Gawker online dating spreadsheet
Inside “am_am.dump” is the personal profile information of 32 million Ashley Madison users, including names, sexual kinks (“Threesome,” “Bondage”), and in some cases, home address.Here are some samples taken from the file, with identifying information redacted: VALUES (9,’2002-01-17 ’,0,’2011-10-14 ’,20,2,2,1,1,0,19630,’’,’Darren’,’[LAST NAME]’,’[STREET ADDRESS],’[PHONE NUMBER]’,’1234567’,’’,2,’[BIRTHDAY]’,’I May Be Spoken 4 But I Speak 4 Myself.’,1,65772,173,2,1,1,5,2,’|11|18|’,’Sugar babe wanted’,’I love to spoil.(You'd imagine, if ever he'd focused on one of these women, he wouldn't have had to do this.) His biggest mistake, however, along with being an investment banker the trendy occupation to hate-love to hear such tales about, was sending the spreadsheet to one of his dates.The spreadsheet shows the meticulous records that David Merkur, 28, kept on each of the girls — eight of whom he met on and four he’d met through friends and family — and a column for their profile photos.This is offensive to us as romantically inclined humans, terribly offensive, which is why Thursday's credits Jezebel for this piece of news.) If you haven't read the story, the brief run-down is this.An investment banker was dating a bunch of women he'd met on Match.com, because, in fairness, people who online date tend to online date a lot of people.The hacked data is also (until someone inevitably makes it easily searchable), a huge pain in the ass to sift through.The leak is basically an enormous, unwieldy text dump chopped up into a handful of folders.
For better or worse, those little Microsoft-created cells are how I organize my thoughts.
More to the point, online dating is a brutal game that happens to lend itself well to being systematized.
For every 10 messages I send on a dating site, I only receive one or two replies.
"Dating spreadsheet guy" (or girl) is the romantic anti-hero, someone who hopes to manipulate love (in Excel!
), someone who needs to "keep track" of dates as if they were inanimate objects, someone who makes harsh judgments via paper or computer documents.