Merkur revealed his secret scoring process to date ‘Arielle’, after ranking her in first place on his chart.
During the date he told her about his unique system for keeping track of his dozen dates and then forwarded her the spreadsheet, to prove that she was at the top of the list.
I discovered that, of the 40 women I’d dated in the past year, things ended mutually 55 percent of the time.
Twenty-seven percent of the time she ended it explicitly, and 18 percent of the time I had. I can pull random stories out of a hat and jabber on about the time my friend Pat stole a house, or the time I was chased by pigs in East Timor.
Arranged in alphabetical order, Arielle, the woman he sent the email to, is top of the list.
Not concerned with playing it cool, he failed to remove his thoughts on her including: 'Hope to see again soon'.
( ) A data-driven investment banker kept a detailed spreadsheet of 12 women he was chasing — coldly ranking their appearance on a scale of 1 to 10 — only to see his master plan backfire when he foolishly sent the file to one of them. The compilation shows that Merkur was e-mailing, texting and dating several women at the same time in late March and early April. Cortney, a 24-year-old Chicago native, got a 7.5 in looks but lost points after she blew off a scheduled date.
The spreadsheet shows the meticulous records that David Merkur, 28, kept on each of the girls — eight of whom he met on and four he’d met through friends and family — and a column for their profile photos. “Stood me up: said 4/2 that she was at hospital with friend; might revisit,” Merkur wrote.
For better or worse, those little Microsoft-created cells are how I organize my thoughts.
My first thought after a friend forwarded me an article about the dating spreadsheet kept by a New York man was, “My spreadsheet is much better!
” But after several more people contacted me about the news item — including a former girlfriend who had no knowledge of my spreadsheet but apparently knows me all too well — I started to think that, more than just yet another Internet meme, such spreadsheets actually captured the zeitgeist of modern dating.
Judging by her message as she forwarded the spreadsheet to her friends, it now seems unlikely.
And even though he hoped to see her again, he did not think to remove flattering details about his other dates including top scores for appearances, and the fact he'd 'hooked up' with one of the girls at a party.