from Match.com, it’s a bit like getting an unexpected package in the mail. I’ve certainly had my fair share of long conversations with girlfriends, discussing which usernames would make the best impression. Will he be turned off if I have this as my username? “Choosing a suitable name tells the world how you want to be seen.It’s fun, and it adds a bit of much-needed intrigue to my day. Consider your intentions: What kind of people do you want to attract? “A name like Twiglet or Kit Kat sends a playful message, while Erininpajamas implies you work at home (or not at all).” That’s not to say that you have to stick to more literal names and avoid cleverness altogether—quite the contrary.Simply put, with your screen name you are trying to build interest.When it comes to your profile name you should choose something that is: However coming up with a great of even a good screen name requires thought to serve as your online identity is not that easy. You could use your first name with some numbers after it.So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict.And have someone take your picture for you—a self-portrait in the bathroom screams My Space or desperate loneliness.Include a current—say, within six months—head shot and a full-body shot of yourself. "Most often people make their decision based on the primary photo," says Wax. "We don't need you to tell us that you aren't a writer or you hate writing about yourself." Let your personality shine through.
It happened a year ago, but we’re still teasing her about it.
1) Pick a mature (not silly or arrogant) screen name.
Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).
Until I click on the profile, I’m free to daydream about the person on the other end of the wink. Consider having some fun wordplay with your name or initials—Grish references a friend of hers named Alia, who lives in California and chose the catchy CAliafornia as her handle.
Could it be a blue-eyed guy with a quirky sense of humor? There is nothing wrong with Mr Nosferatu’s profile—he seems nice, has a solid job, cute pictures, and no visible scars. We’d go to an Italian restaurant (with lots of garlic items on the menu), and I’d carry a pointed stick in my little black tote, in case he tried to get, er, fresh after dinner. Dating is enough of a challenge without trying to figure out if your dinner partner is a member of the Undead! A few days pass, and I got emails from several cute guys with normal, friendly usernames. In just 11 letters, Alia manages to convey that she’s fun, witty, and proud to be a West Coaster.