Choosing an online dating screen name

In online dating, deciding on your username is an important part of the process!This is your chance to name and brand your product: you!Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?

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.

We all know that profile pictures are key components in the online dating game.

As researchers found, playful screen names such as “Fun2bwith” are universally attractive.

While men were more attracted to screen names that indicated some sort of physical attractiveness (i.e.

“Instead of opting for ‘funnyman89,’ choose a name that has a bit more creativity and wit involved — perhaps make a username that puts a comedic spin on one of your favorite hobbies or another personality trait,” Bartz tells Bustle.

Many people don’t really take the time to think of good usernames because they tend to stick to variations of their real name.

Cute Blonde123), women were more attracted to names that indicated intelligence (i.e. The study also found that names with letters higher up in the alphabet were found to be measures of success, educational attainment, and income. 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.

You will think you're being highly original, but you're probably not - do a quick search on the site for anyone using a name that's like the one you're thinking of before you take the plunge.

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