So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.
Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict.
Play the Field"It's important to be in more than one community," Davis says.
"It's like being in more than one social circle." She suggests joining one mainstream site (say, e Harmony or Match.com) as well as one niche service, such as Cupidtino, which brings Apple-product obsessives together, or the unapologetically elitist Sparkology (the site's men—but not its women! "Changing sites from time to time, and then revisiting, is the best strategy," says Davis. Ace Your Profile"Your user name is going to inspire them to click," says Davis, who suggests a terminology mash-up (e.g., Sporty Smile).
1) Pick a mature (not silly or arrogant) screen name.
Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).
This winning combination’s goal is stop someone in their digital tracks so they can read your profile to get to know you.
Step 2 – Make a list of simple, related words to your two interests.
But finding a memorable one isn’t always that easy, as your favorite choice might already been taken.
Having an eye-grabbing rock star screen name goes hand in hand with posting a great primary photo in your online dating profile.
I’ve often used variations of a song title as a catchy screen name. Because it adds personality to your profile and invites someone who shares your passion for music to stop and take a digital peek.
Don’t be surprised if he or she fills in the blanks with the second line of the song.