What's in a name?
A catchy screen name does wonders to make your profile stand out from the rest when chatting online.
But apart from trying to think of a witty username, one researcher has now found that your name plays a role in the online clicks you are likely to get.
According to MIT researcher Amy Perfors, the location of vowels in a name has a statistical link to your attractiveness to the other sex.
Linguists classify vowels according to where in the mouth they are pronounced. Front vowels are like the 'a' in bat, and back vowels are like the 'o' in food.
According to her research, men with names that had front-vowel sounds were rated more attractive than those with back-vowel sounds.
That would mean that guys like Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are more attractive to women than the likes of Prince Charles or George Michael.
With women, however, it was the other way around.
Women whose names had back-vowel sounds were regarded as more attractive than those with front-vowel sounds, Ms Perfors found.
Julia Roberts and Carmen Electra would therefore be regarded as hotter than Liz Hurley or Jessica Simpson.
Guys with more masculine names (think Steve or Dave) were more attractive than those with androgynous names like Jamie.
Girls with androgynous names were found to be less attractive than those with very girly names like Brittany, or quite masculine names like Max.
Warning that it is only a preliminary study, Ms Perfors has warned that personality and looks still remain the two main deciding factors when it comes to attraction.
"If Jud and Jim Schmoe are otherwise equally attractive, then Jim, who has the 'better' name, might be statistically more likely to be rated attractive than Jud," she explained.
"But if you're Brad Pitt, you'd be more attractive than Joe Schmoe regardless of what your name is," she added.