Also, great quote here: “Additionally, you need to be prepared that the volatility of the markets might make your guy’s mood unpredictable, especially on a day that his personal portfolio went down dramatically.” Is this the “Wall Street Guy” equivalent of, “Yeah, he hit me – but only because the Bears lost!
" I could care less if you knew anything about the financial markets.
I would hope you have some understanding of the basic news cycle -- but you may have your reasons why you do not.
She explains, “as a professional matchmaker with an office in New York City, many of my clients are very successful, high-profile Wall Street men.” Daniels claims she knows better than anyone what makes Wall Street men tick, so her tips for dating such fellows must be amazing, right?
We decided to put that claim to the test, asking a range of Wall Street men and women what they thought about Daniels’ recommendations.
We’ve cut down to the essence of each of her 10 tips (and added comments from our group of financial industry veterans), for your reading and learning pleasure.
I actually agree with this point -- I try to never ask a woman what her job is or discuss work out of the box.
I would hope we could converse for a few minutes before resorting to "my job is better than yours." Always comes up at some point, but I try to talk about some non-work-related interests first.
I also try to avoid [work talk] more than others given I work in finance and I don't want them to lump me in a box before I have had a chance to say anything.FYI, you can tell if a guy really works in finance by the use of phrases like "out of the box," "soft circle," etc. As important as it is for a woman to be worldly and well read, nothing frustrates me more than a girl who acts like she knows the intimate details of the financial community because she read a headline.For example, if I was dating a fashion designer I would never profess to being a fashion expert because I attended a fashion week show.It's important to stick to what you know and not try to impress.First of all, what kind of adult human doesn’t know that Facebook is going public?The kind who shouldn’t be on dates without a chaperone.