She will want to see your face, so shots with sunglasses and/or baseball hats might as well not even be there.
"A hat leads her to assume you have a balding problem that you are trying to hide," says Coloccia.
isten up, guys—if you’re wondering why you’re not getting as much interest online as you’d like, let’s take a closer look at your profile.While it may look fine to you and your buddies, what women find appealing—or off-putting—is a whole lot different. Check out our list of seven common mistakes men make, and, if you’re guilty of any of them, use our quick, gal-friendly fixes to get the online attention you deserve.So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict."At Match.com, you can upload 26 photos, so you can include a good cross section of photos to showcase your personality." Just make sure the fi rst one they see is an accurate representation of what you really look like and not how you wish you did. Since women are more emotional than visual, "color in the picture," counsels Coloccia, "with as many different facets of your personality as you can include." Self-deprecation and humor are always endearing ways to get noticed, but whatever you do, "avoid clichés such as, 'I like long walks on the beach and holding hands,'" advises Wax.
"That's like saying, 'I like sleeping and breathing.'" 4) Stick with the truth.
Try combinations that incorporate your first name, your job, one of your better attributes or a hobby: Names like Tall Texan, SDSoundboy, and Talkative Rick all tell a little about you without waving a red flag. Absolutely—women are keen on knowing about your career.
But should you, like so many men’s profiles do, trace your career back to your college minor (minor!?
Screen names beginning in the top half of the alphabet may spell success in dating, according to the researchers. researchers have previously described this phenomenon as "alphabetical discrimination," and note that lists are often in alphabetical order.
That’s because high achievers with names nearer to the beginning of the alphabet have been linked to educational attainment and higher incomes. "Those in the lower quarter of the alphabet will be lost in the bottom of the pile if you start at the top," the Queen Mary and University of Texas team wrote. Negative associations from words such as "Little" or “Bugg" should be avoided in screen names, the British and American researchers said, though they said playful-sounding names such as "Fun2bwith" appeared to be effective.
Most people online are genuinely looking for love, but a name that makes fun of the process (or yourself) sends a very different message.