19/04/2012 11:42 BST | Updated 19/06/2012 06:12 BST

David Merkur, 28, Keeps Seriously Creepy Spreadsheet Of All His Online Dates

Have you ever a caught someone you met online taking notes during a date? One bloke, who dates online via, not only squirrelled away mental notes during dates, he added them all into a spreadsheet and showed it to one of the lucky ladies.

David Merkur, 28, from New York, or online dating spreadsheet guy, as he shall be known for eternity, tracked observations to obsessive, and kind of weird, detail.

How do we know? Because he sent the spreadsheet to one of the girls he dated (Arielle, Looks very pretty: limited overall profile info: originally from Oyster Bay, Very pretty: sweet & down to earth/great personality, hope to see her again soon).

Deadspin reports that Arielle was told that he kept it, and asked if she could see it. Then he apparently sent it to her with the following message:

"Well...this could be a mistake, but what the hell. I thought about deleting the names, but figured I might as will give you the whole thing. I only deleted the non-match people's names (at the bottom) since some I've known for a long time. I hope this e-mail doesn't backfire, because I really had a great time and hope to hang again soon :). However, I will keep my word! Have a great weekend!"


ODSG spoke to Jezebel saying that far from being a weirdo, he was actually just trying to be organised.

"I work with spreadsheets a lot," he told the Jez. "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 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 organised."

Sounds fair enough. If you're perfect man was someone who'd keep the house, the finances and your social life in order down to the minute and enjoyability rating, online dating spreadsheet guy could just well be your perfect match.

David's is not that weird a story, as far as awkward online dating stories go. A quick survey of our office reveals a tale of a chap who sat side-on to his date the entire time, while twitching nervously. Another revealed a man who dated a self-described christian conservative, who proceeded to tell her he was into the seediest sides to life. There was no second date.

One pearler involved a surprising lack of a limb. All pics of the datee on the site were from the shoulders up, but removing a coat revealed his missing arm. That was NO problem for the dater, her issue was with the fact that he then vigorously derided her (advertised) profession and that fact that she liked travelling to Israel, was.

Click through the images of below to see the whole spreadsheet.