Would you date a hipster?

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CFACurse's picture

I work in the financial industry, hedge fund, to be specific, and I live in Manhattan (LES).

Yesterday I was asked by a coworker if I would ever date a hipster. I want to see how everyone else would respond.

So… Working in the financial industry, would you date a hipster (like someone who lives in Greene Point and is an aspiring artist/photographer/actress or whatever)? And do you think they have the same feeling towards us conformists as we do towards their laziness?

Just curious to see other people’s opinions because despite the music I listen to and my relaxed attitude, I find myself being despised by hipsters becuase of where I work. lol

bchad's picture

Maybe you could bail out a hipster?

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

itstoohot's picture

I did once for a short period of time, was a mistake. No, never ever..

Keys's picture

There are alotta cute hipsters in the ‘burg

CFACurse's picture

Keys Wrote:
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> There are alotta cute hipsters in the ‘burg

haha - there definitely are. I was seeing this one chick who was was an aspiring actress/yoga instructor/writing a book. She was hot, but she was such a space cadet… I couldn’t stand her. Needless to say, it didn’t last long. And from then on I just generally disregard them altogether.

CFA Jay's picture

this is a stupid question…if she is cool and pretty then why not?

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artvandalay's picture

Who are you calling a hipster dufus?

eureka's picture

I tend to date women that don’t work in finance or law, probably because they tend to be more creative and I like that. I think I can tolerate hipsterness (by which I mean pointless pretension and general craziness) at about a 4 level on a scale of 1 to 10. See the below chart for a more detail picture of this, totally suitable for work.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinosonic/3610504614/in/set-72157607301347505/

"It's not what you do, it's how it's done"

CFACurse's picture

eureka Wrote:
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> (by which I mean pointless pretension
> and general craziness)

+100 hahahahahhaha. Couldn’t have said it better

frisian's picture

CFACurse Wrote:

> aspiring actress

Run like hell.

Back when I was single, I didn’t make many hard and fast rules about potential targets, but there’s no way I’d ever get involved with an actress. The drama queen quotient is off the charts.

eureka's picture

CFACurse Wrote:
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> +100 hahahahahhaha. Couldn’t have said it
> better

If you think what I said is spot on check out the link to that chart. The artist who made that really nailed it.

"It's not what you do, it's how it's done"

mar350's picture

eureka Wrote:
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> http://www.flickr.com/photos/dinosonic/3610504614/
> in/set-72157607301347505/

love it!!!

feels like it should be an exponential curve

Lara-Lilly's picture

Well, I generally think that relationships don’t have much of a chance if the partners don’t have the same long-term goals.

If I weren’t married, I doubt I’d date a male hipster. A friend of mine is into all this cultural stuff and knows a lot of artists. I’m a very tolerant person, so I sometimes have polite conversations with them, but I could never imagine dating someone like that. Many of those self-proclaimed artists are so incredibly arrogant and self-obsessed that it makes me sick.

One of my first boyfriends was also a hipster. He was a really nice guy, but after a while I couldn’t stand him anymore. Once he forced me to listed to a poem he had written. It was 3 A4 pages long, and in really tiny writing. To make things worse, he explained the meaning and purpose of every single word , e.g.

“You see this full stop? It’s hard to tell, but this full stop is in Font-size 12, whereas the writing is in font-size 10. Now, what do you think this represents? Is the end of the phrase made more significant by that? Do you feel the absoluteness of this full-stop. How full is it really?”

…..after having to listen to that for several hours, I realised that he probably wasn’t the man of my dreams after all.

In capitalism one man expolits another man. In communism, it's the other way round.

bchad's picture

My sweet hipster girl
She only writes in haiku
Then we get busy.

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

eureka's picture

Trying to define it, what is a hipster?

1) Can a hipster have a graduate degree, or does that represent too much affiliation with the establishment? If so, how high of a degree?
2) If you wear scarves in not exceptionally cold weather? Or, handkerchiefs if you are not a cowboy/girl?
3) If you are always convincing yourself that you are not a hipster?
4) If you ride a single speed bike?

Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
A Haven’t you HEARD?

"It's not what you do, it's how it's done"

ASSet_MANagement's picture

eureka Wrote:
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> Trying to define it, what is a hipster?
>
> 1) Can a hipster have a graduate degree, or does
> that represent too much affiliation with the
> establishment? If so, how high of a degree?

