Whether you are dating an investment banker or are curious about what dating one might entail, be advised that though your date may be smart, dapper and well-heeled, and possibly a challenge, in the end, courtesy, common sense and modesty can go a long way in making dating "work." Get past the image.
Sure, investment bankers have a lot going for them, and it's just not their expensive tailored clothing and sporty cars, or their drive and ambition that can be so alluring.
While it is likely that the investment banker you are dating can afford to take you out to eat at fine dining establishments many times over, do not make the nice meal the primary reason you are dating him.
For one, it is not courteous, and two, if he has been laid off, it may be placing him in a difficult position to have to pay an expensive bill.
In recent years, hit hard by the financial downturn, investment bankers and those who date them have seen hard times not only on their pocketbooks but in their relationships.
In response to this, support groups have formed where significant others of investment bankers come together to share their trials.
Come clean from the start, otherwise there could be bumps later down the road.