I started skimming the NY Post irregularly after I heard the Mulaney bit on it ("the New York Post is like talking to someone who heard the news, and now they're trying to give you the gist"), and I saw an AMAZING article today about a Private Equity executive that has given up dating hot women.
He spent the better part of his 30s going on up to three dates a week, courting 20-something blond models, but eventually realized that dating the prettiest young things had its drawbacks -- he found them flighty, selfish and vapid.
"Beautiful women who get a fair amount of attention get full of themselves," he says. "Eventually, I was dreading getting dinner with them because they couldn't carry a conversation."
At some point, he was approached by a love-life headhunter, who coincidentally set him up with her daughter, and they are now engaged. They have a picture of her in the article; she's not a hag (or average, for that matter) which I was expecting based on the nature of the story.
My favorite part of this article is the possibility (probability?) that 18-year-olds will read this article and go into finance because of it. I enjoy the thought that the public's perception of the buy-side would go from '' to 'models and bottles and marry a slightly less hot woman.' Is this a problem that people actually have? Is it actually that tough to find a woman with substance when you're 30?
This seriously looks likes something that came straight out of GS Elevator.
EDIT: See this thread about wanting a wife to work or not.