, they'll take me back or be patient. If not, well, life sucks and then you die, what are you going to do?

Is that honest enough for you?

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Jun 9, 2011
UFOinsider:

Also, NYC is packed with hot chicks...lonely hot chicks who don't know what they want

110% Agree

UFOinsider:

I'm in physical therapy for a blown out knee and an old hockey injury, seeing a chiropractor,

Hope your knee heals soon.

UFOinsider:

In a year or two, I'll have everything in order, but I've been a loner for a long time and I don't trust anyone enough to help me if I'm not paying them.

I am sure you can finally get all your shit together in 2-3 years down the road. Wish you the best.

I have always believed in this: "You're born alone and you die alone and this world just drops a bunch of rules on top of you to make you forget those facts. But I never forget. I'm living like there's no tomorrow, because there isn't one." ~ Don Draper

Jun 9, 2011

^^ wow, chill out there dude.

Jun 9, 2011

to op: a large lack of

Jun 9, 2011

Blow Jays

Eventus stultorum magister.

Jun 9, 2011

Just fuck 100-300 bitches in college. That will hold you over for 2 years until B-school.

Use the Dennis System. (tm)

Jun 9, 2011

Connor, I am willing to bet BIG you had sex with less than 10 "bitches" in your lifetime, let alone college.

You're probably a virgin.

Eventus stultorum magister.

Jun 9, 2011
Johnny Ringo:

Connor, I am willing to bet BIG you had sex with less than 10 "bitches" in your lifetime, let alone college.

You're probably a virgin.

HAHA i agree with you 1028429384709348257023495782034985723045^1838234589709 Percent

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 9, 2011

Dating is exhausting.
And sometimes, very confusing. VERY confusing.

Jun 9, 2011
Disincentivy:

Dating is exhausting.
And sometimes, very confusing. VERY confusing.

Couldn't agree more haha

Jun 9, 2011

money isnt confusing, emotional, and wont cheat on you, thus career > dating. not to sound like the typical WSO e-thug or e-pimp here (cuz theres a lot of em) but the saying "you can always lose money chasing women, but you will never lose women chasing money" is spot on imho

GBS

Jun 9, 2011

On the other hand, money chases men away.
For some men, it is almost insulting and unacceptable that a woman might be earning more than them. I've had many a dates that went pretty well and when I offered to pay, or split the bill I just got the "bitch you're not better than me look", or "are you crazy? I make 3 times what you earn" one. Usually, I am genuinely offering to contribute because it's not a man's responsibility to wine and dine me, and I had an equally fun time.

Men are crazy. Awesome but crazy. So are women, I suppose. Just crazy, not awesome.

Jun 9, 2011
Disincentivy:

On the other hand, money chases men away.
For some men, it is almost insulting and unacceptable that a woman might be earning more than them. I've had many a dates that went pretty well and when I offered to pay, or split the bill I just got the "bitch you're not better than me look", or "are you crazy? I make 3 times what you earn" one. Usually, I am genuinely offering to contribute because it's not a man's responsibility to wine and dine me, and I had an equally fun time.

Men are crazy. Awesome but crazy. So are women, I suppose. Just crazy, not awesome.

Men have been brought up to pay for the first date. Regardless of date or no date, the person hosting a coffee/lunch should always pay. I remember the last date i went to, I paid for everything even though she wanted to split. I basically handed my cc to the waiter and told him to run! We went for coffee after our meal and she wanted to pay so I let her. Also once this girl asked me out for coffee but i just smiled a walked away. So the next day I jokingly said, "hey you owe me a cup of Starbucks". And she replied "You're insane I never said that!". Never doing that again lol

I'm ranting here but somethings I don't understand. I feel Americans have no courtesy when it comes to food. I see people inviting others for lunch and then "going dutch". Also, when its your birthday, where I come from, you don't let the bday person pay jack shit. But what I see end up happening is the bday person paying for all the shots/champagne or even going dutch. What the fuck is that.

Jun 9, 2011
Disincentivy:

On the other hand, money chases men away.
For some men, it is almost insulting and unacceptable that a woman might be earning more than them. I've had many a dates that went pretty well and when I offered to pay, or split the bill I just got the "bitch you're not better than me look", or "are you crazy? I make 3 times what you earn" one. Usually, I am genuinely offering to contribute because it's not a man's responsibility to wine and dine me, and I had an equally fun time.

