Choosing the right dating site user name

We continue with your quest to get up and dating, at least to get online dating in time for Valentine’s Day, even if getting any physical action this late in the day may be pushing a little. But, there are plenty of free dating sites out there that allow you to sort and browse singles by location, such as the one on our home page at, so you may well get lucky.

So, just in time for the weekend, we’ll conclude today with three articles in brief that follow on from choosing the right dating site and what type of dating site membership is right for you.

In order to keep this as short and sweet as possible, today’s posts will be introductions, an overview, if you will; there are other articles on here that go into each topic in more detail, whereby there’ll be a hyperlink to relevant content within for you to expand on these insights.

Choosing the right user id for your dating site

Each and every member on your dating site will have a unique user id or user name, which keeps their sign-in unique and allows you to find them and know who you’re getting mail from. You, likewise, have to choose your matchmaking moniker.

There is nothing inherently wrong with using your own name, but for security’s sake, you are strongly advised not to. If someone hacks the server of the dating site and gets hold of sections of information, you do not want to give them the last piece of the jigsaw by offering your real name on a plate. Also, if you have an abstract real name and you want to keep your dating site usage personal, i.e. not let anyone at work in on your secret, it is best to keep your real name out of the public domain as much as is humanely possible.

Also, there are some names that just do not work on dating sites, proven beyond doubt, in both hemispheres. In Europe, found that Dennis, Kevin, Chantal and Celina’s weren’t having their profiles browsed or e-mails opened as often and in New Zealand, Barry, Jacqueline and Angela came in for the same treatment on findsomeone.

Funny, as in subtle or witty, work quite well if you’re thinking of making up your user name; whereas funny as in corny (Ivor Biggun, for example) just does not, relating a childish sense of humour and that you’re not taking this dating lark altogether seriously. And those that lean towards smut, such as NineInchNigel will be given short shrift, likewise.

Not so much on the UK dating scene, but certainly in Europe, your name carries a lot of weight, as do the words in your profile. In the UK, the emphasis of your picture is relied on heavily and promoted as such on dating sites, whereas elsewhere its the words in your profile that pack the biggest punch.

More about your photo, up next.

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