A FINANCIAL services employee, navigating the tricky waters of internet dating, compiled a spreadsheet of all the women he contacted, complete with scores for online appearance, only for it go viral after forwarding it to one of his targets.
Earlier this month, "Dave" went on a date with "Arielle", 26, a woman he met on Match.com, described in his spreadsheet as "very pretty, sweet and down to earth/great personality". He also ranked her 9.0 (out of 10) for online appearance.
During the process of the date, he told Arielle about his unique system for keeping track of his dozen dates and promised to forward the Excel spreadsheet to her – it helped that she was top of the list.
The spreadsheet entries included profile picture, age, "initial notes", and kept track of message communications. One girl, Marisa, 25, did not fare as well as Arielle, as he wrote: "OK girl, but very jappy; one and for me".
He wrote in an email to Arielle: "Well … this could be a mistake, but what the hell. I thought about deleting the names, but figured I might as will give you the whole thing. I only deleted the non-match people's names (at the bottom) since some I've known for a long time. I hope this email doesn't backfire, because I really had a great time and hope to hang again soon :). However, I will keep my word! Have a great weekend!"
According to Deadspin.com, Arielle took only two days to forward the spreadsheet to her friends.
"Wanted to pass this on to you for some Monday morning entertainment.
"I went on a date with this guy last Wednesday. On the date, he tells me that he has a spreadsheet for tracking all of the people from match that are 'in process'. Naturally, I tease him and ask him to send me the spreadsheet. For some strange reason, he actually does. See below/attached.
"Just when I thought I had seen it all ..."
Dave, who has since deleted his Match.com profile, spoke to Jezebel.com, defending his actions.
"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 spreadsheets. My comments aren't malicious or mean. This was an honest attempt to stay organised."