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  2. Is Marriage Even Worth It?

    Marriage Is a business contract and can be considered a Merger. Essentially, when considering marriage, you are considering a merger between two people. Just like in any business merger, it's expected from both parts to fully examine the other busine ...

    119 comments - 4 silver bananas - Nov 25 2018 - 4:37pm -

  3. How important is the choice of a Spouse to your career advancement?

    I am late 20s/early 30s and I have been starting to ponder this question. I read somewhere that men with spouses make more than men without...I also know that a divorce can tear your wealth into shreds. I know a guy who had 1-1.5MM in the bank in a Low CO ...

    110 comments - 10 silver bananas - May 12 2018 - 3:41am -

  4. Married Before or During First Year of Analyst Stint

    Hello, I'm in a predicament. I need to decide whether to propose and marry the girl that I love before starting my first year as a full time IB Bulge Bracket analyst or to do it during the first year or after the first year. I want some straight forw ...

    81 comments - 6 silver bananas - Mar 16 2018 - 4:29am -

  5. For Those About to Propose

    Mod Note (Andy): Best of Eddie, this was originally posted in January 2011. With Valentine's Day two short weeks away, some of your girlfriends are no doubt ratcheting up the pressure on you to pop the question on the most romantic day of the year. M ...

    154 comments - 4 silver bananas - Oct 10 2015 - 7:30am -

  6. Who Would You Marry?

    What type of women are you attracted to? Is it true to you that there is a fine line between dating-material women and marriage-material women? Some say that they do not prefer highly intelligent women as their wives because they are likely to have very s ...

    57 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 27 2016 - 1:48pm -

  7. Marrying another banker

    Moderator note (Andy): this is an oldie (2/19/08) but always an interesting topic to discuss. I'm a girl and a prospective monkey and was just curious, but what are the chances that you would you ever marry another banker? Also, what's your opin ...

    95 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  8. Will You Buy Your Fiance a Diamond Ring?

    It's not very common that a private company's marketing campaign goes viral. It's even rarer that one is able to push their brand into mainstream English vocabulary (read: Zamboni, Kleenex, Google etc). However placing your product at the c ...

    295 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 8:00pm -

  9. Tips for a happy marriage (male perspective)

    Tip #1: Marry a woman who has low expectations Tip #2: Marry a woman with a strong sense of self-discipline marriage ...

    170 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 21 2014 - 5:00pm -

  10. School is the best place to meet your future spouse

    Recently, there were several articles on where people meet their future spouses. There was the controversial op-ed from a Princeton alumna who urged the female undergrads at her alma mater to snag a husband while they're in school because their pool ...

    129 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:52pm -

  11. Is Marriage Useless Today?

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie"- This one is originally from November 2010. If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Has marriage become obsolete? According to a recent Time ...

    103 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2012 - 7:45am -

  12. Avoiding The Marriage Zone

    Mod note: Best of Eddie, this was originally posted on 10/16/12. We're all familiar with the Friend Zone and what a drag it can be to find yourself there, but today I'm going to share with you a far worse fate and why you must avoid it at all co ...

    117 comments - 11 silver bananas - Apr 2 2015 - 12:37pm -

  13. Which One of You Dopes Proposed Last Night?

    I'd like to engage in a little thought exercise today. Call it a refresher on Probability and Statistics. You see, my thesis is that at least one and perhaps several members of WSO got engaged last night, and I'd like to find out if I'm rig ...

    113 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 15 2012 - 8:20am -

  14. Princeton Mom to all female students: find a husband

    I'm sure you guys have heard this story by now of the Mom who wrote a letter advising all women at Princeton to marry their classmates before they graduate. The idea being that the dating pool will never be as strong as it is in school and women shou ...

    155 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2013 - 5:28pm -

  15. Sell Your Options Dearly: MARRIAGE

    Andy note: "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 is part of the very popular "Sell Your Options" 5-part series. More to come later this week ...

    69 comments - 22 silver bananas - Jun 27 2012 - 7:45am -

  16. Your thoughts on marriage/serious relationships: opposites attract vs. birds of a feather

    I have been a member and regular visitor of this website for a while now. I love the candidness of the posters and can definitely say that I have learnt a lot here and benefitted from it- from a personal and professional point of view. I was not exposed t ...

    59 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 19 2014 - 8:00pm -

  17. Friend has a huge crush on a married woman

    How can I talk sense into this guy? We're in the same class, and recently he met a married woman who is a first-year. She has only been out of college for a few years and got married last summer. He met her through a student club and has managed to s ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2015 - 9:21pm -

  18. Marrying some one with Debt.

    Ok, I don't plan on marrying some one with debt. But, suppose acurrent GF has ~50k in loans. And one does not currently have any debt to their name, no CC, no student loans, no car payments, nothing. Which has gotten me to wonder what if one happens ...