Men are crazy. Awesome but crazy. So are women, I suppose. Just crazy, not awesome.

you have to stop dating bellboys.

Jun 9, 2011

Why would that be emasculating? If I approached you, asked for you number and later asked you out, why not let me pay? I am not saying I will pay every single time we go out, but what would one or a few times do to you?

It's like inviting you for lunch or dinner at my place....Will you pay me for the materials and my time?
I am not asking the questions as tongue in cheek, I really just want to understand.

Jun 9, 2011
Disincentivy:

Why would that be emasculating? If I approached you, asked for you number and later asked you out, why not let me pay? I am not saying I will pay every single time we go out, but what would one or a few times do to you?

It's like inviting you for lunch or dinner at my place....Will you pay me for the materials and my time?
I am not asking the questions as tongue in cheek, I really just want to understand.

rate yourself on the scale.

Jun 9, 2011

Dating (which leads to marriage) gets in the way of living a fun, enjoyable life. Bachelor for life playas!

I like the D.E.N.N.I.S. system, but prefer the Jeter system which is calling them a cab and giving them a signed baseball on the way out the door.

My name is Nicky, but you can call me Dre.

Jun 9, 2011

Men have an instinct to protect women and women have an instinct to look for powerful, strong men that can protect them. The man should pay for the first date, and the woman should just shut her tits about feminism and other bullshit because she is getting a free meal. When you have been dating then sure split the bill and other stuff.

Call me a nazi but I could never date/marry a woman that either a) makes more than me, b) is taller than me, and/or c) is older than me. If we're equal in any of those things that's fine but otherwise, no.

inb4 virgin

Jun 9, 2011

just take a weekend trip to Dominican Republic, Punta Cana. you'll get enough puzzie to last you a good 6 months.

Jun 9, 2011

I definitely making less money than a banker, in fact I am 26 years old, but still have a hard time to find love in wallstreet. Why it is? I don't mind the guy is super busy during weekdays, I can totally understand that, but it is all the good guys are taken? People advise me

Jun 9, 2011
Jessicainthebigapple:

I definitely making less money than a banker, in fact I am 26 years old, but still have a hard time to find love in wallstreet. Why it is? I don't mind the guy is super busy during weekdays, I can totally understand that, but it is all the good guys are taken? People advise me

Tinder yo

Jun 9, 2011

Jessica have u tried tinder?

Jun 9, 2011
VikrumBandit:

Its all about LOOKS anyway. The "Cool" kids in high school working dead beat jobs (Construction, walmart) still getting laid while the smart guys working top jobs still can't a look from a woman. Its the sad damn truth...

Preach brotha

Jun 9, 2011

Then flaunt it

Jun 9, 2011

OP, make time for it. It need not be a formal date. Just do *all*, or as many as you can, of your normal daily/nightly activities with a women. The rest will follow naturally.

Matrick:

[in reply to Tony Snark"]

Why aren't you blogging for WSO and become the date doctor for WSO? There seems to be demand.

BatMasterson:

[in reply to Tony Snark's dating tip]

Sensible advice.

Jun 9, 2011
Tony Snark:

OP, make time for it. It need not be a formal date. Just do *all*, or as many as you can, of your normal daily/nightly activities with a women. The rest will follow naturally.

Sensible advice.

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Jun 9, 2011

His fear of commitment could be a result of your being an Asian prostitute. Or a troll. Either way, not attractive.

Jun 9, 2011

In before you get flamed for being a troll. LOL.

Regards

Jun 9, 2011

Damn.

Regards

Jun 9, 2011
cphbravo96:

Damn.

Regards

Sorry bud... too slow...

Jun 9, 2011

Bankers do not think in terms of "love" they think in terms of DAC, RoR ect ect. No offense meant to you but he is deciding if his small amounts of free time are better spent with you, or sleeping, or watching tv he recorded on his DVR. These are just the facts of life.

Follow the shit your fellow monkeys say @shitWSOsays

Life is hard, it's even harder when you're stupid - John Wayne

Jun 9, 2011
heister:

Bankers do not think in terms of "love" they think in terms of DAC, RoR ect ect. No offense meant to you but he is deciding if his small amounts of free time are better spent with you, or sleeping, or watching tv he recorded on his DVR. These are just the facts of life.

