A young New Yorker we'll call Minerva Mc Gonagall* was tired of dipping into her savings to keep up with her Manhattan lifestyle.
For better or worse, those little Microsoft-created cells are how I organize my thoughts.Then she discovered Match.com– the perfect site for a broke 23-year-old.“Before I barely had enough money to pay for food,” said Mc Gonagall.But Arielle couldn't keep a secret and, according to Deadspin, proceeded to forward the email to her friends.Now, the attached spreadsheet is making the rounds on the Internet.Check out the email and the edited spreadsheet below.(NOTE: Photos and contact names removed.) From: [redacted] Date: Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at AM To: [26, Oyster Bay, 9.0] Subject: spreadsheet… I thought about deleting the names, but figured I might as will give you the whole thing.Another entry reads: 'OK girl, but very jappy', And for a man who treats women so well he deems it appropriate to make a spreadsheet just to remember their names, home towns and first dates, it is perhaps unsurprising that he wrote how one stood him up, claiming a friend was in hospital.In a second page, he lists the women he has met through friends, rather than the dating website.David Merkur, a 28-year-old investment banker from New York, used the Microsoft Excel tool to record details of each of the women's characteristics as well as progress reports on how his dates with them went.wrote to Arielle: 'Well, this could be a mistake, but what the hell... I hope this email doesn't backfire, because I really had a great time and hope to hang again soon :)'Perhaps most concerning was that Merkur passed on the information without removing the girls' telephone numbers, email addresses, full names or details about their dates, such as how he scored their appearances. Just when I thought I had seen it all...'The spreadsheet was split into various categories including 'Monitor closely' and 'Monitor casually' columns.Mail Online has blurred out this personal information to protect the girls' identities.'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. It detailed sent text messages and email exchanges as well as the venues in which Dave and his date met.Mc Gonagall went from easily spending 0 a month on dinners alone to having someone else dole out an average of -plus per night.She also stopped eating lunch and opted for a light breakfast to save even more.More to the point, online dating is a brutal game that happens to lend itself well to being systematized.