GED or lower preferred, in fact, the ideal hipster would have cut all through elementary school except during art, recess, and lunch (because all hipsters have >20% body fat).

> 2) If you wear scarves in not exceptionally cold
> weather? Or, handkerchiefs if you are not a
> cowboy/girl?

Anything that will clash with or make less sense with the garb youre wearing the better. So scarves in Miami and tank tops in canada.

> 3) If you are always convincing yourself that you
> are not a hipster?

If you’re programmed response is “I heard about that band like 5 months ago” then you’re a hipster. If you become invisible in a snow storm you’re a hipster. If your body looks like a plastic bag full of mud, yep, you’re a hipster.

> 4) If you ride a single speed bike?

A single speed bike…with no brakes. Darwin called, he said physics win.

> Q: How many hipsters does it take to screw in a
> light bulb?
> A Haven’t you HEARD?

None, scewing in a lightbulb requires A) physical activity and B) conformance to being on the “grid.”

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> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

eureka's picture

ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> and lunch (because all
> hipsters have >20% body fat).
>

Maybe it’s different in the south, but I think of hipsters as being absurdly skinny due to a combination or poverty (real or assumed), chain smoking, vegetarianism and skinny jeans.

"It's not what you do, it's how it's done"

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eureka Wrote:
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> > and lunch (because all
> > hipsters have >20% body fat).
> >
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> Maybe it’s different in the south, but I think of
> hipsters as being absurdly skinny due to a
> combination or poverty (real or assumed), chain
> smoking, vegetarianism and skinny jeans.

Having terrible BF% does not directly correlate to being large in size.

Hipsters probably have little to no muscle mass. Just enough to pull their skinny jeans on and maybe pedal backwards on their brakeless bikes.

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

ASSet_MANagement's picture

Would I date a hipster?

Would I tug it with a handful of broken glass?

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

former trader's picture

ASSet_MANagement Wrote:

>and
> maybe pedal backwards on their brakeless bikes.

Gold.

recycler's picture

I married one. I’m analytical, risk adverse, a bit introverted and dull. She’s exactly the opposite - spontaneous, outgoing and creative. I wouldn’t want it any other way. We balance each other out. I would absolutely hate to marry someone in finance.

ASSet_MANagement's picture

Once I saw this ——-> recycler

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> I married one. I’m analytical, risk adverse, a bit
> introverted and dull. She’s exactly the opposite -
> spontaneous, outgoing and creative. I wouldn’t
> want it any other way. We balance each other out.
> I would absolutely hate to marry someone in
> finance.

I disregarded this ^

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

ASSet_MANagement's picture

But if you’re happy, more power to you. Girls seem to hate me after the 3rd or 4th time we hang out.

Go figure.

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

bchad's picture

^^ Perhaps because they find the photos that you post of them on the internet, along with (sometimes graphic) descriptions of what you supposedly did together in private???

Or maybe they just pick up on the value system that drives that kind of thing and decide (smartly) to stay away.

You want a quote?  Haven’t I written enough already???

eureka's picture

I’m dating an art history ABD (all but disertatin) PHD. I don’t think she is enough of a hipster (pretension being the primary trait of “bad” hipsterness imo) to bother me. Also, she has a boat and I get to go to art events, get drunk and criticize art even though I have no talent in that regard.

Btw, y’all should check out Exit Through the Gift Shop. Great flick.

"It's not what you do, it's how it's done"

ASSet_MANagement's picture

bchadwick Wrote:
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> ^^ Perhaps because they find the photos that you
> post of them on the internet, along with
> (sometimes graphic) descriptions of what you
> supposedly did together in private???
>
> Or maybe they just pick up on the value system
> that drives that kind of thing and decide
> (smartly) to stay away.

*shrugs shoulders, walks away*

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

poolparty's picture

I don’t even know what a hipster is anymore. I would date a hipster if she was attractive, didn’t like going to concerts, had any sense of finance and did crossfit.

recycler's picture

Like most screen names on the internets, there is a story behind mine and it would be incorrect to infer that I’m a hipster.

Your screen name is perfect example of this since you get no a$s and manage no assets.

ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> Once I saw this ——-> recycler
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>
>
> ————————————————–
> —–
> > I married one. I’m analytical, risk adverse, a
> bit
> > introverted and dull. She’s exactly the opposite
> -
> > spontaneous, outgoing and creative. I wouldn’t
> > want it any other way. We balance each other
> out.
> > I would absolutely hate to marry someone in
> > finance.
>
>
> I disregarded this ^

mwvt9's picture

poolparty Wrote:
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> I don’t even know what a hipster is anymore. I
> would date a hipster if she was attractive, didn’t
> like going to concerts, had any sense of finance
> and did crossfit.

