Trolling for Hugs

Every day new evidence that the world and everyone in it is losing their way. A columnist for the Financial Times signs up for Illicit Encounters, a site for people who want to have affairs, and finds there are quite a few men from the financial sector trolling for something on the side.

He said that, in a recession, people wanted hugs. This struck me as a pretty feeble explanation. Surely there are easier ways of getting hugs than putting one’s marriage on the line? Hugging one’s children or — if one is desperate — even one’s spouse might seem easier and safer.

He said that this was just the point: that the risk was the lure. That bankers are suffering from a risk deficit: their working lives have been derisked compulsorily and this could be a way of compensating by adding risk to their private lives. [via link]

 

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~ by eaesthete on 12/17/08.

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