An online exchange between a woman looking for a husband who earns more than 0,000 a year and a mystery Wall Street banker, who assessed her potential for romance as a business deal, has cause quite an Internet stir.
Clearly not everyone in finance is facing the prospect of a solitary evening in with a box-set.
Wereko-Brobby runs Social Concierge, a membership-only dating and networking group for people in their 20s and 30s, with branches in London and New York City.
With five years’ experience helping young finance professionals find partners and weekly private events in London’s Mayfair, Chelsea and Shoreditch, Wereko-Brobby has a good handle on the love lives of analysts and associates.
” We are very much supporters of those who work very hard in this city and just can’t bare the idea of logging on for love after 11 hours in the office,” says Wereko-Brobby.
It’s a, “hot area full of very creative, engaging and driven former bankers,” Wereko-Brobby tells us.
“Bankers tend to work extremely long hours and, for some, their schedules are very much at the mercy of their employers,” says the dating guru.” The mystery banker, who said he fit the bill, offered the woman an analysis of her predicament, describing it as “plain and simple a crappy business deal.” “Your looks will fade and my money will likely continue into perpetuity ...in fact, it is very likely that my income increases but it is an absolute certainty that you won’t be getting any more beautiful! “So, in economic terms you are a depreciating asset and I am an earning asset,” he said. ” “It doesn’t make good business sense to ”buy you“ (which is what you’re asking) so I’d rather lease,” he said.“Clients in finance tend to have a perfectionist streak and think of reaching certain goals before they really focus on dating,” says the date-meister.“I’ll work to this promotion and then I’ll sort out my love life.I’m saving for a house, and after that I’ll get social again.” If you work in advertising or another creative field, Wereko-Brobby says you’re more likely to find love at work than if you work in finance.