While men love photos of women smiling and looking happy, according to that same recent OK Cupid survey, women like to see photos of guys that portray pride so it’s totally cool for men to use photos where they’re not smiling.The reason for this apparently is that women associate pride higher levels of masculinity, which in turn show a man’s ability to provide and care for his family.And I've seen usernames that dudes thought were hilarious, but actually terrible ideas (Statutory Ape..takers, ladies? Working from a sample size of under 1000 men, I don't have perfect data.But I have learned quite a bit over the years about what goes into a great dating name.Here, guys dish on photos, profiles, and all the things you’re doing right and wrong to get their attention.You don’t have to overhaul your strategy based off of these guys' thoughts, but if you’re in a rut, take some tips right from the stallion’s mouth.“When you have too many pictures with family members, it makes us think you’re going to drag us to family functions early on.And OK Cupid backed this up by saying they found the most effective photos for men, were those when they were looking away from the lens.That said, your main profile photo should have you smiling and looking into the lens so that you come across as engaging.
I've managed profiles with cool usernames (Steve Mc Dream).Balance the family photos with you doing something fun—like hanging out at a stadium—so I have a better idea of what our time together will be like.” –James, 42“If the woman’s photos are only with friends, I automatically think she is shy and insecure about her looks.I would like to see a confident picture of her by herself doing something she loves.With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this ultimate guide to usernames for dating. Because my company creates thousands of usernames for our members, I wanted to be sure. But you can outsource your efforts to a Personal Dating Assistant, and have it done for you.A 2010 academic study, frequently cited in blog posts about online dating, claimed that women were most attracted to usernames that suggest "intelligence" (while men preferred sexy usernames). But this oft quoted study is 7 years old; bronze age online dating wisdom at best, when compared to the A. Imagine what life would be like, with regular dates setup for you, on a silver platter?