If you're worried that an otherwise great username sounds too outrageous, or too different from who you really are, try it out on your profile for a test run, and see how women respond. A bit of facial hair never hurts, and the stylish scarf adds a touch panache. (Joe's a stock photo, in case you were wondering)I uploaded Joe's picture to a photo scoring website called photofeeler.
If it really feels cringe inducing, change it later. The stress of not having a cool name you're totally in love with just might motivate your creative energies faster than if you sit on the sidelines, waiting for that perfect username to pop into your head. It's a tool my company uses sometimes, when we can't agree on which photo looks best for one of our members.
But they didn't get enough unsolicited inbound to draw conclusions, unsurprisingly). Also interesting is that when either username was shown alongside his picture on Photofeeler, he scored less than half as attractive when compared to just the photo, with no dating username at all.
Perhaps the nameless photo scored twice as high on Photofeeler, because it was twice as big on the scoring page, when compared to showing it with a username.
The reason we chose a fairly attractive test photo, was to make sure we would get enough unsolicited inbound interest, so we could compare the amounts.
(note, we also tried this test with a few less attractive guys. Most notable is the clever username encouraged almost twice as many profile views & likes on match.com, when compared to the Generic username.
Or more likely, a picture on a dating profile is perceived by women as inherently lower status when compared to the same picture by itself.
Matthew Valentines is an online dating concierge, and executive director at Personal Dating Assistants.
So get it right the first time, or you'll need to start over with a new profile.
I may code like a geek, but communication, empathy, and improvisation On Plenty Of Fish, usernames are smaller in size, taking a back seat to a big, more important looking headline. At least when it comes to getting noticed on Po F..
Because Po F is the biggest free dating site with a gen pop demographic, your clever username won't be appreciated as much here, when compared to Okcupid and Match.
To kick things off, I chose a picture of a guy doing all the right things for a dating photo. It's not perfect, but it's good for gauging general sentiment.
For now, I just want to understand what women's general impression is of this guy. Here's what I got back: Now that we have a baseline understanding of Joe's attractiveness, I made 2 copies of the exact same dating profile, on the 3 biggest dating sites where usernames are still used; Okcupid, Plenty Of Fish, and Match.