So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.
So don't blame yourself — blame your parents for how they named you.
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Even more baffling was that someone's name actually affects which names they match with.
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Seven out of ten guys swipe right to Brianna, the most popular female name tested, while less than three in ten pick the 87th most popular, Tiffany.
(The average is five in ten.) Guys' names can also make or break their profiles, with 24 percent of women swiping right to Bretts and only 3 percent swiping right to Joels, compared to an average of 15 percent.
If you're not getting as many matches as you'd like, maybe it's not you.
Maybe it's other people's arbitrary associations with your name.
1) Pick a mature (not silly or arrogant) screen name.
Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).
The difference between Rebeccas and Beckys was even starker, with nearly 60 percent of guys swiping full name, but only 22.5 percent swiping right to the nickname.