Dating as an institution is a relatively recent phenomenon which has mainly emerged in the last few centuries.
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The lovelorn should avoid names with negative associations, such as 'Little' or 'Bug', and aim for something more playful, such as 'Fun2bwith' as this type of name is universally attractive.
And would-be daters should take gender into consideration: men are more drawn to names that indicate physical attractiveness, such as 'Blondie' or 'Cutie' while women go for names that signal intelligence, such as 'Cultured.' But it may be even more important to start a screen name with a letter in the top half of the alphabet, say the researchers.