I need more of a challenge." In his mind he may be thinking, I can't see myself marrying this girl because she is too easy and knows her way around too well -- but we're talking about dating here, not marriage.

I actually agree with this point -- I try to never ask a woman what her job is or discuss work out of the box.

I would hope we could converse for a few minutes before resorting to "my job is better than yours." Always comes up at some point, but I try to talk about some non-work-related interests first.

Most people on Wall Street are not as bright as they would like to believe they are.

After 13 years of work I know a few things: Most people I work for are not as intelligent as I give them credit for.

Focus on the person in front of you -- she should have your undivided attention. It makes sense when you spend so much time at work that you would fall for someone who does what you do.

If the other people cared as much they would be out with you instead of sending texts/emails. Also, they get the time constraints and pressures of the job.I also try to avoid [work talk] more than others given I work in finance and I don't want them to lump me in a box before I have had a chance to say anything.FYI, you can tell if a guy really works in finance by the use of phrases like "out of the box," "soft circle," etc. As important as it is for a woman to be worldly and well read, nothing frustrates me more than a girl who acts like she knows the intimate details of the financial community because she read a headline.Also, great quote here: “Additionally, you need to be prepared that the volatility of the markets might make your guy’s mood unpredictable, especially on a day that his personal portfolio went down dramatically.” Is this the “Wall Street Guy” equivalent of, “Yeah, he hit me – but only because the Bears lost!" I could care less if you knew anything about the financial markets.I am probably trying to remember if I bought my Lotto tickets today. Yes, but I don’t think this just applies to dating Wall Street guys. Confidence and the way a woman puts herself together in this city makes a big difference. Obviously sexing it up a little doesn't hurt anyone. No, but if it is a first date or you are out trying to find a guy, you better be This is stupid.