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Online dating: the best profile names


It’s a tricky one. What’s ter a name?

When it comes to online dating, the reaction is a lotsbestemming. According to Jim Safka, CEO of, you have to think ter terms of advertising:

“Make your headline a grabber. Think of all the superb advertising slogans you’ve everzwijn heard. They’re imprinted ter people’s minds. You want to do the same thing with your profile.”

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Your username is the very first thing someone will read. So it is the most significant to place to (a) sell yourself and (b) be yourself. What makes you you?

A name is a good place to embark but for the sake of online security, don’t use your utter name. A very first name is enough. Or perhaps half of your surname. Your name’s Ryan Gosling? Attempt RyanGos.

If you want to waterput a bit more of yourself into it (and this applies particularly if you have a tagline to think about. This movie clip has some amusing ones to avoid), think about what you do te a habitual day. One random habit (nothing gross here people) or a funny fact can do the trick.

E.g. RyanGos: I like to rail motorbikes rapid and be filmed doing it.

Of course, you can read euphemisms into everything but there comes a point where you just have to bite the bullet and write something down. The more you agonise overheen it, the worse it’s going to get.

The crucial point is to be yourself. Again, what makes you you? If you’re finding it hard to speld down that clinching fact, ask a family friend. Don’t tell them you are online dating. That way you will get a more fair reaction (and avoid awkward questions if you feel that is how they might react).

Also think about the kleintje of person you want to meet and what you want to get out of the relationship. Casual hookup? Go for something a little more suggestive. Safer people will look at profiles with safer names.

The strange thing about online dating is that the vast majority are striving to look corriente. That is why the only way to stand out from the crowd is to be yourself. You are unique. The more you use cliche’s, the more you will be passed overheen. A cliche melts into the background.

So that means: no candlelit dinners, walks along the beach, ‘I like all sports’ (you can’t like all sports, lawn cups? tiddlywinks? Say which you do indeed like), shopping (generic), eating out (generic). Here, care of the Huffington Postbode, are some other ones to avoid.

Better to say: I love eating Persian food especially ter Westelijk London. To work it off I like to go running up and down my street and play the occasional bit of football. I always buy coffee from Pret because it seems like it’s more ethical than Starbucks (very likely misguided) and when I go to the beach, I like to make sand angels.

Te terms of names this also means that HotGuy444 or NiceGirl isn’t indeed going to cut it. You could be anyone with that name. If you’re ter online dating to find a relationship, however casual it may be, people want it to be with a person, not an automaton or a rekentuig profile. Recall you do have to meet this person sooner or straks.

There are a lotsbestemming of don’ts out there but to help you on your way Our Graham found this gem of a list from’s dating blogger, Gena Kaufman. It picks out all those words that are best avoided ter your username.

Gena says to avoid ‘xxx’s, meaningless numbers (or meaningful ones if it’s the number Sixty-nine), anything like ‘sex’, ‘dirty’, ‘hot’, or identically ‘death’ and ‘rage’. It’s a good list and you can read the total postbode here.

Here’s a brief list of other snauwerig and lumps to bear te mind:

  1. Waterput a nice, clear, and preferably glad looking, picture of yourself up. Wij have had readers te the past write ter worrying that couldn’t see someone clearly. Don’t let that be you!
  2. Be truthful always. You will only end up getting caught out. Especially when you have to meet up ter person.
  3. React to all your mail even if it’s negative. It means that you won’t get pestered and that you are being clear and fair with people. Imagine if it wasgoed you sitting on the rekentuig forever waiting for that hotty to e-mail you back.
  4. Think cautiously about which dating webpagina you are signing up to. There are a loterijlot out there and they are all different. Wij have reviewed a few here.

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