There are a lot of don’ts out there but to help you on your way Our Graham found this gem of a list from Glamour.com’s dating blogger, Gena Kaufman.It picks out all those words that are best avoided in your username.The more you agonise over it, the worse it’s going to get. Also think about the kind of person you want to meet and what you want to get out of the relationship. The strange thing about online dating is that the vast majority are striving to look normal.
Gena says to avoid ‘xxx’s, meaningless numbers (or meaningful ones if it’s the number 69), anything like ‘sex’, ‘dirty’, ‘hot’, or equally ‘death’ and ‘rage’.
It’s a good list and you can read the full post here.
To work it off I like to go running up and down my street and play the occasional bit of football. In terms of names this also means that Hot Guy444 or Nice Girl isn’t really going to cut it. If you’re in online dating to find a relationship, however casual it may be, people want it to be with a person, not an automaton or a computer profile.
I always buy coffee from Pret because it seems like it’s more ethical than Starbucks (probably misguided) and when I go to the beach, I like to make sand angels. Remember you do have to meet this person sooner or later.
Here, care of the Huffington Post, are some other ones to avoid.