Let’s just say it’s a darn good thing that heroes such as Lothaire, Vishous, and Acheron (not to mention Zsadist!) have that whole soulmate thing going on, because online dating would likely not work for them.
A new study released by Social Psychology and Personality Science finds that people view unusual names negatively, and visit their profiles less frequently than people with usual, or positively-viewed names. Not only that, the study finds that not only are people unusual or negatively-tagged names not popular in online dating, “[N]egative names evoke negative interpersonal reactions, which in turn influence people’s life outcomes for the worse.”
Do you find unusual names off-putting? Would you date a guy named Zsadist if you saw his online dating profile?