The username you choose needs to work for you not against you, so ideally it needs to be: – which one are you more likely to click on?

The second Frank sounds infinitely more interesting to me than the first one.

We also needed Ok Cupid to get permission from their users to enable us to publish those popular profile pics.

Just a note on this: if you are stringing words together as above, do use capital letters as I have done so that it is easier to see what the words say when put together.

Lovesbakingbread, for example, is harder to read and is actually a bit off-putting, the exact opposite of what you’re aiming for.

You may be an awesome business woman, project manager, director etc but your username is not the time or the place to showcase this. Here we have a few more words to play with and our second opportunity to make a good impression and attract people to click on our profile. If you’re still feeling stuck and uninspired, you could just stick to a headline that describes your USP (which we looked at last week).

If you think of your dating profile as a shop full of goodies then your headline and username are your shop window dressing that are used to attract people inside.

You don’t want to attract the wrong kind of attention. Personally, apart from the last one (not only too lazy to think of something, they can’t even be bothered to check their spelling) and the scary one about the ‘furnace of darkness’, I find the others fine, but perhaps a little bland. So when you’re creating your own headline, you need to ask yourself, does this pique interest? They appealed to my taste, but may well not appeal to yours.

Thirdly, it’s best to leave work out of things at this point. Basically, I’m not on falling over myself to click the ‘read more’ button. In any case they are slightly more interesting and well thought out than the earlier ones, demonstrating a level of creativity and humour. With a little bit of effort you will probably come up with something that is better than 90% of what is currently out there!Zohar Lazar Buried in all that data were some surprising facts about how to optimize your dating profile.If you’re a gay man, pose outdoors—48 percent of the profile pics of the most popular gay men on Ok Cupid were snapped outside. ) Selfies are acceptable for women (45 percent of top-ranking straight women used them, as did 4 percent of lesbians), but not so much for men.Let’s have a look below at some actual dating headlines in use now (the good, the bad and the ugly…) I literally cut and paste the first 15 I came across directly from two different dating sites today – so these are real, live headlines uncensored by me. of singles crawl dating sites and apps, flipping through photos and profiles of potential matches. Here at WIRED, we couldn’t help but think there might be a better way to optimize your chances, so we pulled massive amounts of data from Ok Cupid and Match.com, searching for tips that might help you master Internet dating and find someone awesome.Lots of people, unfortunately, give this little or no thought, often choosing perhaps their first name with a series of numbers after it.