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What’s in a name? Apparently a lot when it comes to online dating. We all know that profile pictures are key components in the online dating game. What you say in your profile can also determine whether you get messages from the love of your life or the dude who just wants to bang in the basement of his childhood home. But photos and your “About Me” section shouldn’t be the only things to consider when you’re looking for love via the internet. A simple thing, such as your username, also plays great role in your online dating game. So what are some good online dating username tips to follow?
As the study’s author, Khalid Khan, suggested in a press release, “People are also attracted to those similar to themselves. So before setting up your profile, look at the profiles of people you find attractive and choose a name with a likeness.”
In 2014, online dating site Zoosk , took their team of data scientists and analyzed more than 430,000 profiles on the site to determine the top 10 words that appear in members’ profile names. These were the top 10: