Monday, August 4, 2008

No Sex Please, We're In A Recession

The indefatigable social scientists at DealBreaker go where few would dare (care?) to go:
Over at, they're also asking about the recession and sex. In some ways, a tighter budget can improve your sex life, they write. Less eating out can help cut the extra pounds, and couples often grow closer to each other while they get more creative about their activities....MORE


Do Recessions Help or Hurt Your Love Life?

Will layoffs on Wall Street help you get laid? Anecdotal evidence collected from conversations with investment bankers, brokers and traders suggest the bad economic times on Wall Street may be leading to romance for some while others are finding it tougher to date and mate. Surprisingly, it seems to matter less whether you are employed or unemployed and more whether you are a man or a woman.

Young men still employed at investment banks think the attraction is obvious--they're still collecting paychecks--albeit somewhat slimmer these days--while the pool of men those competing with them has thinned. At a popular bar near Central Park on a recent week night, the ratio of men to women seemed much more heavily skewed toward females.

"There used to be twice as many investment bankers in here on a Thursday night," a drinker named Andrew said. "We're the last one's standing.">>>MORE

Okay, easing back on-topic. First Solar's down thirteen-and-a-half bucks. Next up, Goldman and chickens.