What’s in a (screen) name?
I have often been asked by readers and dating profile clients what makes for a really good online dating name.
Well, think about it—especially you folks who complain that your fellow singles “only look at the pictures anyway.” This is your chance to be clever, cool, fun, witty, and alluring.
That is, If you don’t totally mess it up by coming up with something stupid, self-obsessed, or downright uninteresting.
I find it’s helpful to answer the question about handles with a question or two of my own:
Guys, in real life, could a woman possibly feel a hot animal attraction to you if you were to introduce yourself as Bob4UOnly? Dubious.
Or, if you’re a woman:
How enthralling would you be to the handsome guy standing in line with you at Starbuck’s if you were to open with, “Hey there, I’m TwilightObsessd!”
In my last post I explained why online dating is a numbers game—and why your one and only task in creating your dating profile is to convince vast numbers of profile visitors that you are someone they must learn more about.
Well, you may ask, how in heaven’s name do I go about being so charismatic? Great question. And what better place to begin getting down to fascination tactics than your user name? I want to talk beginning your online profile with a fantastic user name—but first I feel compelled to offer a little
rant advice on what makes a handle horrid.