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15th Dec 2016

Tinder releases the most right-swiped names of 2016

The most datable names of 2016.

Mike Wright

Dating has got lot more complicated these days.

Gone is the time when you could just simply meet someone via serendipity and make a decision based on time spent in their company.

No, that was far too straightforward.

Now you have to download a bunch of apps and then turn into your own image consultant. First, you’ll need to find pictures that project your more positive attributes. So not the 40,000 odd on Facebook of you doing sweaty gurns on a nightclub dance floor.

Maybe some from that one time you went rock climbing in the Lake District, yeah that’ll make you look youthful and vigorous.

Then if you do match, you’ve got to lay down some premium chat that makes you look debonair and witty and not at all creepy or desperate. Then, and only then, you may get to actually meet someone in person.

It’s a hell of a faff.

And now it seems that you may be at a disadvantage before any potential partner’s had a chance to flick through your Adonis-esque pics or experience your enthralling banter.

It may even be over the moment they clock your name. The evidence? Tinder has now released a list of the most right-swiped names. Apparently it makes a difference.

That or they are just very popular names that more people have thus increasing the chance of them having a higher success rate on the app.

Either way, don’t overthink it. Here’s the most popular for guys:

  1. Harry
  2. Jay
  3. Thomas
  4. Leo
  5. Jack
  6. William
  7. Muhammed
  8. Ethan
  9. Archie
  10. Liam

And for the girls:

  1. Amelia
  2. Holly
  3. Grace
  4. Maisie
  5. Olivia
  6. Millie
  7. Ella
  8. Phoebe
  9. Jade
  10. Mollie

So if your name’s not on the list and you’ve been down on your digital dating luck in 2016, a simple trip to deed poll should sort it for you.