Real life examples: “Nate.r.m86”, “hsh109483”, “Zzz1982”: No sexual connotations: If you’re looking for a relationship, never use the word ‘sex’, ‘xxx’, ‘sexy’ or any other connotation of this word in your username or headline.
Anyone looking at your profile will automatically categorize you as someone who is looking for something casual.
Real Life Examples: “sex-bomb69”: No pet names: These names will come in handy when you’re in a relationship and thinking up pet names.
Maybe you’ve had a profile on Plenty Of Fish for a while, or maybe you’ve never even considered online dating in the past, and now you have no idea where to start.
Either way, this is where we’re stepping up to help you highlight your best features and channel your best self into your Plenty Of Fish profile.
Take a deep breath, and you’ll be ready to tackle one of the most important aspects of a successful online dating profile…
Creativity: The best profiles can articulate who they are and what they’re looking and do it with a lot of humor and self awareness.
30 minutes: This is about how long it takes to create a well thought-out profile. 3 photos of yourself (we’ll get to this in our next post): You’ll want a great head photo, a full length photo and a photo of you doing something active.
An understanding of your breakers and makers: What do you need in a relationship? Before putting yourself out there, you need to know what you’re looking for so you can identify a compatible match when you see one:) A positive attitude: If you’re not in a positive and optimistic state of mind, it will come through in your profile in one way or another.
If your outlook on dating and relationships is bleak at the moment, wait until you have renewed energy and optimism before creating your profile.
Your username is a chance to provide some insight into your passions, and creativity, maybe even making someone smile with the use of only a few characters.
If you choose something attention-grabbing and memorable, you’ll surely stand out in the crowd – in the best way.
On the flip side of this, you want to stay away from generic, negative, or insulting handles that could offend someone, because you need to keep in mind who you want to attract! Choose an adjective and a noun: A great trick for coming up with a username is to choose an adjective and a noun that describe you, stick them together and voila – you’ve created a unique username.
Real life examples: “Relaxed Wanderer”, “Champagne_dame”, “Silly West Coast Girl”, “Mission Man2014”: Incorporate your interests: Mentioning what you love about life and highlighting your pastimes in your username is a great way to provoke interest particularly if the person you’re writing shares similar interests.