An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline.

"Initial interest was best captured through: a desirable screen name starting with a letter in the top half of the alphabet; an attractive still picture; and a fluent headline message," the paper says.

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There are other considerations to take into account in choosing the right name.

The researchers said men are more drawn to names indicating physical attractiveness, such as "Blondie" or "Cutie," whereas women prefer to chase would-be dates that have names denoting intelligence, such as "Cultured." The British researchers outlined a few other considerations and suggestions to maximize dating success online: How should online daters employ the British team's findings?

"Those embarking on this medium can use the evidence-based approach from the outset," the researchers wrote.

"Those already registered should update the profile.

L here and ready to bring you the scoop from the internet dating websites. I may be one year older as of a few days ago, but I’m as immature and judgmental as ever.

Which is why I’d like to use our time today to judge fellow online daters on one thing: their usernames.James Needham III- So you know how I just said it’s really dumb to use your first and last name? And to those people I say, “I hope you are not going on a job interview any time soon.” Notlookingforsluts- Oh hello, nice guy of Okcupid!Thank god you made it clear in your username that you aren’t looking for a slut, because I was just about to message you and offer you my body.Word to the wise, and also to you: hold off on using derogatory terms to refer to women till at least the second date.Thanks S, for being the voice of reason and drawing that conversation to a close.As I learn all too regularly, there is a fine line between being funny and just plain scary.