How to meet hardworking finance guys?



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Posted by dingo2006 11 yrs ago
I work in one of the corporate functions dept in an ibank in Central. In my line of business, most are women or married men or unattractive men. I notice there are a few attractive guys on the trading floor. But I only have access to certain floors. Most firm activities are for women... Baking cake, mahjong competition, painting... The only sports activity is dragonboat training. I did that & dated a guy from there. But i dont like his values. We haven't met again. I am studying part time to do an MBA to hope to change to working on the trading floor. But it is not easy....I usually run into the same people only once or twice. I have worked here for half year. I tried to wait in the lobby during lunch hours but I cannot run into those guys. I can meet guys on the street. sometimes, either of us can smile or say hi & go from there... But the probability of running into the same person is so low... How many hours do I need to wait? Everyone go to work or have

lunch at slightly different hours. I also need to study... It is odd if I follow the staff to go to their floors. Can anybody tell me what I can do except waiting to change job internally next year? Where can I meet hardworking & attractive guys? BTW, one of my ex bfs is a hardworking trader but he cannot transfer to here since his investment products are not popular here. He is based in London. I cannot find a guy like him here!

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COMMENTS
Philly Cheese 11 yrs ago
What's so special about all the yahoos on the trading floor? They have a little bit more money than others and like to splurge but aside from that most are still yahoos. You sound too desperate - perfect ONS target for the abovementioned yahoos.

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CaptDave 11 yrs ago
Kudos for taking control of your destiny.


You have dated a man from the trading floor, and you did not like his values. Honestly, if you find more such men, You will likely find their values are the same as his.

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Justin Credible (Part Deux) 11 yrs ago
I am with Philly Cheese and CaptDave on this. I worked in finance and the guys there, bless their monogrammed socks, are, for the great part, high scorers on the douche-o-meter. Ask the semi-nice traders what they would say if their own daughter came home and asked them if it was ok to date a trader and they will promptly answer "hell no".


It seems in that industry you either end up being the coke-bag holder, the kept yet blind-eyed wife, or the office trike! Why would you want to date someone from that industry anyway?


And let me tell you, as you said, its rare to find one in that industry that isn't headed for heart disease, sporting a champagne gut or married...so the good looking ones end up being the biggest w@nkers of the lot, coz they have it made.


Shame about your ex-bf being one of the nice guys but completely out of reach...seems that there in lies a recurring theme.

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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
Jealousy....imagine if can choose to meet 2 types of guys: those work from early morning to late night or those who stay in a bar/club till late night? Greed? Who is not in the world? Would you pick un ugly poor woman if you can pick a successful attractive woman? If you are tall, goodlooking & well educated, would you aim for more or less? If you see short average looking guy gets a nice lady, you know what I mean. If you already studying an MBA, you can aim at working on the trading floor too. HK is a financial city. If you don't aim at math nerds who work in a bank crunching numbers, who else can you pick? A handsome pilot players or biologists? Can

you find one? All boys study math! well, some traders I met are down to earth & modest. Some are arrogant. But in any industry, you find people like this. Some are just not attractive... I have to give up even if they have excellent background & character...

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Loyd Grossman is Miss Venezuela 11 yrs ago
Why not start hanging around public hospitals to look for surgeons or consultants? They may earn a little less upfront but the cashflow is more steady and they will provide you more intelligent kids than a trader. Don't forget, anyone can trade - you certainly don't need an MBA. A share can either go 1) up 2) down 3) not move or 4) disaappear. You only need to be able count to four.

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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
I wish I knew where to hang out when I studied in London. Can't go back now. Well balanced guys are hard to find here. Most are taken. I know a lot of women get top jobs in my firm too. They can buy lots of Chanel hand bags without relying on men. It is not just about money when you target your potential partner. Loads of rich guys here ... Just very few goodlooking & taller than 5'8. The well balanced guys...

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ziggity 11 yrs ago
Wow Dingo you sound pretty amazing!


If I was a guy, and I was the rare species that is: taller than 5'8, good looking, single, well balanced, trader and you spent all your time loitering around the lobby waiting to talk to men, any good looking wealthy man who can buy you lots of Chanel hand bags without having to work for them yourself... well I can tell you that every time I saw you - if in fact I even noticed you - I would run as fast as I could in the other direction towards someone who was actually nice, and liked me. Not someone who saw me as their own personal ATM machine. lol You are simply comedy gold lady. Women like you are a reason I love HK.


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CaptDave 11 yrs ago
I think you're being unfair on Dingo. She has already rejected one trader because of his values, so its fair to assume she's not as bad as some have suggested.


The reality is that many women in this part of the world have a similar attitude and do much worse things to find Mr Right, perhaps they hide it better.


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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
Editor, pls delete this post. It attracts many negative comments from jealous losers. People can't read that I am already working in an bank and studying hard. Not just looking for someone who gives me money. Many women can make money. People look for someone of similar level...

