British bankers behaving badly: Money men of London looking for a thrill

While politicians and diplomats often talk about our "special relationship," the truth is that America and Great Britain have always had a healthy level of competition. Whether the battleground of choice is classic rock (Elvis vs. the Beatles), geek heartthrobs (Daniel Radcliffe vs. Elijah Wood) or sports (David Beckham vs. the NBA, NFL, NHL, and MLB), the rivalry has always been there, simmering just below the surface.

Our transatlantic tiff has now erupted into the world of finance. You see, while America's financial services employees are buying guns and whining about pay packages, Britain's money men are having lots and lots of sex. In fact, according to Illicitencounters.com, "A discreet and confidential extra-marital dating service for women and men," there has been a huge increase in the number of bankers who are trolling the site. More than 5% of the site's estimated 380,000 members are currently employed in financial services.