What Not to say in your Online International Dating Username

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On July 4, 2013
Last modified:February 5, 2019


This article tells you what you should avoid saying in your username.

Using international dating sites is a great way to meet interesting women from different countries. However, in order to make your international dating endeavour a success, you must create an online dating profile that makes women want to contact you and get to know you better. One of the most important elements of your dating profile is your username. Your username is people’s first impression of you. Unfortunately, many people use an ineffective username, as they don’t realize how important it is. These people tend to make the same mistakes when creating a username. When creating a username for your online international dating profile, there are a few things you must avoid.

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Avoid Using Humor

Although humor is great, and it is always nice to make somebody smile, jokes and humor don’t always translate well online.  Something that you may type in jest or in a sarcastic manner may not register with someone as a joke. Instead it can come off as stupid, rude or even offensive.  This is something to be aware of.  There is nothing wrong with a bit of fun, but unless it is extremely obvious that your username is a joke, humorous or a phrase said in jest, then it is best to leave your sense of humor for the “about me”/essay portion of your profile, where you have the rest of your profile to talk about yourself.

Avoid Sexual Usernames

Usernames that are sexual in nature or contain any kind of sexual connotation should be completely avoided.  While names with a sexual nature may seem fun and playful to you, they will generally give the wrong type of impression.  While sexual names may attract attention, it will be for all of the wrong reasons. This type of username will not work well when you are trying international dating.

Don’t Use Ambiguous Usernames

Usernames must always be clear and concise. If your username is ambiguous, it could lead people to misinterpret it, and make a false judgement of you. For example, if you saw a woman’s profile and she had a username like “shopaholic gal”, it can give the impression that she is materialistic and money-orientated. It is likely that she just has a love for fashion and shopping, which a person would know if they were to read the rest of her profile. However, most people wouldn’t bother to read the rest of her profile. Instead they will make inaccurate assumptions, as her username is unclear and open to misinterpretation. When creating your username, always make sure that it is clear and that it can’t be easily misinterpreted.

Creating a Good Online Dating Username

When you are creating a username for your online international dating profile, remember that everybody interprets things differently, so you cannot please everyone and you should never change who you are. However, just make sure your name does not give the wrong impression and that it cannot be easily misinterpreted. To achieve a good username that portrays who you are in an accurate, endearing and interesting way, it is a good idea to consider everything that makes you who you are.  Consider everything that is important to you, and think about the things you love and your passions. Take inspiration from the things you love, whether it is family, your job, films, music or hobbies.

Alex Vidal

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