Don't expect romance, look sexy and keep your stories short and sweet: Matchmaker's dated guide to men on Wall Street
Many single girls will agree that, along with that all-important sense of humour and handsome looks, they would like to date a man with money. And where better to find such a man than on Wall Street.
Now a New York matchmaker has written a guide that instructs readers how to date a man who spends his working day in that financial Mecca.
Unfortunately for Samantha Daniels, who is behind an article titled How to Date a Wall Street Man, the advice comes across as somewhat dated.
Secrets of seduction Matchmaker Samantha Daniels tells women to 'be sexy' and to keep her own anecdotes brief if she wants to date a Wall Street man
Ms Daniels, who has 12 years' experience in the field and counts many 'very successful, high profile Wall Street men' as clients, tells her CNBC readers to 'be sexy' and to keep her own anecdotes and stories brief 'because the mind of a Wall Street man is always moving so rapidly'.
In tips that might have come from the mind of Mad Men's Betty Draper, she also advises prospective Wall Street girlfriends to help make life 'convenient and easy' for their man.
As with Millionaire Matchmaker star Patti Stanger, there is no sugar-coating in Ms Daniels' words of wisdom.
Matchmaker: Ms Daniels has been advising her upscale clients on relationships for 12 years
She admits dating a man with Wall Street wealth might not be as fun as some readers might imagine, warning them that he may want to talk shop, and he's not likely to be the romantic type.
She writes: 'Unfortunately, a lot of
guys on Wall Street have a hard time leaving work at the office; it's your job to get his mind on you and off the S&P.'
She continues: 'Wall Street men especially are very business-like and think practically not romantically,' adding: 'Don’t get upset if your plans get scheduled by his assistant.'
He may even check his Blackberry or take a call during dinner, she warns, and one should not get upset by that.
In fact, if one were to take all of Ms Daniels' words to heart, dating a Wall Street man does not sound much like fun at all.
Some of the advice, of course, does have its roots in common sense, but could be applied to dating any man, not specifically one that works on Wall Street.
An instruction to 'learn a little something about the financial markets' is not a bad idea – essentially, if one is interested in a man, one should take an interest in their world too.
And expanding on the idea of 'looking sexy', she makes sense when she explains that it is just a question of looking your best, rather than dressing in a sleazy way.
Anyone wishing to heed her other pearls of wisdom should consider doing so with a very generous pinch of salt.