The Craigs List Ad: Are Wall Street Guys Online Dating Duds?
First we had Spread-Sheet Guy who listed his dates and ranked them on his computer. Everyone thought it was horrific. We thought he was organized, but his date decided to exploit it and it spread throughout the Internet like wildfire.
Now, another Wall Street guy appears to be online dating challenged.
As reported on the Huffington Post, one busy financial guy is hoping to outsource his love life as he manages the ups and downs of his clients’ millions.
Is he too busy, dating challenged, or is he just a pay-to-play guy? This story too, is going viral. In his ad on Craigs List, Wall Street Guy says the following:
Online Dating Writer/Manager Wanted
I’m looking for a female who can screen, write and set up telephone calls from potential online dating websites. I’m a busy Wall Street professional and don’t have time to do this myself.
The job will be off-premises using your own computer.
- Compensation is negotiable.
- Telecommuting is ok.
- This is a part-time job.
- Principals only. Recruiters do not contact this job poster.
- Please, no phone calls about this job.
- Please do not contact poster about other services, jobs, or commercial interests
Here at Cyber-Dating Expert, we believe in authenticity. We help singles find love online and pride ourselves in creating irresistible profiles. We don’t do it without the live input of our clients. Our sessions are done with the single dater via Skype, in person, or on the phone. It’s a collaborative effort. We don’t ghost write emails, but teach singles how to communicate effectively on the Internet. We don’t set up dates for our clients, but will do custom searches as a digital matchmaker and explain why we think they’d be worth writing to. We suggest how to craft the email to teach singles how be successful with online dating. We help guide the process, so singles don’t end up as digital pen-pals.
Whether you manage a family or you manage millions of dollars, everyone is busy with a to-do list that never manages to get completed.
We know there are people who ghost-write emails and plenty of Matchmakers set up dates for their clients, but there comes a point where you need to communicate online, on the phone, and meet IRL. We have some questions we have for Wall Street guy:
1. Should your ghostwriter show up on the date and give a thumbs up or thumbs down?
2. Will she be at your wedding as the maid of honor or coordinate the guest list?
3. Do you think that hiring a woman is better than hiring a man, or are you looking for another potential date with your Craig’s List ad?
4. If none of the dates information can appear on your computer, are you married, in-a-relationship, or embarrassed? In case you haven’t noticed, the stigma about online dating is gone.
Is completely managing someone’s digital love life no different than having someone else sit in the classroom for you, take your test, and receive the grade on their report card? Is is the same as having Aunt Sally match you up with the neighbor’s daughter and placing the phone call on your behalf?
Where do we draw the line between genuinely wanting to fall in love naturally and outsourcing your entire love life?
We know singles need help in this crowded digital marketplace. We also know you’ll shine on your own if you’re genuine and authentic.
Your comments are welcome.
Julie Spira is an online dating expert and bestselling author of The Perils of Cyber-Dating. As a digital matchmaker, creates irresistible profiles for singles on the dating scene. for more dating advice, sign up for the Weekly Flirt, follow @JulieSpira on Twitter and like her at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.