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.
And researchers from the United Kingdom’s Queen Mary University of London say it has a lot to do with whether you find love online.
This winning combination’s goal is stop someone in their digital tracks so they can read your profile to get to know you.
If your screen name is “Johnny12345” or “Suzy1192647,” it isn’t as catchy or irresistible as “Johnny Loves Football,” “Suzy Sings” or “Skiing Enthusiast.” If you’re stumped, think about your passions, favorite travel spot or favorite song.
Men are more likely to respond positively to screen names that include words such ascutie or blond—surprise!
Names that could have negative connotations, such as little, are no good, they also say.
(Duffon), one of three new books about online dating out this month, in which she recounts how she cracked the online dating code to meet her now husband.
"Yet here I was, husband hunting and armed with only a handful of half-assed bullet points."Online dating is now the third most common way couples meet, with 30 to 40 percent of singletons logging in to some 1,500 services.
In the marvelously titled (Current), writer Dan Slater tracks a phenomenon that started in 1965 with "computer dating"—essentially a digital compatibility test, dreamed up by two lovelorn Harvard undergrads desperate to meet Radcliffe girls—and mushroomed into an estimated billion a year industry.
(Photo: Stephanie Rausser) online dating success or lack thereof.
And researchers from the United Kingdom’s Queen Mary University of London say it has a lot to do with whether you find love online." data-reactid="19"It was Shakespeare who once wondered, What’s in a name?