Dating a banker anoymous
Perhaps most especially on “Wall Street,” status, perceptions and stereotypes prevail so it’s a good microcosm from which to examine our blocks to love, on either front.
And as Mother Teresa once said, ‘If you judge people, you have no time to love them.’ So let’s start there.
Social Concierge’s annual membership fee of up to £6,000 buys a monthly blind date and a chat with Wereko-Brobby, where she grills clients on their habits, hopes and dreams to pin down their ideal match.
The club is putting on a month of consultations in the Square Mile and further afield in a bid to save the city’s love life.
It wasn’t the addiction to sleeping pills or the series of failed relationships that set the alarm bells ringing.
Many say they’d rather date teachers or some exotic trapeze artist–anything different from what they already do.
The Times had chronicled the meetings and Web site of this purported support group for girlfriends of Wall Street machers whose dating lives had recently been drained of their liquidity.
The story had been an attention-grabbing squealer of a trend piece that left readers’ eyes popped with repulsion: Here were the public woes of New York babes in their 20s and 30s whose former high-earning boyfriends had once wined and dined them but now were depressed and moody.
Don’t worry, I’m not about to go all Carrie Bradshaw on you, so if you’re worried this will turn into a paean to past paramours, fear not. Which admittedly adds a little frisson to the whole affair, but let’s not run away with ourselves. And even the most high-flying, cash-raking multi-squillionaire banker can’t quite shake off the profession’s prosaic connotations. But the truth is, the IB and his ilk were paid a stomach-curdling fortune to while away the best years of their lives at the beck and call of Mammon.
See, the way things have gone for bankers of late, I feel a bit like I stepped out with Satan. Don’t get me started on the hair conditioner.) The point is, if money is the root of all evil, bankers were its boom-time shoots. In my defence, I did so before the bottom fell out of the banking system and bankers the world over were suddenly out of favour, and long before the services of Dating A Banker Anonymous, a purported support group recently set up online for girlfriends of bankers coping with the downsizing of their bling-ed lives post-economic crash, were required.Conversely, some women don’t date bankers because they find them self-absorbed, too busy and overly work-focused.