And for those who judge breakthroughs in online dating insignificant in the annals of scientific discovery, even Carl Sagan knows that “For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.”Men are simple creatures, the science suggests, so obvious screen names are the most effective.Men gravitate towards positive handles—this isn’t the place for self-deprecation—that intimate the person on the other side of the screen is sexy (stuff like “Blondie” and “Cutie”).Meanwhile, women prefer a screen name that makes its owner sounds smart (“Made Up Of Star Stuff,” perhaps? Interestingly enough, the letters that make up your screen name may be even more important than the words they form.In a meta-analysis of 86 psychology, sociology, computer, and behavioral studies, they found answers to the questions that leave online daters paralyzed at their keyboards or searching for the perfect selfie.
This isn’t a philosophical comment on societal morals - it is simply reality. Can we make it easier for your Prince Charming to find you? I routinely scan the dating sites to help my clients find their own Prince Charmings, and I make a game of trying to find the best headlines. Now imagine you’re the guy on the other end of the mouse - you know - the hot one you were just peeking at. I know you’re just glancing at the pictures in the catalog, but don’t the Headlines make you want to Click?
This guy shows a playful and light personality that seems to match the mischievous grin in his profile pic. Do you notice how this headline not only uses a little humor, but it targets a certain kind of lady. Hardy would like to meet an avid reader, or perhaps his dream girl is an adventurer with a passion for nostalgia.Either way, he was clever to craft towards a particular kind of girl with something interesting. These days, we have to grab our moments - not mosey into them. We want more excitement but we have less time to enjoy it.