29." In the article, the women said all kinds of delightfully outrageous stuff. 28 about women who commiserated over dating Wall Street bankers caught in the financial crisis described a group they had formed, Dating a Banker Anonymous, as a support group. Its creators originally told The Times that about 30 women had participated, but since publication, they have said that all involved were friends.
One of the women, Dawn Spinner Davis, 26, complained that her 28-year-old private wealth manager wasn't nearly the man he used to be. Laney Crowell, one of the women who started the blog, said in the article that it was “very tongue in cheek;” she has since described it as a satire that embellishes true experiences for effect.
Many say they’d rather date teachers or some exotic trapeze artist–anything different from what they already do.
Some single women who love bankers retract their love when ‘status’ falls away.We recall the DABA girls (Dating a Banker Anonymous) covered in the NY Times who started a group for girlfriends of bankers during the recession. Laney Crowell, a then-employee of Stylecaster.com, and Megan Petrus, a lawyer, billed themselves on their blog, Dating A Banker Anonymous, as founders of a support group for the woeful significant others of former Wall Street hotshots, now tragically forced to give up nights at Nobu and Tenjune.The Times reported on their service to downtrodden trophy girlfriends everywhere (or at least those in the West Village), and we even defended them ourselves.But it turns out there’s not much to suggested that the Times got Punk’d, claiming the site was all part of a ploy for a book deal.
They were right — though their main argument was that the site was registered in January, though it claimed to have started in September.“It does all come from truth, and you make it funny. “It’s kind of a bummer that Newsweek felt the need to ruin the joke,” Crowell complained to us.All the stories come from people who write to I don’t see what the big deal is, you know? “Some stuff is true, and some stuff is just funny.” But wait.If they have a mate who excels at these things, it can balance them out and it will be less they have to deal with. SOMEONE SIMPLE WHO CAN TAKE THEIR MIND OFF OF WORK: After a day inundated with industry-related concerns it might be nice to escape shop talk, pressure and join someone in a completely different world to de-stress.This could apply to male or female bankers, or career singles in general). MUTUAL INTERESTS AND INTELLECT IS IMPORTANT: When looks fade and novelty of another background wears off, what will you talk about?Their blog was billed as “free from the scrutiny of feminists,” inviting women to join “if your monthly Bergdorf’s allowance has been halved and bottle service has all but disappeared from your life.” They complained when their lifestyle changed because their boyfriends had lost their jobs.