And while those micro-decisions seem unimportant, they add up and do matter, because you’re only as good as the profile you craft.
So how do you create the kind of online identity that will land you a first date?
DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?
It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.
Here’s how, per the researchers: crack a genuine smile (the kind that crinkles up your eyes a bit); tilt your head slightly; and, for women, wear red because that “enhances men’s attraction leading to significantly more contacts.” But don’t only post selfies, because, what else are you doing with your life besides taking pictures of your face? Women find a man more attractive when other women are smiling at him.
) Another tip, per professor and study author Khalid Khan: “People are also attracted to those similar to themselves.This is a fickle business and a lousy one to make a steady living in, so it's important to have a good family, friends, job and education to fall back on.Creating your online dating username is not something you should do hastily.Creating your username is actually the second most important step to finding and attracting your ideal partner online.The first step if you didn’t already know, is to have an attractive online dating profile photo to catch attention in the first place.
“This is because a toucher is perceived to be of higher status than the one touched.” Status, cool, got it.