Order list alphabetically online dating
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have taken an evidence-based approach to the ancient pursuit of dating, by carrying out a systematic review on converting online contact into a first date.
Published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine, the study analysed published research on the art of attraction and persuasion – in the fields of psychology and sociology, as well as computer, behavioural, and neurocognitive science – in order to reveal the most effective approaches between men and women in converting online contact into a first date.
Out of almost 4000 studies, 86 met their inclusion criteria.
The researchers found that a person’s chosen online profile name chosen is particularly important.
Men are more drawn to names that indicate physical attractiveness, such as ’Blondie’ or ‘Cutie’ while women go for names that signal intelligence, such as ‘Cultured.’In addition, names with negative associations such as ‘Little’ or ‘Bug’ should be avoided in favour of something more playful such as ‘Fun2bwith’, as the latter is more universally attractive.
Professor Khalid Khan, who led the research at Queen Mary University of London, comments: “Several factors make a difference when looking for love in a digital setting.
Starting a screen name with a letter in the top half of the alphabet is surprisingly important – because several measures of success, such as educational attainment and income, are linked to names higher up the alphabet.
People are naturally drawn to words that are easy to remember and pronounce, and ease of information processing increases likeability, the analysis shows.