Witty screen names for dating sites
It’s either a huge advantage, a huge disadvantage, or a missed opportunity! You can check out this link with a decent round-up of some of the very worst username strategies, but there are a lot of more mundane things that make for bad usernames.
Trying too hard to perfectly sum yourself up is a common pitfall. Generally you should avoid anything with numbers, or super descriptive words (Ski Girl Seattle is very boring, even if it’s easy to come up with—and it only conveys information we’d be able to find in other areas of her profile).
When picking a username, opt for incorporating more desirable traits rather than ones with negative connotations, the researchers wrote.
Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.
“The profile should have a balance between comprehensive honesty and positive self-presentation because its validity will be put to test in future face-to-face interactions.” MORE READING: The United States of online dating profiles Everything you ever wanted to know about love, in 25 maps and charts PSA: Dating apps can give you viruses, too.
Pick group photos in which you’re in the center of the shot, the study notes, because it “creates a sense of importance.” “This can be further enhanced in group photos where you are shown touching another person (confining this to the upper arm to be socially acceptable),” the authors write.
The researchers note that people are either ignored or pursued based on a quick look-over of a profile, so while a good photo matters, a good written description can really push the interest into action.
Don’t just blab about how great you (surely) are; go with a ratio of stuff about you to what you’re seeking.
People also look to cues like spelling and grammatical errors (it’s “they’re” not “there,” pal).
Humor can give you the edge, but as they say in journalism, show, don’t tell.