Updated: Mar 8, 2018 7:04 pm
Over the years, scientists and psychologists have come to the conclusion that names are pretty damn important. A "bad" name can cost you a job, a loan, admittance to good colleges, and can even make you more likely to become a criminal.
It's important to note, however, that a name itself can't magically make you do things. Instead, scientists have discovered that people with certain names are more likely to have attributes or come from a certain socio-economic background that drives certain behaviors. There are always exceptions to the rule, which is why you shouldn't believe in stereotypes. However, it is fun to think about, and honestly, Jennifer can seriously piss off. Below, eight female names you might want to avoid going on a Tinder date with.
Megan is most likely to cheat on you.
If you ever find yourself on Tinder and noticing an alarming amount of Megans who want to hang out at odd hours of the night, there's a slight chance they might already have a boyfriend. According to a poll by Gleeden.com (which is like Ashley Madison for chicks), women named Megan are more likely to be unfaithful, followed by Jessica, Amy, Olivia, and Rebecca.
Melissa is more likely to be a criminal.
If you're dating a Melissa, you might want to sleep with one eye open, or maybe just change your identity altogether and move to a different town because they are dangerous. According to a large study by Protection1, a security company, they studied 300,000 mugshots to come up with a list of the most common names of criminals. Most of the names are male, but when it comes to female names, the top ones are Melissa and Theresa. If you meet one, you might want to check and make sure she hasn't cut your brakes or something,
Amanda is least likely to pay you back.
That $20 you gave to Amanda? Yeaaah, you're not getting that back. According to money site The Finder, the most common age of people who don't return borrowed loans is 37. They then looked up the most popular names from its birth year and found that Jennifer was No. 1. But since we already know all about Jennifer (she is a gold-digger, after all), we went with the name that was No. 2 on the list, Amanda.