Even celebrities aren’t immune to the trend: Actor Kellan Lutz allegedly goes by “Sebastian” on the VIP dating app Raya.“I’ve slept with men before I’ve shared my full name,” says Sandra La Morgese, a holistic practitioner who has moonlighted as a dominatrix over the past five years.And whenever a man knows what I do, and the fact that my clientele includes VIP athletes, that’s all he wants to discuss.” Charlupski goes only by her first name for the first few dates, and isn’t shy about telling men she’s not comfortable sharing any additional information if they dig for more.“I give the bare minimum for as long as possible,” she says.But as soon as a man realizes I’m a dominatrix, the conversation is all sex, all the time.I want him to get to know the other parts of me.” La Morgese says most men are intrigued by her revelation, rather than upset by her hidden secret.
Whether you know it or not, odds are you've encountered one. "The majority of the matches are often bots," says Satnam Narang, Symantec’s senior response manager. Keeping the automated personalities at bay has become a central challenge for software developers.
From her searches of potential suitors, she’s uncovered men who are married and other dirty laundry, but her own reason for keeping her name under wraps is much more mundane.
“I love my job, but I hate talking about it in a social setting.
“I work with a lot of high-profile people — celebrities, athletes, CEOs — and I’ve been wary of people wanting my connections,” says Shariat, 34, who lives in Soho. But at the end of the day, proponents aren’t entirely sure the method is successful.
hristopher Russell owned a small bar in Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, but, like a lot people these days, figured he had better odds hooking up online.