Has dating been reduced to a spreadsheet where encounters are rated like a junk bond and then e-mailed? One investment banker created a spreadsheet rating system for the women he dates. The guy was proud of it and shared it. I guess we are all nothing but commodities.
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 spreadsheet shows the meticulous records that David Merkur, 28, kept on each of the girls — eight of whom he met on Match.com and four he’d met through friends and family — and a column for their profile photos. After one date in February, he noted under the “Initial Date Comments” category: “very jappy; one and done for me.” Other missives included, “Drunkenly hooked up after J****’s birthday party at K-Town karaoke,” and “Conversation still on- going.” None of the ladies scores lower than 7 in the appearance category. For one date named Liliana, who scored a 9.5, Merkur wrote, “Looks beautiful; from coastal Romania; Chanel make-up artist.”...The spreadsheet was even color-coded: blue to indicate “upcoming” dates, orange means “monitor closely,” and then there was “(Bold=ASAP).’’ For the girls he was less interested in, a dull yellow was for “monitor casually.”
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