She explained: 'One of his best friends told me that my job is now to keep him calm and keep him from dying at the age of 35 but it’s not what I signed up for.'Her situation is shared by Christine Cameron whose financial analyst boyfriend kept getting drunk and would disappear while they were out together, then accuse her the next day of being the one who had gone missing. Attended by about 30 women, mostly in their twenties, the groups mantra includes a simple three step guide to easing their economic and emotional woes: Step 1: Slip into a dress and heels.
Online Dating Scams and Hoaxes Back in January of this year, we were treated to the “Dating a Banker Anonymous” hoax, courtesy of the DABA Girls and their unintentional helpers at The New York Times.
A Times story that month talked about an online support group for single women dating men in the financial sector.
Sure, a spoiled girlfriend who whines that she can no longer dine nightly at Manhattan's finest restauraunts is an obnoxious narrator to guide us through this recession.
But don't claim it's the "feminists" who are bringing you down, girlfriend.
Instead of a "safe place" that is "free from the scrutiny of feminists," the blog could more correctly situate itself as a priveledged place, free from the scrutiny of the poor.
Dawn Spinner Davis, 26, a beauty writer, said the downward-trending graphs began to make sense when the man she married on Nov.Supporting their greedy husbands in boom time came easy with a platinum credit card and a house in the Hamptons but the privileged princesses have found the pressures of tightening the purse strings, and the strains it puts on their relationship, so hard they've set up Dating a Banker Anonymous.The support group meets for lunches and cocktails where they share sad tales of credit card cancellations and reminisce about the good times, and have even launched an online blog to cope with the fallout of the financial crisis.The feminist line comes as a half-serious inward jab—-like the lamentation at a halved "monthly Bergdorf’s allowance," it is a joke that reveals a deeper worry.And yet, as I paged through the blog's entries, I had a hard time pinning down a feminist critique of the project.Dressed modestly in jeans and a pullover, Crowell describes her DABA identity as an online "character" and admits that she doesn't actually know anyone with a boyfriend-backed credit card or a slashed department-store allowance.