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First Dates: Expectations vs. Reality

1. Expectation: At a dinner party, you catch the eye of a cute guy. You chat all night over delicious brie en route and he asks you if you want to go to drinks the following week. dateplate Reality: You finally find someone on OK Cupid who looks like his interests might not include "skinning women." 2. Expectation: You spend the next week text-bantering. Reality: You exchange two mess…

Screen names matter

Research shows that people whose screen names start with letters in the first half of the alphabet receive better responses — the effect is as strong as that of posting an attractive photo. It’s not clear why this might be, but other studies have found that people whose names start with letters early in the alphabet tend to have more education and higher incomes. In addition, screen names contain…