Your username, coupled with your profile picture, is the MOST visible thing in search results.
It’s the first thing potential dates see, and as this humorous article indicates, it makes a big impression (sometimes unintentionally).
The authors write that a first date is more likely with a realistic profile.
Lying when you are online could mean awkward moments later on when you have to fess up to the truth. “Dishonesty in profiling is damaging to the online dating goal,” the authors write.
For example, from the study: “genuine, attractive, outgoing, professional female, good sense of humor, into keeping fit, socializing, music and travel, seeks like-minded, good-natured guy to share quality times.” Feel free to copy and paste that, if it fits the bill.
Also, the study notes that men prefer women who are fit through activities such as yoga and going to the gym, and women prefer bravery and risk-taking to kindness and altruism.
DO: BE AUTHENTIC This is a tip that works in on- and off-line dating.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.I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. Don’t create a totally random one that you gave a mere second’s thought!None of them force you really take time to think about that step, or let you fill out the other aspects of your profile while you ponder the all-important “username” field and come back to it once the creative juices are flowing. Check out this link about a JDate user who picked an icky name.“This is because a toucher is perceived to be of higher status than the one touched.” Status, cool, got it.