December 20, 2016 1:55:14 pm
Shakespeare may have said ‘What’s in a name’, but let’s face it, there’s a lot resting on it, especially if your name and a tiny little picture is usually pretty much all you have to woo the possible love of your life (or your next torrid affair). Sure, there is the bio and the interests, but going by the principle of ‘the one who catches your eye at the bar’, those two points are more often than not the deciding factor for swiping right (yay!) or left (nay).
In an interesting survey released by dating app Tinder, there seem to be certain names that get swiped more often than others. The survey was done across four markets – India, the US, the UK and Australia – with some fascinating results. Breaking the seemingly popular notion that one needs to have a modern-sounding name to catch someone’s attention, or swipe, the most common names on the list are actually more traditional than you’d imagine. And guess what, the dialogue ‘Rahul, naam to suna hoga’ will shockingly get you nowhere!
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Turns out, the most ‘successful’ name of Tinder for men is actually Lalit! Followed by Joel, Kushagra, Junaid, Ryan, Sandip, Joshua, Amir, Satya and Michael.
For women, it’s Aanchal (note the double A) that gets most men swiping right. Not to lose hope, there’s also Sonal, Kritika, Sakshi, Himani, Sonam, Natasha, Sanjana, Shivani and Isha.
Interestingly, in Australia, the names India and Paris made it to the top 10 most right-swiped female names. The top slots there were taken by Samantha among women, and Chris among men. In the US, Lucas and Hannah are most popular, while in the UK, it’s Harry and Amelia.
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