Awesome dating site names
Because it draws on a smallish sample size, the study is neither comprehensive nor definitive.
It does, however, illuminate broader trends about how our online language use has changed over time.
With a preface like that, there’s a good chance your first dinner will be your rehearsal dinner.
I’ve swiped, I’ve messaged, I’ve boldly gone where no right-thinking relationship-seeker has gone before (to see a vampire movie on a first date), all in the name of finding love, or at least a cool guy to hang out with.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.
For OKC, I chose my initials punctuated by underscores, and tended to prefer equally minimalistic, cryptic self-representations, as opposed to, say, song lyrics or anything with “Brooklyn” affixed to it.
This site eliminates all those awkward conversations about your STD and let’s you meet others with the same condition.
Of all the dating sites for your current partner to catch you on, this might be the worst.
But, another data-driven researcher I spoke with, Susan Herring, a professor of information science and linguistics at Indiana University, found the question intriguing.
She conducted a small study to determine whether there are trends in username choice, and whether the way we choose usernames has changed since Internet’s nascent days.
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I’ll spare you the gush-fest; suffice it to say we’re an awesome match.