They found that the screen name chosen for an online profile is important.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.When picking a username, opt for incorporating more desirable traits rather than ones with negative connotations, the researchers wrote.Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.So before setting up your profile, look at the profiles of people you find attractive and choose a name with a likeness,” he said in a release.DON’T: ONLY POST SELFIES Okay, this one is pretty intuitive, but look good in your primary photo. Including group photos makes you look more desirable, the study notes.“The profile should have a balance between comprehensive honesty and positive self-presentation because its validity will be put to test in future face-to-face interactions.” MORE READING: The United States of online dating profiles Everything you ever wanted to know about love, in 25 maps and charts PSA: Dating apps can give you viruses, too.
Also, the study notes that men prefer women who are fit through activities such as yoga and going to the gym, and women prefer bravery and risk-taking to kindness and altruism.
“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.
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.