Match Removes Usernames From Member Profiles

Screen Shot 2015-08-28 at 10.42.39 no longer requires members to have a username when they register for an account on the dating site.

The decision to remove usernames from the site was made in an effort to get Match users to show other singles “who [they] really are”.

The site surveyed its members to find out how they felt about usernames on the dating site, and found that the most popular usernames were in fact those that used real names.

On its official blog, Match said: “If your name is named Mike, Dave or Steve, you’re more likely to get messaged by the ladies on Match.

“Ladies, if you’re lucky enough to be named Sarah, Michelle, or Lisa you’re more likely to be messaged by guys on Match.”

To change usernames, users should go to their Account Setting and change it to their actual names.

The site has also said that this can be done via the iPhone app.

As one final testament to the site’s old usernames, Match surveyed its Customer Care team to dig out the most memorable usernames that they had seen since the site launched.

Check out the top ten memorable names here.