The username you choose needs to work for you not against you, so ideally it needs to be: – which one are you more likely to click on?
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Let’s have a look below at some actual dating headlines in use now (the good, the bad and the ugly…) I literally cut and paste the first 15 I came across directly from two different dating sites today – so these are real, live headlines uncensored by me.
L here and ready to bring you the scoop from the internet dating websites. I may be one year older as of a few days ago, but I’m as immature and judgmental as ever.
Just a note on this: if you are stringing words together as above, do use capital letters as I have done so that it is easier to see what the words say when put together.
Lovesbakingbread, for example, is harder to read and is actually a bit off-putting, the exact opposite of what you’re aiming for.
You may be an awesome business woman, project manager, director etc but your username is not the time or the place to showcase this. Here we have a few more words to play with and our second opportunity to make a good impression and attract people to click on our profile. If you’re still feeling stuck and uninspired, you could just stick to a headline that describes your USP (which we looked at last week).
If you think of your dating profile as a shop full of goodies then your headline and username are your shop window dressing that are used to attract people inside.
And one (me, obvs) should avoid that line when it comes to dating. ) I like it because 1) It’s a clever play on a name for another internet dating service and 2) It’s a little joke about Judaism, which you know I appreciate.
David Silver/Say Anything- Nothing makes me weak in the knees like a casual reference to late 80s/early 90s pop culture. I usually get so excited I’ll message something CRAY like, “Meet me at the Max in 1 hour? ” or, “Diane Court here.” Bagel Meet Bagel- Surprise, surprise. A visit or message from Mark3456 or jbt78 or Cardinalsfan may not catch my eye as quickly as I_shot_the_Sheriff_forreal. Because honestly, what people say in their messages, and their profiles, is way more important than their username. We’ve already done a post or two on profiles and messages, but rest assured, readers!
Firstly, the most important thing is to make sure you’re using correct spelling and grammar (apart from the capital letter usage as outlined above).
So, avoid names like: I’m sure I don’t need to tell you this, but they are just awful.
Thank god you made it clear in your username that you aren’t looking for a slut, because I was just about to message you and offer you my body.