There is nothing worse than talking about money on dates. i am sure the majority of us are no john paulson but we do well for ourselves. how do you avoid these questions/comments?
-Do you just want to work in finance because of the money:
-like i am not going to lie money is a factor in my decision however it is the interest i am in capital markets that led me to pursue this career -> sounds so scripted or even worse i could talk about alternative careers and say why finance is better (conducting a comparative analysis)
-That is an expensive _____ (car, coat, clothes, suit etc)
-What do your parents do for a living?
i try to be vague in my answers and that just leads them to ask more questions. it feels like i am being interviewed rather than going on a date