Some blokes are known for taking the dating game seriously, but one New Yorker's studious approach has seen him become the butt of a viral internet joke.
Banker David Merkur made the mistake of sending a spreadsheet that he used to keep track of all the women he'd met online to one of his dates.
In the spread sheet, Merkur gave each woman he dated a 'ranking' out of 10, as well as keeping track of details such as their age, occupation and a photo of them (see image above).
Apparently Merkur must have had a little too much to drink on one date, telling Arielle, 26, of his approach to finding love. Merkur then sent the spreadsheet to Arielle, despite knowing it was a bad idea. He wrote:
"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 :)."
Arielle promptly forwarded David's spreadsheet to her friends. Who forwarded it to all their friends. And so on, and so on until it became an internet hit.
Merkur was so organised when it came to his dating life that he even recorded information such as who had contacted who last and who would be considered for another date.
Whether this is creepy or not is up for debate, but Merkur explained his detailed records:
"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," he said. "So I made the spreadsheets. My comments aren't malicious or mean. This was an honest attempt to stay organised," he said.
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