NYT: “It’s the Economy, Girlfriend”

January 29, 2009 at 12:20 pm  ·  Category: Business Culture and Current Events

We put two and two together and figured out that it was the economy, not us.  When guys in banking are going through this, they can’t handle a relationship.

Megan Petrus, a lawyer who broke up with her banker boyfriend last year

We felt our relationships were being victimized by the economy and there was nothing we could do to stop it.  Not knowing what else to do, we did what enraged yet articulate people have done since the beginning of time. We started a blog.

“It All Started When”, Dating A Banker Anonymous Blog, first post, September 25, 2008

The New York Times had a story in yesterday’s paper, “It’s the Economy, Girlfriend”, about women who are struggling dating a banker during the financial crisis and started a blog: Dating A Banker Anonymous.

Here’s a taste:

Thanks to the recession, I now have a completely devoted BF, which is exactly what I wanted.  So I should be happy, right?  Wrong.  I’m bored and can’t stop thinking about my perpetually unattainable Euro ex-boyfriend who is recession proof courtesy of an offshore trust account.  To be honest, I’m only with my BF because I just don’t have the heart to change my facebook status from “in a relationship” to “I ain’t saying I’m a gold digger, but I ain’t messin’ with no broke banker.

“Ain’t Messin’ With No Broke Banker”, from a woman whose boyfriend lost his job

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