No one fact-checked anything, including where he works.

“I work at an agriculturally focused non-profit, not banking, private equity, or finance,” he says. “I have a finance degree and worked in wholesale lending for 7 months but currently, without getting into details, you could loosely refer to me as working in agricultural export finance. Loosely being the key word here. I’ll assume the finance guy pitch was solely for publicity by my date (which was brilliant).”
That the survey went viral is not about dating but about Wall-Street bashing.

Mike says his survey “gained traction because any opportunity to ridicule Wall Street is seized upon.” He kind of has a point. See also the Time piece, see also dating spreadsheet guy, see also “How to date a Wall Street man.”
What’s so wrong with spreadsheets or “organization” anyway?

“You’re wasting a lot of time if you refuse to learn anything from your experiences by not wanting to be the ‘creepy/nerdy/analytical guy who takes notes,'” says Stolar. “It’s similar to writing in a journal, just exponentially more valuable in terms of future usability and reference.” When the story of “dating spreadsheet guy,” whom he cites as a hero, came out, I talked to a woman who kept her own spreadsheet while online dating. “Out of respect for the likely many people you are in correspondence with when online dating,” she said, “a spreadsheet is a helpful tool for everyone involved,” she said. Just don’t share it with your dates was the caveat.

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