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02/10/2012 01:41 pm ET | Updated Apr 11, 2012

How To Date A Successful Woman: A Response To 'How To Date A Wall Street Man'

Samantha Daniels has spent 12 years as a professional matchmaker and works with men in the financial industry in New York City. In her CNBC piece, "How To Date A Wall Street Man," published earlier this week, she informed women hoping to snag these successful men that if they studied their target and adjusted their behavior accordingly, they, too, could land a wealthy banker. Her advice included telling only short stories so he can digest them; be flirty, but not too flirty; and, above all "be confident and avoid being a pushover but, at the same time, you shouldn't be difficult. You need to be accommodating of his schedule and time constraints or he will get frustrated and find another woman."

Jezebel took issue with the unflattering picture Daniels' list painted of both women and men, but it's also just hard to understand why the Wall Street man is the ideal catch -- I mean, haven't they as a group engaged in some seriously suspect behavior over the last few years? Given that women under 30 now out-earn their male peers in some cities, it seems like there's less incentive than ever to land a Wall Street guy. A more useful guide would help the Finance Men catch -- and, if he's lucky, keep -- a smart, interesting, successful woman.

SLIDESHOW: 10 Ways To Date -- And Keep -- A Smart, Successful Woman