Researchers from Queen Mary University of London wondered the same thing, so they analyzed previous research on attraction.
And while those micro-decisions seem unimportant, they add up and do matter, because you’re only as good as the profile you craft.
So how do you create the kind of online identity that will land you a first date?
The authors write that a first date is more likely with a realistic profile.
Lying when you are online could mean awkward moments later on when you have to fess up to the truth. “Dishonesty in profiling is damaging to the online dating goal,” the authors write.
“Playful screen names (eg, Fun2bwith) are universally attractive. According to the study, measures of success, such as educational attainment and income, are correlated with names that start with letters higher up in the alphabet.
Men are more attracted to screen names that indicate physical attractiveness (eg, Blondie, Cutie), whereas women are more attracted to screen names that indicate intelligence (eg, Cultured),” the authors write. Free suggestion: “Aaaaaaamazingly_attractive.” Some sites sort alphabetically, so your best bet is to start your username with letters in the first half, A through M.They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want.“This is because a toucher is perceived to be of higher status than the one touched.” Status, cool, got it.DON’T: ONLY TALK ABOUT WHO YOU ARE Ah, yes, the written word.That's right: people with certain names are more popular on online dating apps.