Tinder surveyed dating markets in four countries - India, Australia, US and UK - and found the names which get most right swipes.

Having these names could get you more matches on Tinder is yours one of them
Flix Online dating Friday, December 23, 2016 - 19:59

“What’s in a name,” they say. Well, with a name a few pictures the other person judges you by, you’ve got to have your name game on fleek on dating app, Tinder.

And so, Tinder recently published a list of the most popular names on its app: names that essentially had the most number of right swipes. Yes, that’s a thing apparently.

The app surveyed dating markets in four countries: India, Australia, US and UK and using data on the proportion of right-swiped profiles, came out with the top ten names for men and women in these countries.

And contrary to the fancy, “modern” names, the results revealed that having a traditional name is more likely to pique your potential date’s interest.

In India, the most popularly right-swiped name among men was Lalit, and was followed by Junaid, Joel, Kushagra, Sandeep, Ryan, Amir, Joshua, Satya and Michael.

Among women, the name Aanchal emerged at the top. And Sanjana, Sonam, Shivani, Sakshi, Kritika, Himani and Isha followed close.

In Australia, Samantha and Chris topped the list. Interestingly however, India and Paris were also among the top ten right-swiped female names in Australia.

In the UK, the names Harry and Amelia were most popular on Tinder. In the US, it was Lucas and Hannah.

Tinder in India

Dating apps, or the “business of love” as Damayanti Datta calls it in this India Today article, is a booming business. With 6% of all web users also using a dating app, it’s a $4 million market involving at least 250 million single people between 18 to 34 years of age. 

And India is nowhere lagging. Among the 196 countries Tinder operates in, India is one of the top five growing markets for Tinder. In fact, it is Tinder’s  largest market in Asia, clocking over 14 million swipes daily from tech-savvy 19 to 25 year olds, according to Taru Kapoor, Tinder’s India head.

Conversations on the app also last longer in India than in any other country.

While there’s no doubt that it’s popular, studies have shown that men using Tinder have low self-esteem and more dissatisfaction with their physical appearance as they constantly compare themselves to other Tinder users.

While one in ten Tinder users reported they were unhappy with their bodies, compared to non-users, it was only men who said it affected their self-esteem negatively. According to one male user, it also has to do with the lack of response or the responses men generally get.

In India, Tinder is a much more popular choice among women than it is among men. In 2015, there was a 400% hike in women using the dating app from 2014. And it’s women who are utilizing the “super like” option more as well.

And while a study by MindShift Interactive, quoted by India Today, found that almost 33% of the couples meet online these days, would people continue using these apps once they find partners? How do dating apps like Tinder make a profit then?

The ‘freemium’ option comes to the rescue here, where some basic services are provided for free or are deemed free for a certain time period. Premium options, profiles, services are added then along with monetization from tie-ups with restaurants and cafes.

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