Here at Lifehacker we're big believers in using spreadsheets to track and organise your life. But we're in two minds about whether it makes sense to maintain a dating spreadsheet that includes details such as your impression of someone's online dating profile.
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The story of David Merkur, a New York investment banker who maintained a spreadsheet of women he had met on Match.com, has quickly spread around the internet. Arguably, Merkur's biggest mistake wasn't making the spreadsheet, but agreeing to share it with one of the women he dated. She emailed it on to friends and it quickly became a viral sensation.
Most decisions are better informed by data, and if you're dating a lot of people casually, keeping notes makes sense. Clearly, though, sharing those notes with others is a bad idea. That's my take; what's yours?