"Those embarking on this medium can use the evidence-based approach from the outset," the researchers wrote.
"Those already registered should update the profile.
So, don't shy away from showcasing your true personality through the name.
Different dating services may call them different things – usernames, screen names, identities, handles, nicknames, or profile names, but they all mean the same thing.
Your objective is to find a decent enough, yet slightly unusual username which stands out from all the other names. Usually, usernames don't have any spaces between the words, and hence, the use of capital letters is required in order to separate it.
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.
Screen names beginning in the top half of the alphabet may spell success in dating, according to the researchers. researchers have previously described this phenomenon as "alphabetical discrimination," and note that lists are often in alphabetical order.
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.