As I learn all too regularly, there is a fine line between being funny and just plain scary.And one (me, obvs) should avoid that line when it comes to dating. ) I like it because 1) It’s a clever play on a name for another internet dating service and 2) It’s a little joke about Judaism, which you know I appreciate.An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline."Initial interest was best captured through: a desirable screen name starting with a letter in the top half of the alphabet; an attractive still picture; and a fluent headline message," the paper says.Much more appealing were earnest self-depictions or vague, consciously nonsensical noun mish-mashes.They represented a dry humor than aligns with my own.Puns and hyper-masculine references were mostly no-gos.They were, to me, the pseudonym equivalent of a cheesy pickup line.
That’s because high achievers with names nearer to the beginning of the alphabet have been linked to educational attainment and higher incomes. "Those in the lower quarter of the alphabet will be lost in the bottom of the pile if you start at the top," the Queen Mary and University of Texas team wrote. Negative associations from words such as "Little" or “Bugg" should be avoided in screen names, the British and American researchers said, though they said playful-sounding names such as "Fun2bwith" appeared to be effective.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.
On my fourth or fifth date arranged through OKCupid I met my current boyfriend, who happens to be the most communicative, fun, and kind person I’ve met, online or off.
Women may be more likely to contact someone whose username indicates they’re well read and cultured, whereas one researcher found that men were less likely to choose someone with such a moniker.
Try not to typecast yourself with a username that indicates a niche hobby or interest.