Exactly. You're competing for time with basic needs like sleep and laundry. Which means you'd better start putting out.

Jun 9, 2011

the correct answer would be a good dress sense , smarts , and witty banter

Jun 9, 2011

Agree with the Captain, just start putting out and you should be good to go.

Jun 9, 2011

agree with CaptK, as Gekko said "the greatest asset is life is not $, it is time" and if you don't put out yours is just about up.

its one way or the other: hate me or admire.

Jun 9, 2011

agree with CaptK, as Gekko said "the greatest asset is life is not $, it is time" and if you don't put out yours is just about up.

its one way or the other: hate me or admire.

Jun 9, 2011

Yeah, if this is a real post, then I agree with the above. If you like the guy then be his booty call. It's probably not easy for a chick if she develops feelings but it is the only possible way. Just be there for him when he does have time and don't bitch about when he doesn't. Think of it as a long term investment that may never pay off.

Regards

Jun 9, 2011
cphbravo96:

Think of it as a long term investment that may never pay off.

Word.

Also, wouldn't hurt you to learn how to cook.

Jun 9, 2011

lol , Not a troll ,

Asian but not a "lady of the night" ,

Interesting ideas , but i have a long workday and so does he , its just stressful at the moment ,

I do know how to cook , thanks,

Jun 9, 2011

Honestly, just put out. If you have too much self-respect then really catch his attention. If it's not working, on to the next one! Holla at me lol

Jun 9, 2011

It would be pretty difficult for an inanimate object to go on dates.

Jun 9, 2011

Pretty sure they start seriously dating after their second divorce

As for the analysts, they bump and grind with a few sommeliers in East Village here and there, maybe grab a make-out from a colleague. If you can, try to wear rubber, but if not, just get tested regularly

Cheers

Tommy

Jun 9, 2011

Dip your pen in the company ink.

Jun 9, 2011

i like op's personification, saying that an IB is able 2 date. he def isn't a tool 4 using that literary tool

Jun 9, 2011

It is going to be hard to balance your time with models, and girls that look like disfigured coke bottles. But, I know lots of analysts that have maintained their relationship through their two year stint (working at brutal groups). All comes down to how cool the chick/dude is, and how long you guys have been dating.

Jun 9, 2011

Dating?

Jun 9, 2011

Smack ass, don't date it bro

Hang out in Brooklyn a bit too...the girls give better head

Jun 9, 2011
Tommy Too-toned:

Smack ass, don't date it bro

Hang out in Brooklyn a bit too...the girls give better head

what about rimmers?

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 9, 2011

I dated Fannie Mae for a while...Great rack. Her ex was a real Deutsche though.

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Jun 9, 2011
Connor:

I dated Fannie Mae for a while...Great rack. Her ex was a real Deutsche though.

Probably one of those Deutsche's with those names that can either be male or female, like Morgan. Oh well, dating Deutsche's like that can be pretty risky I hear..

Jun 9, 2011

whats a relationship?? is that when the girl swallows?

I didn't say it was your fault, I said I was blaming you.

Jun 9, 2011
Neighbor:

whats a relationship?? is that when the girl swallows?

its when you can give her an angry pirate and she doesn't leave you

I eat success for breakfast...with skim milk

Jun 9, 2011

Whenever you have time.

Jun 9, 2011

Reduce the commute and do more intense/less time workouts.

Dating is rough working that much but definitely not impossible.
Tinder it up and meet 18-20 year old girls.
Take them out to fancy places (i.e. medium price steakhouse) and it'll blow their mind.
...
Profit.

"It is better to have a friendship based on business, than a business based on friendship." - Rockefeller.

"Live fast, die hard. Leave a good looking body." - Navy SEAL

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Jun 9, 2011
UTDFinanceGuy:

Reduce the commute and do more intense/less time workouts.

Dating is rough working that much but definitely not impossible.

Tinder it up and meet 18-20 year old girls.

Take them out to fancy places (i.e. medium price steakhouse) and it'll blow their mind.

...

Profit.

This is so sleazy its kind of unreal, haha

Jun 9, 2011

Online dating haha? Oh man that comment.

