You want to do your very best to make as much of an impact on your first impression as you can.
Simply put, with your screen name you are trying to build interest.
Which is why I’d like to use our time today to judge fellow online daters on one thing: their usernames.
James Needham III- So you know how I just said it’s really dumb to use your first and last name? And to those people I say, “I hope you are not going on a job interview any time soon.” Notlookingforsluts- Oh hello, nice guy of Okcupid!
Many teenagers make up unique online names to up their cool quotient while they are on popular social networking sites.
I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. Don’t create a totally random one that you gave a mere second’s thought!
None of them force you really take time to think about that step, or let you fill out the other aspects of your profile while you ponder the all-important “username” field and come back to it once the creative juices are flowing. Check out this link about a JDate user who picked an icky name.
Save your showing off, money-wise, for the first date.
Different dating services call them handles, nicknames or just usernames, but they all mean the same thing.