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When joining The League app, user’s real first name and the initial of their last name shows up on profiles which must link professional social network Linked In so viewers can see a person's job and where they went to school.Older sites, like Coffee Meets Bagel, which launched in 2012, requires users to sign up with a Facebook account, but keeps a person’s first name private until two people are connected. The natural assumption is they’re trying to vet whether these are real people or not,” says New York City relationship coach Susan Winter.The dating website announced it will no longer allow playful and wacky usernames like “AFunny Sassy Girl,” “Superlonelyman” or “Doritoprincess Xo” to be used on its site, instead requiring subscribers to use real names.
Ok Cupid wants people to get real about finding love.
I know immediately when I get a message from 'Love2fuk' that I'm likely not going to want to read his message,” she said.
SEE ALSO: Breaking this stereotype will make your online dating match much more likely to respond Some also feared that profiles with real names attached revealing answers to extremely personal questions could also be seen by colleagues or employers. Your profile, with answers to hundreds of extremely personal questions, will now have your real name attached. — Catherynne Valente (@catvalente) December 22, 2017 After some backlash, OKCupid clarified its policy in the blog post saying users do not have to use their legal name, and could use the name, nickname or initials they wanted to be known as on the site.
It’s starting with a test group and will soon be rolled out to everyone on Ok Cupid, so all users will need to update their profiles with what they want their dates to call them,” a recent blog post from the site read.
SEE ALSO: Adding these 3 words to your online dating profile will land you more dates Ok Cupid justifies the new rules simply with: “it’s time to keep up with the times,” adding: “We want you, Big Daddy Flash916, to go by who you are, and not be hidden beneath another layer of mystique.
It seems to be aiming to stay relevant amid a new authenticity-driven dating app world where “hookup” apps like Tinder, the No.