"Online dating is made up of several different steps," said Khalid S.
Khan, professor of women's health and clinical epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine.
I’ve often used variations of a song title as a catchy screen name. Because it adds personality to your profile and invites someone who shares your passion for music to stop and take a digital peek.
The two pored over 4,000 publications and found 86 that met their criteria with various indicators of successful profile characteristics.
Their study is published today in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.
"Screen names starting with a letter near the top of the alphabet are presented first.
Those in the lower quarter of the alphabet will be lost in the bottom of the pile if you start at the top."You can also make your screen name stand out by choosing one that hints at your gender or attractiveness, the researchers found.
Play the Field"It's important to be in more than one community," Davis says.
"It's like being in more than one social circle." She suggests joining one mainstream site (say, e Harmony or Match.com) as well as one niche service, such as Cupidtino, which brings Apple-product obsessives together, or the unapologetically elitist Sparkology (the site's men—but not its women! "Changing sites from time to time, and then revisiting, is the best strategy," says Davis. Ace Your Profile"Your user name is going to inspire them to click," says Davis, who suggests a terminology mash-up (e.g., Sporty Smile).
But finding a memorable one isn’t always that easy, as your favorite choice might already been taken.
Having an eye-grabbing rock star screen name goes hand in hand with posting a great primary photo in your online dating profile.
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.
One night, after another bad match and a solo bottle of wine, Webb rejoined JDate—this time posing as a man, to check out her competition. Webb crafted 10 male profiles so perfect they had to be fake (sample code name: Jewish Doc1000) to gather data: what the site's most popular women looked like, which keywords they used, how they timed their messages.