By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky In addition to displaying a screen name, many online-dating sites allow you to display a phrase, called a tagline.
The obvious first step is to think about the kind of match you want.Or perhaps it’s exactly the kind of positive, ambitious guy I’ve been looking for? But there’s a stumbling block for me, and I can’t seem to get past it: His username is another term for Dracula. Or you could choose something that indicates what your job is—Vet Guy or Writer Girl indicate that you’re comfortable with your profession. “I would stay away from any words that are negative in nature, like lonely and desperate.What about my 8th-grade boyfriend—is he looking to reconnect? As in a centuries-old chap with a penchant for neck biting. Even if you are, find something positive or fun to use,” says Bev Bacon, dating expert and author of Have fun with your moniker, and if you find yourself in a bind, bounce the idea off friends (a friend of the gender you’re trying to attract is best! Ask them what they’d think if that username showed up in their inbox—and what the name suggests to them.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!There is enough material here to run a daily tumbler for eternity.They represented a dry humor than aligns with my own.