When signing up for any dating site such as Match or POF you are forced to create a POF Login account. Does your screen name affect the chances of finding a date? Lets take a few examples and reflect on them from both a male and female perspective. Unlike your name in real life, most people use a login that says a little something about their self.
Lets start off from a woman’s point of view as we examine a few fictitious screen names to get a basic understanding of what the ladies might think when they first come across your profile and if it deserves a click through or not. Now most people would not use a login such as “drunkalldaylong” or “sleepswithalotofwomen” but what if you did? These are extreme examples here guys, but you can see where we are going with this. Your screen name on POF is a bit of a first impression, so you want to make it something original and unique. Something that gives a little hint of who you might be, but without sounding desperate, creepy or like a jerk. Do you think something like “lonelyguy” oozes confidence? Or do you think a woman might take this as a sign of being desperate on plentyoffish?
Now just as men tend to pick terrible screen names for their POF login
account, the women are just as guilty. A lot of profiles tend to have hints of desperation in their screen name. Take for example another fake screen name like “brokenhearted” and then some random string of numbers that usually follows. Are you on POF to attract a mate, or is this a venting board for your emotional needs just as the facebook wall has become so notorious for? Sounding weak and vulnerable on a dating site will attract men looking to exploit that.
These are just a few short examples, but if you use POF for dating or any other dating site then you know that a screen name can tell a lot about a person and is often overlooked during the creation of a profile. Chose something simple that give the reader a bit of a positive teaser of who you are. Do not go overboard, such as “reallywealthyman123″ or “icookandcleanandhaveagreatbody321″, that spews arrogance as well as desperation. Avid using your real name also, you never know who is on the other end of the internet reading your profile. Choose your POF login wisely.