Take This to Tinder: Study Finds People Named “Katie” and “David” Make the Best Spouses

What's in a name? Apparently, whether you suck at marriage or not.

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Do you want to get married someday? According to a study, your best bet is choosing someone named “Katie” or “David” because these are the names most closely associated with fantastic, backrub-giving spouses. Adjust your fantasy Pinterest board accordingly.

Of course, this study was conducted by a domain name-selling website called Siteopia.com and not, you know, qualified researchers. Their method for discovering the so-called “best” spouse names: Polling approximately 2,000 people and asking them what kinds of names they associated with people being good spouses. Not exactly super scientific.

A Siteopia spokesperson told Telegraph, “It seems certain names tend to crop up more than others when thinking about the qualities of a good husband or wife.” So basically, they compiled a list of names people said sounded wifely and husband-y.

For selective Tinder mate targeting purposes, here are the complete lists:

Best wife names
1. Katie
2. Sophie
3. Louise
4. Sarah
5. Emily
6. Charlotte
7. Elizabeth
8. Amy
9. Jessica
10. Lucy

Best husband names
1. David
2. Andrew
3. Daniel
4. Paul
5. John
6. William
7. Simon
8. James
9. Chris
10. Stephen

As you can see, people are not very imaginative when it comes to conjuring the name of an ideal spouse. The poll responders chose the most boring, traditional names they could. I get to say this because my name is Katie, and as a rather ornery romantic partner, my doubts about the validity of this study are quite pronounced.


There was a great David in the bible, however he committed adultery and then killed the lady's husband. They should have found a Gary to kill Goliath. :)


I sent this to my brother David who is married to a Katie. I got a kick out of the story.


I am a David and I am married to a Katie. I also love this article.  I am sure years and years of scientific study and millions of dollars went into this (lol). Either way, we have been married for almost 24 years and we are still having a great time. David and Katies of the world "unite".


I was married to the Worst David in the world! A lying cheating sociopath alcoholic with the luck of the Irish. He got out of every bad situation with his magnificent charm and Handsome forehead.  He drank from morning til night, covered it with flavored chap-stick and mints and lied when the truth would suffice, He fooled my entire family and almost ruined me. He was beyond help. We tried.... Yet somehow he Charmed another foolish woman,across the country with crocodile tears and phony stories, and she moved in with him, almost immediately after our separation/Divorce. I pity her, it's taken three years to get his smell out of here...He is not from the 'Good Davids' he is from the Evil namesakes.


My name is Katie and my husband's name is David. We're getting a kick out of this article and can attest it is true ; )