Wall street dating spreadsheet
It’s worth mentioning that more than one person from wildly different sectors of my personal life forwarded the document to me as well. No — I have no tight affiliation with the gentlemen of Wall Street.The stupid thing had reached old school meme-itude, that’s all.(MORE: ‘Gordon Gekko’ Joins FBI Battle Against Wall Street Fraud) And this kind of anecdote floats around constantly. An idiotic (this time, New York-based) Finance Guy entered each of his dates into a spreadsheet, meticulously rating each woman he went out with and chronicling every contact he had with them (including text messages).
It’s hardly any surprise that Gordon Gekko and Patrick Bateman were each conceived within roughly five years of each other.
Gekko splashed onto the screen mere months after the late ’80s-early ’90s market crash, while Bateman arose in the pages of Bret Easton Ellis’ famed “American Psycho” toward the tail end of the malaise.
These characters encapsulated the collective attitude toward Wall Street’s villains at the time — a mixture of fear and a little amusement. But who doesn’t recite the phrase “greed is good” without a smirk? Wants Airlines to Cut Carbon, But Other Nations Are Balking) And it’s with this mix that we approach the “creepy dudes of Wall Street.” Sure, none of these guys are Gekkos.
And men in other quote-un-quote prestige fields rarely suffer the same stigma. That’s not really a “thing.” Sure, they happen — but rarely is the phrase “that’s what you get for going out with a doctor!
This week saw yet another jaw-dropping tale of Wall Street prattishness, this time in the form of a post-date survey. (This is the case with a lot of these confessional, finance-date posts.) After going on a handful of dates, the tipster (a woman) says the pair parted ways — at which point she received a “Date Response Form.” It was a post-mortem review sheet, courtesy of Mike. ” (coupled with “Are you a feminist,” amusingly enough) and “How are Mike’s conversation skills? It reads like the dialogue from a mediocre, experimental one-act play.
It included questions like “Mike is very self conscious about his hair. But as far as anyone can tell, the questions are deadly serious.