There are other considerations to take into account in choosing the right name.The researchers said men are more drawn to names indicating physical attractiveness, such as "Blondie" or "Cutie," whereas women prefer to chase would-be dates that have names denoting intelligence, such as "Cultured." The British researchers outlined a few other considerations and suggestions to maximize dating success online: How should online daters employ the British team's findings? Serious_Thinker, Mood_Ring, Optimist567 and Free_Spirit are probably all rancorous bores with acrid BO. If you're on Grindr or a similar 'hook-up app', just got for the basics as above, or try the standard 'Looking_4_Meet_Now' or 'Vauxhall, 32'. West_Midlands_Wanderer or Blackpool_Bloke both have a ring to them, if you like that kind of thing. London_Lad (mind you, nothing makes me die inside more than a grown man calling himself a "lad") or Scotland_Saucepot are much better than London_Man_Who_Likes_Trains or Edinburgh_Knitting_Expert Personality disorder Some use their profile handle to quickly communicate what kind of person they are. Men called Lovable_Dreamer are likely to be premature ejaculators, while ladies who Love_To_Laugh are invariably rotten drunks who sit in the corner of the pub crying. Grindr name Okay, so by now you're getting desperate, right?Do a search on your site to see which is more prominent — taglines or screen names. Likewise, in the world of online dating, your goal is to present yourself in a way that tends to attract the right kind of person, not every available prospect.The obvious first step is to think about the kind of match you want.Focus on the less superficial stuff, not how tall or suave or sexy you want your prospect to be.
The easiest way to get noticed, though, is to find your 'Grindr name', inspired by the charming men who call themselves "Butt_Cleaner" or "Nuts_Gobbler" (seriously - it's 'a thing').
An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline.
"Initial interest was best captured through: a desirable screen name starting with a letter in the top half of the alphabet; an attractive still picture; and a fluent headline message," the paper says.
First things first The default, I suppose, would be to pick your name.
Chances are, of course, that you are not the only single James out there, so what next?
But we’re looking at that question from a more tech-savvy angle today—as in, how your screen name affects your online dating success or lack thereof.