"I have a finance degree and worked in wholesale lending for 7 months but currently, without getting into details, you could loosely refer to me as working in agricultural export finance. I'll assume the finance guy pitch was solely for publicity by my date (which was brilliant)." That the survey went viral is not about dating but about Wall-Street bashing.
Mike says his survey "gained traction because any opportunity to ridicule Wall Street is seized upon." He kind of has a point.
It didn't seem like he got out much." This little story of a man, a woman, and the aftermath of their four dates went on to be picked up elsewhere, because, as we wrote at the time, "Everything We Do While Dating Is Creepy and Potentially Viral," and Stolar's survey fit the bill perfectly. "Finance guy," a/k/a guy with a career we can hate, check.
Embarrassing public disclosure of that which had been intended as private, check.
"As the story grew I got a promotion each time it was picked up by a new outlet," he writes.
"You're wasting a lot of time if you refuse to learn anything from your experiences by not wanting to be the 'creepy/nerdy/analytical guy who takes notes,'" says Stolar.
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Well, actually, we'll get to that bit of popular misinformation in a second.
Just don't share it with your dates was the caveat. Stolar says that "Dating is now presented as women fending off creepy guys searching for the one normal guy out of two dozen 'creepy finance guys.'" And it's true, the word "creep" gets thrown around a lot more with regard to men than women, but a lot in general, nowadays.
"Here is the reality of my 'fling' with this girl," he writes, "Four dates that, honestly, she kept pushing for although she was clearly looking for something strictly physical, if you know what I mean....Cross burst onto the scene in 1980 with his self-titled debut album.