What's in a Screen Name? Attractiveness of Different Types of Screen Names Used by Online Daters

Whitty, Monica T.; Buchanan, Tom
June 2010
International Journal of Internet Science;2010, Vol. 5 Issue 1, p5
Academic Journal
The article discusses the effect of screen names when it comes to attracting partners on online dating sites. Although online dating sites differ from each other, all of them employ the use of screen name to protect the identity of a participant. It argues that a particular screen name, specifically its meaning and the way they are spelled, can bring lasting impressions and project a certain image. It also presents different studies regarding screen names one of which is to know discrete categories of online dating screen names.


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