Avoid phrases like, “I wouldn’t normally use one of these dating services, but my friends put me up to this.” Remember, your target audience is other people who are using this dating service. Think of specific aspects of your personality that you want to highlight. Instead of, “I enjoy Stanley Kubrick films,” say, “The other night I was watching "A Clockwork Orange," and I found myself thinking it would be a lot more fun to watch and discuss it with someone else.” Humor is especially important.
Not everyone shares the same sense of humor, so saying “I’m a funny person” isn’t sufficient.
Another key to success is knowing what you want and putting it in your profile.
If you browse through a typical dating site, you will see hundreds of ads from people who are “looking for Mr.
Right.” Nearly everyone “enjoys a night out on the town, but also likes a quiet evening at home.” It would be difficult to find someone who doesn’t like a good sense of humor in a date. Inject some humor into your subject line or include one of your interests.
Very few online dating companies who ask for your real first name like Yahoo Personals does, but in these cases it is highly recommended that you create a fake user name anyway, to ensure your own personal safety.
But not only does your handle need to be unique, it also needs to be personal, interesting and somehow indicative of who you are, without being off putting, too long or a challenge to pronounce.