Where were we? Oh, right. So I was telling this girl that she should not agree to further dates with a guy who regularly stands her up. She'll never listen to me anyway, so why do I bother? It's like my own version of Charlie and Lucy: I keep saying please don't, and she does anyway.
Sometimes it helps to just make our own mistakes. We want to learn from others but we really cannot. We just have to do it badly ourselves.
Which brings us to the guy with the Excel Spreadsheet of dating prospects. There's all sorts of things wrong with this guy's spreadsheet of girls he is interested in.
First, if you are going to limit yourself to women who rate "7" or above, you are actually distorting the curve. The "1" ranking is an anchor. If you start at 7, then everything is crunched together. Second, when you meet the girl from "coastal Romania" who "looks beautiful," you don't put her in a spreadsheet. You actually date her.
Anyway, if you are a young women wondering why the guy of your dreams is not as responsive as you'd like, this story should be helpful. He's not a jerk — he's a nerd. He's got you in a spreadsheet and is trying to configure you into a pitchbook. That sounds horrible but it isn't. That's just the way the world is. Think of it as a compliment: everything else finance-boy cares about is on a spreadsheet. And now, you are, too.
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