Free dating sites are great for those who don't have the money to join a site such as or Be warned though because you get what you pay for and you may find free dating websites full of singles and married people who are looking for a cheap way to meet someone and their motives may not be the same as yours.Dedicated to verified college students and alumni (via education database). Alumni cannot initiate or respond to contact or post status updates. Members only see intersection of what they are looking for and what other members are looking for. Free messaging and status posting for undergraduates (5 messages/day limit).Herewith, my analysis of 10 dating-site names, from dated to dateworthy. It reminds me of the sound old guys make when they sneeze. People abbreviate it OKC, which always makes me wonder what’s up in Oklahoma City. – who’s the curator of a pathology museum in the UK and who has a wonderful Twitter handle: La Petit Mort-ician. The name was originally Matchbox; it was deemed too close to competitor Match and changed to Tinderbox, then shortened to Tinder.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.
That’s because high achievers with names nearer to the beginning of the alphabet have been linked to educational attainment and higher incomes. "Those in the lower quarter of the alphabet will be lost in the bottom of the pile if you start at the top," the Queen Mary and University of Texas team wrote. Negative associations from words such as "Little" or “Bugg" should be avoided in screen names, the British and American researchers said, though they said playful-sounding names such as "Fun2bwith" appeared to be effective.
"Those embarking on this medium can use the evidence-based approach from the outset," the researchers wrote.
"Those already registered should update the profile.
That’s when this company was founded by a 66-year-old psychologist, Neil Clark Warren, who’s now north of 80 and still running the show. And can you say “Ok, Cupid” to your Android phone, the way you’d say “OK, Google”? You can read it as descriptive (making a match) or as metaphorical (strike a match, find your flame). Talk about a niche market: this is a site “to enable people in the death industry” – pathologists, funeral organizers, taxidermists, crematorium techs – “to meet like-minded individuals.” It was founded by Carla Valentine – timely tie-in alert! This is the gamified future of dating: a mobile app, launched in 2012, that dispenses with the personal data and just shows photos (swipe right for a hit, left for a miss).
Speaking of dates, here’s one to consider: August 22, 2000. The ur-dating site (founded in 1995, when only about 5 percent of Americans had Internet access) has a name that holds up surprisingly well.