Looking to date online? Here’s a helpful tip: choose a screen name that starts with the letter A through M and you’ll improve your chances, according to a study in Evidence Based Medicine. This is because most of the search algorithms used by these services sort profile results alphabetically, and most people only scroll about halfway through the list before getting tired and giving up.

In addition to being a helpful thing to know when web-searching for love, it provides another example of how seemingly trivial things can have a potentially profound impact on the direction of our lives. Trouble finding your soul mate? Maybe it’s because you’re an unlovable hag. Or maybe you’re a foxy catch that simply happened to have made the mistake of choosing “Zaniah XYZ” for a profile name.

 

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