Jun 9, 2011

the choices:

(i) Find a woman who understands your situation and doesnt mind being let down quite often (i.e., hard to make definitive plans in advance). This can take time and work, but well worth it, IMO.

(ii) Work on nailing down a rotation of girls with whom you can have casual encounters with (i.e., they aren't looking for anything serious, but like to have fun). Unfortunately, there will be times when you're left empty handed when you have the free time (they aren't available).

(iii) Take your chances at the bar. Highly unpredictable. But once you've been doing it for awhile, with some level of success, it will become more and more apparent who the best targets are.

Jun 9, 2011
devoutCapitalist:

the choices:

(i) Find a woman who understands your situation and doesnt mind being let down quite often (i.e., hard to make definitive plans in advance). This can take time and work, but well worth it, IMO.

(ii) Work on nailing down a rotation of girls with whom you can have casual encounters with (i.e., they aren't looking for anything serious, but like to have fun). Unfortunately, there will be times when you're left empty handed when you have the free time (they aren't available).

(iii) Take your chances at the bar. Highly unpredictable. But once you've been doing it for awhile, with some level of success, it will become more and more apparent who the best targets are.

i) This is definitely difficult but would be great to have
ii) Had some and now empty handed. Those can only last two-three months
iii) Thats what I rely on at the moment. Need to work on closing instead of grabbing her number. Once I get the number, I might as well kiss her goodbye.

I like ii and iii

Jun 9, 2011

This post gave me cancer.

Jun 9, 2011
Diversify ya bonds:

This post gave me cancer.

LOL

Jun 9, 2011

This post gave me cancer.

Jun 9, 2011

I want to take a shower after reading this.

Jun 9, 2011

I think you have some very interesting thoughts here and would appreciate it you expanded upon them

Jun 9, 2011

@Forward_Trousers: Let's look at this way, would you date yourself? Why? why not?

Jun 9, 2011

I think you're confusing "my story" for "a soapbox."

but yes, agree with others; cancer and expounding on thoughts. happy friday WSO

Jun 9, 2011

@"Forward_Trousers" ... what's your point buddy? Why are you rambling like forrest gump? rambling to strangers - also like forrest gump?

Jun 9, 2011

He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don't let that fool you. He really is an idiot.

Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please.

Jun 9, 2011

This isn't funny even if - by some stroke of luck- it is a joke. And it's even less funny if it isn't a joke.

Jun 9, 2011

Tell us how you really feel.

Greed is Good!

Jun 9, 2011

I have no clue what I just read. I neither read a story nor encountered anything about dating in finance... the title of your thread.

If you require your woman to know the difference between a close and open ended fund, then you have some work to do (on yourself) if you want a good woman to take you seriously. That requirement is beyond ridiculous. It's actually pathetic.

Jun 9, 2011

weird beginning to a post, stopped reading, need a shower

WSO's COO (Chief Operating Orangutan) | My Linkedin

Jun 9, 2011

Gosh , it's amazing how non sequitur the actual content is from the title .

Jun 9, 2011

how is this a story.

my story's better:

i once took a dump in my boss's cup and "glued" it on his desk using my jizz. -end of story.

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Jun 9, 2011

What the hell did I just read?

Jun 9, 2011

Post a picture of yourself.

Jun 9, 2011

umm? Is this a serious post? I will bite. Yes, you're right being poor is not comparable to being black.

Women in finance say the same thing, that it is hard to date men in finance. The men don't want to date the women who compete with them. God help her if she is a banker that is only competitive at work.

I don't know why someone has not started a dating club or app for bankers.

Hearing the horr.or dating stories from my friends in the city makes me apprehensive about working in finance. Secretaries get all the guys *sad face* and get to leave work at a decent time.

Suitdreams or monetary nightmares

Jun 9, 2011

Both these stories have been posted several times.

Jun 9, 2011

It's rude to pretend to be someone you are not, but it's cruel to use parents' wealth just to get someone to date... Thinking that they could get what they want because they have something others lack... Mike really needs some help, psychologically and emotionally. So does David Gray... Spoiled yuppies on the block!!!

Jun 9, 2011

I was just reading that. No wonder the liberal-hippie-fucker-assholes on Gawker hate anyone who works in Finance.

Jun 9, 2011

Quickly becoming EMO Oasis...

If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!

Jun 9, 2011

"d. fear getting sunburned less"
Jesus Christ, where do they find these people?