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ziggity 11 yrs ago
Jealous losers... right, but you are hanging out in a lobby trying to chat up men... yes I'm sure we are all very jealous about that...


You do also realise this is an expat forum right?? So the chances that we have pretty swanky jobs is pretty high...


Have you ever considered actually having an interest in life where you might meet men?? Join an activity or something... just putting a crazy though out there

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cookie09 11 yrs ago
golden thread once again. your ex-bf was not called rozza by any chance?



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ejc317 11 yrs ago
Define corporate function. How old are you - most bankers below 30 are not exactly trolling for a relationship

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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
Gosh, it is not a real Q. As I said, I study part time & my job is really busy. My line if business is not related to investment banking. Most of my colleagues don't know guys on that floor. The HK company culture is different. There are very few social activities within the firm. I know a few guys from other floors but you can't hang out often with them & ask if you can introduce those top guys to me. I dated a guy from the IT support on the trading floor & in fact I have interests in others guys not you. All the gossip & embarassment will spread through. Activities? Probably play rugby in football club! Lol. His name not Rozza. But maybe several traders come here to promote a product. He is a very modest, generous, successful guy from Europe. That type of guy mostly just works even on weekends. If the firm helps organise golf playing or sailing, I won't be writing here to see if anyone working in the same firm and can help secretly.


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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
Men don't know about fashion. Well dressed people, expensive cars & properties... Don't know why people come here. I don't wanna come back either. If you want nature, better lifestyle, go to Australia etc.

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ejc317 11 yrs ago
This is really confusing ... from what I can surmise, you work in a support function at an ibank with limited contact with bankers / traders. So I assume you're not even in HR / Compliance ...


You keep mentioning "top guys" ... which I think is a problem. As someone in the industry and an expat - when guys hear comments like that - they will either be scared away or take u for what that comment paints you to be - someone in it to "win it" with a specific goal in mind.


I met the woman I love through friends and I don't think she sees me as a meal ticket and she is not in finance. So either a) adjust your attitude, expectations and maybe values or b) be ready for the type of relationship that those attitudes get you


And if you're okay with B - then just go troll around LKF - you'll find that Mr. Right Now rather than Mr. Right soon enough.


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dingo2006 11 yrs ago
How do u know she doesn't see u as a meal ticket? Lol. Most women just hide their feeling well. When she met you, she already calculated. I am more independent financially. You also expect someone middle class if you earn ok yourself. Not necessarily a trader. Just that most handsome guys work on that floor coincidently. I have also studied finance. My LOB is related to fund side of business. Loads of staff here...I am not just interested in money like most people. I like fashion & attractive people. This makes me picky. Ok, just met a guy who may know someone. End of discussion!

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Loyd Grossman is Miss Venezuela 11 yrs ago
If you want to meet men, be approachable and have a sense of humour. Dress well but not too well. Many people, especially overseas Chinese and Expat Europeans, would probably avoid a work relationship as it can affect their careers. All investment bankers, especially American ones, now work under the Stalinist HR cosh. I mean you don't want someone storming onto the trading floor screaming, "You dirty, two-timing b*stard! Did you f*ck her? Did you f*ck her?" do you? This would have enhanced a man's career in the 1980s but not now.

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Loyd Grossman is Miss Venezuela 11 yrs ago
No, she hasn't. She's just saying that so she doesn't lose face. Believe me, I have two daughters.

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
"I am not just interested in money like most people. "

BIG FAT LIE


"I like fashion & attractive people. This makes me picky."

picky people don't hang in corridors giving smiles to everyone who passes by, hos do that.


and for your record chanel and gucci and prada are not fashion, they are certificates hanging on your shoulder that you are rich and a certified fool to pay thousands of dollars for what costs a few bucks to make.





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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
let them wash their faces and remove tons of makeup and remove the fake eye lashes, and then see if they are ugly or pretty...



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lucas.ogara 11 yrs ago
Many HK ladies (with the notable exception of Miss HK contestants), with the right hair and makeup, are quite attractive.


Unfortunately, many of them have excessive upper-lip hair and, in some cases, full-blown moustaches.


Dingo, if you're still reading this thread, you might boost your chances of roping in a sugar daddy by regularly waxing your upper lip or going the electrolysis / laser hair removal route. If you're already taking care of this issue, then you can disregard my post.

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
and stop standing in corridors giving smiles to every handsome man who passes by...

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
there are some men in between also, who are likely to make more stable partners, they are neither ugly not handsome nor will buy you chanel bags, but will make a faithful life partners...


there stop giving smiles to all the handsome men and look elsewhere also...

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
80% of them ???

wow...

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Justin Credible (Part Deux) 11 yrs ago
Oooh, I heard that one too. I even heard that they don't even look at their passport photos anymore, the only proof its them is from fingerprinting! Lol.


All joking aside though, I don't think that story is too far off. Was at the pool the other day and one of the tenants, young Korean lady with 2 little kiddies, had the most notorious looking half-grapefruit, bolt on titties I have ever seen in years! If the average soccer mom is sporting them....

