David Silver/Say Anything- Nothing makes me weak in the knees like a casual reference to late 80s/early 90s pop culture. I usually get so excited I’ll message something CRAY like, “Meet me at the Max in 1 hour? ” or, “Diane Court here.” Bagel Meet Bagel- Surprise, surprise. A visit or message from Mark3456 or jbt78 or Cardinalsfan may not catch my eye as quickly as I_shot_the_Sheriff_forreal. Because honestly, what people say in their messages, and their profiles, is way more important than their username. We’ve already done a post or two on profiles and messages, but rest assured, readers!There is enough material here to run a daily tumbler for eternity.James Needham III- So you know how I just said it’s really dumb to use your first and last name? And to those people I say, “I hope you are not going on a job interview any time soon.” Notlookingforsluts- Oh hello, nice guy of Okcupid!Thank god you made it clear in your username that you aren’t looking for a slut, because I was just about to message you and offer you my body.So here is my honest opinion about where women go wrong when it comes to online dating profiles.
Your idiosyncrasies and nuances are nigh-on impossible to judge from a single piece of text, so don’t try to crack protracted jokes with punchlines! Responding immediately It’s the online equivalent of sleeping with the guy on the first date.If you’re worried that using your real name and age is boring, don’t be – men won’t even notice!All they are focused on is your photograph and the contents of your profile.In my view a username can only achieve one of two things.It either produces no reaction whatsoever, or, worse, rings alarm bells.As I learn all too regularly, there is a fine line between being funny and just plain scary.