How do you keep track of your dating life? Is this 'dating spreadsheet' creepy?
This "incredibly detailed, incredibly creepy" online dating spreadsheet was prepared by an unnamed man from New York City, according to Deadspin. The man apparently used it to keep tabs of his prospects on the dating website Match.com.
But in a move he may now be regretting, he reportedly shared with one such prospect last week. Within two days it was all over the web.
"I went on a date with this guy last Wednesday," wrote Arielle in an email to her friends. "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...."
The document contains a virtual dossier for eight different woman. He includes her name, username, profile picture, contact details, perceived online appearance (on a scale of one to 10), number of "wink" dates and additional comments such as "Very pretty; From Hawaii and San Francisco" and "Mixed bag of pictures, but great bod; works in my building, also in finance; well travelled."
Some women are tagged "Monitor closely (bold = ASAP") and others under "monitor casually."
"I work with spreadsheets a lot," the man told Jezebel. "My comments aren't malicious or mean. This was an honest attempt to stay organized."
While some bloggers have rushed to his defence, insisting he is serious about finding love, others say this goes beyond the boundaries of normal behaviour.
The full spreadsheet can be viewed here.
What's your take? Is this online dating spreadsheet off-putting, or simply organized? How closely do you need to monitor your dating life?
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