On another note, my guess is that there is just as many socially awkward guys working outside of finance.

Jun 9, 2011

The jackrabbit is classic, and I love how in the reddit one the guy uses economic theory "I gain utility..." What a dork.

Jun 9, 2011

I don't know... a lot of them seem like your typical creeper stories, not necessarily related to finance. The first one, quizmaster, is so over the top I'm wondering if someone wrote that as a joke and said it came from a banker. I mean, it looks like it was designed on purpose to come off as a job interview.

Jun 9, 2011

I feel like most of these guys are A. socially awkward and B. they think their hottest shit in the world= Creeper..

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they dont, b/c they always work. analyst relationships fall into 3 categories:
1. Girl from college
2. Girl from office
3. Left or Right Hand

Jun 9, 2011

you can date... it's just you have to lay most of your tracks over email or TXT... other than that you still have time to date... i mean you have to eat... eat with a girl!

Jun 9, 2011

haha with so many hours...its ur hand. the girl from college will soon leave u

Jun 9, 2011

Girl from college will definitely leave you. Either meet an interesting girl at your bank who shouldn't be in finance in the first place or be patient.

  •  Jun 9, 2011

be pateint, not a fan of that. guess what a guy's worst fear is?

Jun 9, 2011

Dating within your group -- taboo?

Jun 9, 2011

"Dating within your group -- taboo?"

yes, taboo, but happens all the time.

Jun 9, 2011

tough to maintain a relationship, just hope in the end the the banking experience is worth it.

Jun 9, 2011

"3. Left or Right Hand"

WTF? I would sooner sell crack in the south bronx than associate with a left-handed masturbator.

How nonconformist can you get? =)

Jun 9, 2011

Seriously, training was like the first week of college.

Jun 9, 2011

only difference is you have a thicker wallet

  •  Jun 9, 2011

"training was like the first week of college" what does that mean?

  •  Jun 9, 2011

im a left hander

Jun 9, 2011

means you party non-stop

Jun 9, 2011

yes party non stop with tore up banker chicks

Jun 9, 2011

Prolly can't find a meaningful relationship.

Jun 9, 2011

most bankers are jaded and arent lookin to date..mostly juss a nite of fun

Jun 9, 2011

Ulysses.. 'nuff said

Jun 9, 2011

Go for those. They're close by and you won't be dating within you're own group.

Jun 9, 2011

No...as a SA are you really going to risk not getting a FT offer?

Jun 9, 2011

haha..it happens. especially at the associate level

I'm making it up as I go along.

Jun 9, 2011

If I was a FT banker and I had a SA that nailed a female coworker (banker or HR doesn't matter to me) I would undoubtedly make sure he gets a fulltime offer

Jun 9, 2011

I would high five that SA like a mofo.

"I do not think there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcom

Jun 9, 2011

i am so seconding the last two post. that kid would drink on my dime for the rest of the summer.

Jun 9, 2011

Too bad MDs generally tend to frown upon that.

Jun 9, 2011

What about female summers with FT men?

Jun 9, 2011

Hey man im interviewing a bunch of summer analysts for an upcoming article would you be interested in conducting an interview ? No pressing questions regarding your firm or anything, just some general questions (i.e. What did you find most rewarding ... etc). If you are interested, please let me know via this thread and we can arrange a few minutes to discuss your experience.

Jun 9, 2011

i think female SA's should put out. female analysts on my floor are a joke so they should start making themselves more useful

Jun 9, 2011

that's a horrible thing to say wingman, but sorry you have to work with unhelpful people.
the 20-30 year old men on my floor are smoking!

Jun 9, 2011

my mate at a bb s&t slept with 3 of the s&t interns last year, none got offer ;)

Jun 9, 2011

Leave it alone. Focus on the work. Focus on doing well and getting a FT offer. Girls are abundant. IB jobs are scarce. Now if you're a girl SA, that's another story.

Jun 9, 2011

because most of them are pretty hideous.

Think about it.

If you are a perfect 10.

Would you work in IB for 100 hours a week, ruin your health and your looks?

Fuck no.

Trading is too much responsibility, maths, stress for chicks in general so forget that as well.

Sales chicks can be good.

