How to bag the hot IR girl?

Having been on the LP side for the last couple years, I've met lots and lots of IR professionals. Like the rest of finance, most are white dudes in their late 40's. BUT there's a reason a stereotype exists about hot girls in IR (hint: it's because there are a disproportionate amount of hot girls in IR. source? Me.)Anywho... my question is how do I go from "hey, shoot me over the updated pitch book and let's catch up for 30 minutes" to [[degenerate animal sounds]]? I'm not suggesting that I want to trade an equity check for some booty. Rather, these meetings seem like a pretty good way to meet chicks professionally then segue into "meating" the chicks, unprofessionally if you catch my drift.

Anyone have any ideas? Pizz?

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  • Intern in PE - LBOs
Jul 21, 2021 - 8:34pm

All you need is a raincoat, an axe and, of course, the Jean Paul Gaultier overnight bag to bag her up.

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Jul 21, 2021 - 10:13pm

you should flirt innocently at first, and then you invite them to something social "some friends of mine are grabbing drinks at xyz bar at 6pm...if you're free you should come and invite your friends...totally social...not work related at all"

this way, if they are interested, they will show up...and if not, they won't...its a low-pressure, low stakes proposition...and you can invite multiple women to these shindigs...some will show up...and since you have not indicated anything other than a social evening, if 10 show up, you can still choose 1 and the rest won't feel slighted.

just google it...you're welcome
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  • Associate 1 in IB - Cov
Jul 21, 2021 - 11:03pm

JG_wentworth

Like the rest of finance, most are white dudes in their late 40's. 

Not even close to being true.  Had hundreds of meetings with funds over several years as an LP - IR is overwhelmingly women.

I'd list out which major funds have men as heads of IR but it'd be a small list and it'd prob give me away.

Jul 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

It really depends on your industry. There is a direct correlation between how scammish your industry is and the number hot IR chicks. Take for example junior mining companies....almost all hot chicks.  However, as you move into more legitimate industries and companies, the IR teams will be just regular looking people, male or female.

Side note for OP: This whole post is gross. Don't treat people like this.

Jul 21, 2021 - 11:30pm

Tell her you got reservations at Dorsia. If she laughs, you know she's worth your time. If she is all like 'what's Dorsia' - ditch her instantly. 

"If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." - Bruce Lee

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Jul 22, 2021 - 1:47am

So being on the buyside for a while, I've noticed there are cute IR girls I would love to fuck too. The key is to get "interested" in learning about the company (obviously u don't give a shit about the company, this is just an excuse to get on zoom/teams to chat with her--one of the great outcomes of COVID). This will naturally force you and her to constantly keep in contact (set up follow up calls about the quarter, events going on around the company, etc.). Over time, because she interacts with so many investors, she will remember you and notice you. You will develop a rapport with her, and remember to keep conversations light and add some humor in them too. Basically ur job is not to be a creep but a normal guy. Do this for a span of 6 to 9 months, and then eventually ask her if she wants to meet in person at a sell-side conference or another investor-related conference to "learn more about the company" (maybe even meet management if possible to make it seem like you genuinely give a shit about learning about the company). Take her out to coffee or grab food, idk, but anywhere it's intimate. Basically make that a date, and if there is one thing I've learned about the IR business, the girls absolutely don't care about anything about the company but are show-pieces for the company (and thus investors' money). They LOVE attention, and so that means they will be receptive to any advances you make. One of the things you can do at the end of your first "date" to seal the deal is to give her your business card, and make it an appoint to say your cell phone is on there. She'll get the hint, and then the rest is history. 

  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
Jul 22, 2021 - 6:19am

Female investment associate (so not IR, but still interacting with LPs / other buyside men) and this is the most sound recommendation on this thread. although IMO, you don't really need to lay the foundation for 6 to 8 months before hinting to meet in person. it's very common in the industry to network and meet others in person for lunch, drinks, or coffee whether it be to catch up because they're in town, you're working on a similar deal, etc. so no need to wait that long unless you really want to feel it out. When you do meet them in person should be easy to feel out the vibe and switch to truly platonic network accordingly if needed

Jul 22, 2021 - 6:20am

A great example of the filth our generation has become. Stop swiping and start reading. Reading about being a man and the art of courtship. You don't sound like you have the facilities to please said women, so achieving a bedroom appearance would likely be fruitless anyways.

Jul 22, 2021 - 3:29pm

Omg, I cannot believe someone wrote this in a forum.

SafariJoe, wins again!
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  • Intern in AM - Equities
Jul 22, 2021 - 6:48pm

ngl if youre on wso for advice on how to approach girls youre fucked

  • Analyst 2 in IB - Gen
Jul 23, 2021 - 12:01am

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