    73 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 4 2013 - 5:15am -

  19. Sell Your Options Dearly

    mod (Andy) note): "Best of Eddie"- while Eddie is on vacation we're throwing up some of his classic posts from the past. This one from June 2010 was the first in a series of 3 of "Sell Your Options". More to come later this week & ...

    47 comments - 14 silver bananas - Jun 26 2012 - 8:56am -

  20. What is Your Stance on (Gay) Marriage?

    My Disclaimer: Lets try to have an intelligent conversation because I am truly interested in hearing peoples' thoughts. So, here we have a hotly contested debate platform which has become an intriguing topic over the past decade now. I'd like to ...

    88 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2012 - 2:22pm -

  21. Soros: Third Time's a Charm

    It appears congratulations are in order! This is a love story for the ages. At the ripe young age of 82, billionaire hedge fund manager George Soros has finally found his soulmate, the one person on planet Earth who really gets him and completes him. And ...

    31 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 14 2012 - 10:31am -

  22. What to do about aging after marriage?

    What to do, aside from calling Sabrina? Also, how should one deal with the fact that men (on average) age better than women? Given my dedication to beautification I should age much better than average. In any event, is divorce an ethical option? marriage ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 19 2013 - 6:30pm -

  23. To all the single bankers

    I can't find the article but I read once that there are more instances of divorce and infidelity among couples with at least one member in high-finance. Just wondering everyones thoughts on this or stories. marriage Divorce infidelity ...

    42 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 3 2011 - 8:33pm -

  24. My Father (51) Wants To Marry a 21 Year Old...

    Ok, before you write stuff like "good for him!" or "he's my idol," think about this for a second. He is 51, I am 28, my brother is 22 and my sister is 21 (you can imagine her happiness about this of course...same age as the 21 yea ...

    57 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 23 2010 - 10:54am -

  25. Should I fucking marry her now or what? What would YOU do in my shoes, fellow monkeys?

    Don't want to waste your time so I'm gonna keep it short (you can ask me for details if you actually wish to read more): I'm 24, been dating my girlfriend for 2 years- met in college. I'm a 2nd year IB analyst at a major BB. My girlfri ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 10 2011 - 11:21am -

  26. Recessions = Breakups?

    While enjoying a fine chat with another Certified User, an interesting topic for discussion came up. We were talking about watching friends and coworkers enter relationships, get married, and move away--including a whole bunch of them in the last couple o ...

    19 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 13 2012 - 7:45pm -

  27. Friends with a married woman

    Is it healthy to have a friendship with a married woman, where: 1) You dated 2) She texts/calls you an awful lot Is this dynamic normal? Have any of you monkeys experienced it? I would hate to be the cause of someone's issues. women marriage friends ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 17 2013 - 6:07pm -

  28. Where and when do bankers meet their gfs or wives?

    When do most post-MBA associates get married/meet their spouses? It seems to me that most post-MBA associates are married (please correct me if I am wrong on this). If an associate isn't married, where do they ever find the time to meet someone or go ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2010 - 9:47am -

  29. Banks rated by marriageability

    I thought this article was fantastic. To make these types of statements wouldn't someone have to have a very large sample size? Like sleeping with every banker at every firm? Enjoy-- http://news.hereisthecity.com/news/business_news/1... We've ca ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 26 2010 - 10:27am -

  30. What is the optimal age and income level for marriage?

    Too much income will attract gold diggers, and too little income will attract mostly toothless illiterate women. I would especially appreciate an answer from someone who has been married at least once. income marriage ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 26 2013 - 10:32am -

  31. Is Sue Gross a bitch for divorcing Bill gross?

    What does the community think of Sue Gross, Bill Gross' wife of 31 years, divorcing him while he's trying to get back up on his two feet? Was it fair or a low blow? Was it related to his pledge to donate all his money? May be she wants to get ou ...

    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 19 2017 - 3:51pm -

  32. The Single Most Important Choice You Will Ever Make

    Mod note: This is one of the top ranked WSO comments of all time by user initialsCG from the thread "Bankers and Bad Relationships" (5/5/13). Click here to see more top ranked comments. [ex cfo during the dot com period late nineties...] The sin ...

    6 comments - 5 silver bananas - Oct 21 2013 - 6:45pm -

  33. Marriage anyone?

    marriage ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 9:09am -

  34. UK work visa via marriage

    Does anyone here have experience/knowledge of what the process is like if a US citizen marries a UK citizen and wants to work in the UK? Situation is basically my girlfriend (UK citizen) and I (US citizen) want to work/live in London but it's damn di ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 6 2012 - 3:46pm -

  35. Where do you find the time?

    Note: this is a serious question, not a joke, no sarcasm With such hellish hours, how do bankers ever find the time to get married and have a family? time marriage ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2009 - 12:04pm -

  36. Speaking of relationships... Ouch

    Obviously the girl didn't think that the guy was the alpha male he made her believe he was http://youtu.be/Q6gfWpfvGiQ relationship marriage ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 23 2013 - 3:00pm -