Kevins and Mandys have worse chances of finding love online

London , Tue, 03 Jan 2012 ANI

London, Jan 3 (ANI): People with 'unattractive names' like Mandy, Justin, Chantal or Kevin do not score well when it comes to finding online love as these names are all associated with troublemaking, a new study has revealed.

 

On the other hand, Alexanders, Charlottes and Jacobs fare much better.

 

Psychologists at the Humboldt University in Berlin reached the conclusions after testing how often 47,000 dating site members would open messages from English-sounding suitors, the Daily Mail reported.

 

The messages were sent without pictures - just names, ages and postcodes.

 

Those that came from people with 'less attractive' first names received significantly fewer clicks.

 

"Mails sent from an Alexander were clicked on 102 per cent more times than those from a Kevin," said the study's leader, Jochen Gebauer.

 

"Single people would seem to prefer to remain alone than meet up with someone called Kevin or Chantal," Gebauer added.

 

A further two studies comprising around 4,000 and 6,000 people being offered a greater selection of names found similar results.

 

According to researchers, it was 'likely' that people with names that carry negative connotations would suffer more setbacks in life than those with positively regarded names, affecting their confidence and self-esteem into the bargain.

 

Worst names for online dating include -

 

Kevin

 

Justin

 

Marvin

 

Dennis

 

Mandy

 

Celina

 

Chantal

 

Jacqueline

 

Best names for online dating-

 

Jacob

 

Alexander

 

Charlotte

 

Emma

 

Hannah

 

Max

 

Marie

 

Peter

 

Mark (ANI)

 



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