People can date however they want to date, including more than one person at a time—they often do—until they agree they're not.
— Anya Jaremko-Greenwold (@Anya Jaremko) December 10, 2017 As brilliantly/depressingly relatable as everyone has said.
The bad thing is acknowledging, to the and your mom and dad and your dates and God, and anyone else who might judge you for it, that you're keeping this spreadsheet.
A spreadsheet-keeping woman in her 30s who at one point was dating 5 to 10 guys at a time had this to say: "Out of respect for the likely many people you are in correspondence with when online dating, not to remember needing to remember pet names, brother is a twin, where they went to school, etc., a spreadsheet is a helpful tool for everyone involved.
"Dating spreadsheet guy" 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 possessions, someone who judges on paper.