But all of a sudden, this French guy who’d disappeared for a few days popped up asking to meet up for a drink.
"We put two and two together and figured out that it was the economy, not us," Petrus recalled at a recent meeting in a New York hotel lobby bar. "But all of a sudden," she said, her boyfriend "couldn't focus.
"When guys in banking are going through this, they can't handle a relationship." (She and her boyfriend split up last year; he declined to discuss it.) Many of the women said that as the economic crisis struck last fall, they began tracking the markets during the day to predict the moods that the men they loved might be in later. If he stayed over he'd be up at some random hour checking his Black Berry, Bloomberg and CNBC." Cameron said that she and her boyfriend broke up at the end of November but that they still saw each other occasionally.
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For Christine Cameron, the recession became real when the financial analyst she had been dating for about a year would get drunk and disappear while they were out together, then accuse her the next day of being the one who had absconded.