What to Read Next

David Merkur, nerdy Lothario tracks online dates on a spreadsheet

Sofi Papamarko
Shine On
April 20, 2012

Spreadsheets: they're not just for budgets anymore!

David Merkur has a rather clinical way of keeping track of the women he meets on online dating site, Match.com

The 28-year-old investment banker compiles photos, contact information and progress reports about the women he is seeing into a spreadsheet. Potential ladyfriends were colour-coded, broken down into "monitor closely" and "monitor casually". Merkur also included an out-of-10 appearance assessment of each woman.

Related: Dutch 'sperm donor' has fathered 87 children the natural way

The document went viral when the nerdy Lothario foolishly emailed it to one of the women he was seeing, whom he described in his spreadsheet as "very pretty; sweet & down to earth/great personality."

According to ABC News, she promptly forwarded it to friends with the note: "I went on a date with this guy last Wednesday. On the date, he tells me that he has a spreadsheet for tracking all of the people from Match.com that are 'in process.' Naturally, I tease him and ask him to send me the spreadsheet. For some strange reason, he actually does."

The spreadsheet has since gone viral, so it's probably safe to say that Wednesday's date was their last.

Related: Morning after pill delivered via courier in the U.K.

"I work with spreadsheets a lot," Merkur tells Jezebel in his defense. "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...how am I going to remember them? I'm not. So I made the spreadsheets. My comments aren't malicious or mean. This was an honest attempt to stay organized."

Merkur has been raked over the coals by the entire internet community, so we won't condemn the chap or call him names, but let this be a lesson to all of the hyper-organized men out there — women are not products on Amazon.com, to be reviewed or ranked.

And being distilled into chunks of data is not exactly our idea of romance.

It's not just men who make mistakes in the dating world, check out the fun video below about the top five mistakes women make.

Motorcycle Tech Training

At MMI, you ll get the advanced skills that top manufacturers need. MMI graduates are in high demand by employers nationwide. Click to learn more.

How Older Men Tighten Their Skin

Men, reduce the look of wrinkles, sagging skin and fine lines with this affordable and effective skin tightening treatment without leaving your home.

Turkey Shepherd s Pie with Sweet Potato Topping

This delicious twist on a comfort classic is made with ground turkey, vegetables, cream of chicken soup and a savory sweet potato topping.

Looking for the perfect car at the perfect price?

Compare top makes and models.  So you can step on the dealer lot with confidence.  Get the right car without all the drama.

Get vitamins here. Change lives everywhere.

Help kids in Honduras and all over the world get life changing vitamins just by buying yours at Walgreens.

Only $4.95 per Stock Trade at TradeKing!

Barron's has awarded us 4 stars every year since 2007. Trade stocks for $4.95/trade and try our award-winning platform. No minimum deposit required!

Crazy But True

Car crash into a giant rodent? House fire set by a wind chime? See some of the most unbelievable, but true insurance claims and how they panned out.

Would You Pay $99 to Take a Stroke Off Every Hole?

With the xE1 Wedge, you ll hit higher, softer, more consistent shots - closer to the hole every single time. Click here to watch a video review now

Is your insurance comp Laughing Behind Your Back?

New Studies Show that if you drive less than 55 miles a day you can save a ton on auto insurance.

Make a Difference for Animals Across the Country

Become an ASPCA Guardian today for just $18 a month.

File your taxes for $0

TurboTax announces Absolute Zero is back. $0 Fed. $0 State. $0 to File. Get your maximum refund, guaranteed. Federal Free Edition.

People In Heavy Credit Card Debt May Not Know This

If you owe more than $15,000, there is a way to pay off credit card debt that few people think of first. (It's not what you think!)

Banks Are Worried Homeowners Will Do This.

Homeowners are surprised and furious. If you owe less than $625,000 on your home, you better read this.

Round Trip Airfare

Book Cheap Airfare and Save. Flying to 1500+ Great Destinations.