'Hot' Rod tops online love connections

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'Hot' Rod tops list of online love connections.
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'Hot' Rod tops list of online love connections. Photo / File

If you're looking for love online Rod, Becky, Cameron and Mel seem to have all the luck - or know how to create it.

Dating website FindSomeone has revealed a list of the 'hottest' and the 'most successful' names when it comes to attracting interest and making a love connection among its 300,000 members.

Members use nicknames and their real names are not visible unless they choose to give them when messaging another member.

But from the results, it seems those with some names know best how to sell themselves online.

Rod made the No.1 spot in the men's 'hottest' list, followed by Brad and Lindsay, and in the 'most successful' were Cameron, Gary and Brad.

When it comes to women, Becky, Julia and Katherine were hot, and those who have the most luckfinding a partner online are Mel, Tina and Jenny.

Brad is the most highly ranked name, appearing near the top of both lists.

The findings are compiled by measuring the number of messages and smiles, icons sent from other users to indicate their interest, and who had left the site after finding a love match.

Former site member Mark says he's surprised to find his name ranked among the most successful.

"It's quite interesting. I never put too much thought into that sort of thing," he says.

The 27-year-old originally joined the site in 2010 and left it a year ago after meeting his partner.

"We got to chatting online first and then decided to meet up about a month later. She's great.''

While he was a member he usually received one or two messages or smiles a day and has some advice for those wanting to attract interest from other members.

"Use a recent picture, and don't lie. It's not a good way to start things.''

The results reflected the site's demographic, largely people aged 35-55, but there were still some surprises with the results, says FindSomeone manager Rick Davies.

"I was a bit surprised to see Rod topping the hottest guys' names. Brad is the overall package,'' he says.

However, some aren't so lucky.

Topping the list of the not so hot names are Samuel for the men and Pam for the women.

Barry and Jacqueline struggle the most to find a partner online, the results show.

Mr Davies has some advice for those creating an online profile and wanted to attract a high level of interest.

"Upload a great photo as your main picture, more than one if possible, and complete the profile fully. People don't want sleaze and they want to find out a fair bit about you."

Taking a long time to respond to messages, bad spelling and grammar also put off potential dates, he warns.

The start of the year has seen a boom in members, which he attributes to many making resolutions to improve love life.

"It's going berserk at the moment, with numbers we've never seen before.''

Mr Davies says the site plans to release an annual list of members with the hottest and most successful names.

Hottest guys' names:
Rod
Brad
Lindsay
Rick
Carl
Derek
Geoff
Sean
Dean
Kerry

Hottest girls' names
Becky
Julia
Katherine
Jessica
Trudy
Shannon
Chloe
Tara
Nicola
Bridget

Most successful guys' names
Cameron
Gary
Brad
Dean
Jeremy
Tom
Mark
Martin
Peter
Simon

Most successful girls' names
Mel
Tina
Jenny
Kirsty
Vicki
Sandra
Susan
Linda
Christine
Tracey

Least hot guys' names
Samuel
Bevan
Jesse
Joe
Dylan
Josh
Jordan
Timothy
William
Thomas

Least hot girls' names
Pam
Lynne
Shirley
Sharlene
Val
Margaret
Marilyn
Shona
Lois
Adrienne

Least successful guys' names
Barry
Rob
Ryan
Adam
Matthew
Ken
Murray
Glenn
Neil
Ian

Least successful girls' names
Jacqueline
Kate
Megan
Tania
Carolyn
Deborah
Natalie
Alison
Kerry
Hannah

Source: FindSomeone

What do you think about these names? Any surprises?


- APNZ

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