Crossfit is sick. I want to do it.

QuantJock_MBA's picture

poolparty Wrote:
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> I don’t even know what a hipster is anymore. I
> would date a hipster if she was attractive, didn’t
> like going to concerts, had any sense of finance
> and did crossfit.

Hipsters can be easily identified by their excessively portrayed personalities and attitudes of being “too cool for life,” as well as their belief that they are “cooler” than others, all of whom in their eyes who follow trends/the mainstream (which is somehow not the same as hipsters following the hipster trend). 97% of all hipsters are hypocrites.

Hipsterism is highly contagious and can quickly spread to others if there is a high volume of hipsters present. Thus, if you live in an area with a high density of hipsters, the stores, restaurants, etc. will tend to reflect their tastes/lifestyle. Interestingly, despite being the trendiest of trends, neighborhoods that have suffered from hipsterism have generally increased in property value.

Hipsters frequently dress in the same general manner, despite describing that manner has being unique/individual. This usually includes vintage clothing, clothing from thrift stores, ironic clothing, plaid, tight pants, metro-sexual clothing, clothing meant to appear ragged/poor (despite it’s wearer being middle to upper-middle class and receiving all their money from wealthy parents in the form of an allowance, rather than working/living in reality), etc. They may also wear unnecessary accessories such as scarves during the summer, sunglasses indoors, etc.

Hipsters are also associated with indie music, contemporary art, etc. Unfortunately, their attempts to turn away from the mainstream and “kitsch” to a more bohemian-like lifestyle has ruined much of what they now claim as theirs (ie: indie music is now dominated by a scene and has little to do with the actual music, contemporary art is plagued with over dramatic plays and poor work/weak conceptual ideas, coffee shop atmospheres are ruined by their judgmental attitude towards all non-hipsters, etc.) In essence, the things they helped to build have lost all value and meaning, but that is appropriate to the apathetic, lack of originality that is possessed by all hipsters.

Knowing the truth about what they are, most hipsters will deny that they are a hipster. However, it should be noted, there are some people who fit the hipster description and are legitimate in their interests, activities, and lifestyle, but this is extremely rare.

Despite their likely denials of being a hipster, and a belief in rugged individuality (which has turned into a conformity apart from “mainstream conformity”), to be a hipster, one must win the approval of other hipsters. Thus, it is impossible for a naturally “non-coo” person to ever achieve hipster status. This of course, is yet another contradiction. Over all, hipsters lead a judgmental, elitist lifestyle, as aforementioned, with a strong conviction in the belief that they are “cooler than life.”

For some reason, hipsters like Pabst Blue Ribbon, possibly one of the worst, most watered-down beers available… Apparently it’s cool to have bad taste, an important detail to remember for any aspiring hipster.

If one is at all unsure of whether a person is in fact a hipster, the yuppie/douche test never fails. If the person comes across in any way as a pretentious, hypocritical, yuppie douche, they are probably a hipster.

ASSet_MANagement's picture

recycler Wrote:
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> Like most screen names on the internets, there is
> a story behind mine and it would be incorrect to
> infer that I’m a hipster.
>
> Your screen name is perfect example of this since
> you get no a$s and manage no assets.
>
> ASSet_MANagement Wrote:
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> —–
> > Once I saw this ——-> recycler
> >
> >
> >
> >
> ————————————————–
>
> > —–
> > > I married one. I’m analytical, risk adverse,
> a
> > bit
> > > introverted and dull. She’s exactly the
> opposite
> > -
> > > spontaneous, outgoing and creative. I
> wouldn’t
> > > want it any other way. We balance each other
> > out.
> > > I would absolutely hate to marry someone in
> > > finance.
> >
> >
> > I disregarded this ^

Dude, relax. Maybe some of that hipster emotion is rubbing off on you.

Wow, your s/n should be stickupASSets.

I don’t really feel like I need to prove to you my social/professional life. Anyone who is friends with me on facebook/linkedin knows what I do and who I do.

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ChickenTikka Wrote:
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> Being Born Wealthy > Being Jewish or WASPY > Born
> Pretty > Top 5 MBA > CFA > Avg MBA > Born middle
> class > Born lower

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