Lonely securities trader Larry Greenfield, 47, has plunked down more than $65,000 on high-end matchmaking services — all in the hopes of finding his ideal wife.
The New York Post reports that after trying six different agencies over the past 12 years — and seeing 250 women — without success, the bachelor is blasting the expensive dating services as a 'rip-off'.
But the matchmakers are firing back, saying Greenfield wants women who are simply out of his league.
Greenfield, who retired after a successful career at Opus Trading in Jericho, Long Island, says he would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an 'alpha'.
One guy posted a rather unkind comment on the story:
'He would gladly trade his riches in exchange for finding a woman who meets his exacting standards: beautiful, thin, smart, Jewish, a sense of humor and from New York — but not an 'alpha'.
Now go back up to the article and take a look at Larry, now you can see why he will never get this type of woman, obviously...'
In the meantime, The Post reports that Wall Street traders (as Larry once was) are likely to have a tough time this year.
The newspaper reports that Wall Street traders, among the best paid in financial circles, are facing another meager bonus season this year — at least by Street standards — after a rough 2011 saw bonuses slashed by as much as 30%.
Although some groups will fare better than others, equity traders could see their prized bonuses shredded again in 2012 — by as much as 35%, according to recruiters and others.
In addition to lower bonuses, Wall Streeters are likely to see less of the payout in cash and more in stock — with the stock facing longer deferral periods, one recruiter, Michael Karp, co-founder of Options Group, said.
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