First impressions matter. And when meeting someone online, your profile name is the first thing that people notice about you — so choose a good one. These five tips will help you in creating the perfect profile name for singles.
Consider Your Audience
Are you signing up for a dating website or a business discussion forum? One profile name will not necessarily work for all websites. You may want to be known as “gotthenuts” on a poker playing website but that name may not go over so well on a singles or adult dating website.
Personalize Your Profile-Name
Share a bit of your personality or interests by choosing a profile name related to a hobby or something of importance to you. Attract others from the start with a cleaver name or by incorporating an activity that you enjoy. Much more effective than “ed24768”, a creative name will spark interest and cause viewers to take notice.
Choose a Safe Name
It is best not to use your full name and location such as “SaraPotterfromIthaca”. You may want to share personal information with someone in the future but until then, it is best to remain as anonymous as possible. Also avoid using your age or birth date in your profile name as well. Keeping your profile name gender neutral will also avoid unwanted advances from predators. Again, personal details can be revealed anytime and it is just not appropriate to do so with your profile name.
Don’t Try to Impress other Singles
If you choose “HotDocWithPorche” as your profile name you will just look pathetic. No one will buy it, they will just roll their eyes and assume you are a sixteen year-old with big dreams. Even if you are a lingerie model, there is no need to make that your opening line. “Fashionista” will look a lot better than “ModelDiva”.
Don’t Embarrass Yourself
If you would be ashamed to have your children or your mother see your profile name, then maybe you should think about changing it. Funny is good, a little naughty is okay, but perverted is a no-no. Your profile name is also not the best way to find out if people will accept your faux pas. “LivesWithParents” or “StillUnemployed” may not be the best way to start a relationship with someone, even if it is just online. If you want to start a positive online relationship, put your best foot forward and start with a positive profile name.