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lucas.ogara 11 yrs ago
Well, p.mason ... I'm not trying to pick an argument with you but the fact is that if she had a lot in common with the types of guys whom she wanted to meet, she would be meeting them already. From her account (about only having access to certain floors etc.), it seems clear that the building/banking entity where she works segregates employees by their function and that's how she is being kept from prowling for the specific sort of guys she wants.

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coty 11 yrs ago
Agree with mason. Sorry dingo but some people like to make fun of others even bully them on the internet just because they can.

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Beermoney 11 yrs ago
Dingo - you mention that your company doesn't arrange any interesting events or sports. The heads up to this is- The people who normally start these thing in companies are people who have interest in them. Find an interest, understand it then work out a way of how to start a club within your company. All your time wasted sitting in lobbies could be used more wisely creating something to add value to your life and others. You then may find that when your desirable men see you doing something of value rather than shopping for a handbag, you may have to beat them off with a stick.

If you don't like this idea you can sit in the lobby and wait but the average wait time for this to happen is 426 hours completed in 48 minute stint's. Keeping in mind that eating and drinking during this process reduces the effectiveness.

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dingoberry 11 yrs ago
dingo - time will come.

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
yes dingos's time will come

when she will hook a handsome young man from the forbidden floor :-)

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yamachika 11 yrs ago
dingo - don't let anyone catch you waiting in the lobby smiling at men. that's a bit creepy and will likely hurt your chances.


you will find plenty of finance guys if you hit lkf clubs.

find a friend with similar ambitions and hang out at "prive" and/or "hyde".

make sure your friend is not too ugly, but uglier than you. The balance is importnat so she will not scare potential suiters away, but won't steal your spotlight.

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Ed 11 yrs ago
Funny... that's similar to the strategy that financial advisers us when they cold call me... 'your friend gave me your number blah blah'

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ziggity 11 yrs ago
Brilliant, do that Dingo, it'll be great. Not weird or desperate at all. I think you and cyberience would get on as friends.



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Justin Credible (Part Deux) 11 yrs ago
Lol, Ed, that was priceless.

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dingoberry 11 yrs ago
Or, do some volunteering. Finance guy, Why you want them? You only like guys who work in Finance? Is it just love / just all about the money??

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bbrave 11 yrs ago
OP: I think you're suffering from the 'grass is always greener on the other side' syndrome.


How do you know the guys on the trading floor are any better looking than the fellows in your current department? Just because you dated one decent guy who happened to be trader it certainly doesn't mean all traders will be nice.


The selection of guys on the trading floor may not be as wonderful as you dreamed and then you'll might wish you were back to your current dept. However, my guess, you'll wish you were in yet another ideal floor, department, industry, etc.


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hottrade74 11 yrs ago
ok...I'm a trader.....firstly we dont get our own cofees...that is what juniors are for....second: Dingo, do us all a favour and give up....... no one I know wants a freak that hangs around lobbies waiting to meet a finance guy....trust me....they will shag you, yes, but never date you......

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Syed_Scorpio 11 yrs ago
no no hottrade74


she is studying MBA also to gain access to traders floor, so it is not just the lobby/smile thing, she is seriously pursuing it, now that is some serious dedication to hook a trader,


and would you be surprised she is not the only one around, there are many of her kind in hong kong.

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awfurby 11 yrs ago
Dingo - when they leave work at night, follow them to where they go drinking (make sure you bring a couple of friends). Wear something a bit sleazy so you attract their attention. If they're interested they'll buy you a drink. If they aren't they won't and you're wasting your time. Good luck.

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coty 11 yrs ago
Why finance guys? Isn't every one already in finance here? Only the newly arrived traders brag about what they do... especially if they were unemployed or still in school before coming here.

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cookie09 11 yrs ago
2000 views for this thread???

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adele78 11 yrs ago
@hottrade74, has she sent you a PM with dirty pics yet? I think you summed it up nicely.


' no one I know wants a freak that hangs around lobbies waiting to meet a finance guy....trust me....they will shag you, yes, but never date you......'



@Syed_Scorpio, you make me laugh, keep it coming!



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mycalho 11 yrs ago
Hey Dingo ......... So quiet alrdy ....... guess you realized you had better shut your mouth .......... cuz it looks like you really didnt put much thoughts before writing .... especially for a understudy MBA ...... You are alrdy in the BANK itself, who better else to access the traders than yourself ...... I have female friends like you with MBA, who speak their mind freely without thinking ........ they are still desperate, lonely and looking for that someone at age 40.


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evlyn 11 yrs ago
if you are really serious about it, just post a personal ad with the title "female dingo looking for hot traders", your dream will come true. no need to wait.


if and as soon as my date start inquiring too much about my profession or seeking roundabout ways of finding out how much i earn, on a first date i start treating her like the piece of meat that she is.

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