In an awkward display of online dating geek-dom of epic proportions, a male business type on Match.com had a very interesting way of remembering his dates and their qualities. Wellp, do what any normal person would do and create an Excel spredsheet (yes you read that correctly) detailing every specific thing column-by-column down to whether the curtains matched the drapes. Even color coded! One anal-retentive b—— I suppose but hey to each his own I guess? I’ll get back to you on that one.
So the article comes from the daily mail. Dave who is actually a financial services employee from New York devised the spreadsheet about the roughly eight different women he was currently dating through the online service. Don’t know how I feel about this. Just something about making an assessment chart up the ying-yang with details about your dates this meticulous feels a little like this should be maybe reserved for only the stalker stage five clinger types.
Then the ignoramus emails the spreadsheet to one of these dates and lone behold a few days later the thing is viral and here we are. A faraway blog reporting on this man’s tom fooleries involving Excel spreadsheets. Some of the classics involve him confiding how that maybe wasn’t such a great idea to send his potential life partner the evidence. Ya think?
The online dater told Jezebel.com he now regrets making the spreadsheet, labelling it ‘an extraordinarily dumb decision.’
He then explained his thought process.
He said: ‘I work with spreadsheets a lot… it’s a great additional tool. I work long days, go to the gym, go out on a couple of midweek dates or what not, get home late… how am I going to remember them? I’m not.
‘So I made the spreadsheet. My comments aren’t malicious or mean. This was an honest attempt to stay organised.’
Suppose that’s a means to an end, but come on Dave ya pick up artist you. Really? Who the hell does that.