Jun 9, 2011

but what about people like erin brunette? she made VP at Citibank IBD before becoming a show host. she doesnt look stressed out to me.

are finance girls really hideous? i havent been at a bank full time long enough to know yet...

Jun 9, 2011

Not all obviously, but the avg isn't great. Youll always have exceptions.

Also hot indian/asian chicks could do IBD because on them the hours don't show nearly as much.

also because im rly bored rite now i looked up this Erin person.

She started in GS M&A, but whilst still an analyst she went to work for CNN, then rejoined Citi as VP.

So she didnt really get the whole horrible hours thing, seeing that she skipped associate and only did part of analyst.

Jun 9, 2011
leveredarb:

Not all obviously, but the avg isn't great. Youll always have exceptions.

Also hot indian/asian chicks could do IBD because on them the hours don't show nearly as much.

also because im rly bored rite now i looked up this Erin person.

She started in GS M&A, but whilst still an analyst she went to work for CNN, then rejoined Citi as VP.

So she didnt really get the whole horrible hours thing, seeing that she skipped associate and only did part of analyst.

what is this "GS M&A" you speak of?

Jun 9, 2011

Since you were in a business frat, I'd only say "beggars can't be choosers."

Jun 9, 2011

Hot chicks don't need to work 100 hour weeks trying to make money, they find guys to do that for them

Jun 9, 2011

Working long hours = can't bother you that often because she is in the office all the time, which can definitely be a plus. The weight thing is another issue, though.

Jun 9, 2011

Nah..I'll stick to banging my housekeepers..it's much easier to hide

Jun 9, 2011
mikebrady:

Nah..I'll stick to banging my housekeepers..it's much easier to hide

LOL! Would give you a SB for this if I had one.

Jun 9, 2011

What about chicks in Big 4 Audit? Haha

Jun 9, 2011

Finance is too general. IB? No, definitely not worth it.

Banking.

Jun 9, 2011

greed doesn't really suit women well. rarely come across a finance girl w/ a good personality

Jun 9, 2011

Damn, are the teachings of LSO really lost on the world already!?

Read a fucking book, specifically, this fucking book ;)

He explains this dilemma quite well...

Jun 9, 2011
Nouveau Richie:

Damn, are the teachings of LSO really lost on the world already!?

Read a fucking book, specifically, this fucking book ;)

He explains this dilemma quite well...

I never thought I would see the day LSO would need to be reintroduced to a WSO thread.

Jun 9, 2011

so youve started then, well u hanging around with the wrong ones. Didnt u say half are single, there you go, hang out with them. You can always hang out with me, its a party everyday

Jun 9, 2011

grow up

Jun 9, 2011

Did you fail to notice that this forum is called "Monkeying Around." Participate in the banter or go ask about GPAs in a diff forum.

Jun 9, 2011

FP175 looks like the aggressive banking bug has got to you and I like. Im sure there are a lot of your analysts or colleagues plus those at other firms in a similar position you will start to hang out with.

Jun 9, 2011

How come bankers are complaining about their gfs/bfs?

********"Babies don't cost money, they MAKE money." - Jerri Blank********

********"Babies don't cost money, they MAKE money." - Jerri Blank********

Jun 9, 2011

It's very difficult to meet new people when you are working 90 hours a week. There isn't much time for anything but seeing the GF/BF and a few friends. However, talking about them at work is just annoying.
I like the people I work with, but when I have a bit of spare time, it's nice to hang with people I don't spend nearly every minute of my waking life with.

Jun 9, 2011

Yeah I feel that, there is a small number that I like but the majority would not be people I'd hang out with given a choice.

I'm not in IBD though so no 90 hour weeks. S&T people definitely have social lives!

Jun 9, 2011

you just started talking to the wrong people. I have a blast with the analysts in my class and havent really found any that are in super serious relationships. My 2nd years are really cool too, so it works out.

Jun 9, 2011

All those serious relationships in your analyst class will start to fall apart after the holidays... when the pressure to be part of a "couple" is off.

Jun 9, 2011

Oh thank god you think that, I'm just WAITING for one of these cute guys to free up from his gf.

********"Babies don't cost money, they MAKE money." - Jerri Blank********

********"Babies don't cost money, they MAKE money." - Jerri Blank********

Jun 9, 2011

Very funny :-)

You know what they say, all is fair in love and war!

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