DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.So before setting up your profile, look at the profiles of people you find attractive and choose a name with a likeness,” he said in a release.DON’T: ONLY POST SELFIES Okay, this one is pretty intuitive, but look good in your primary photo. Including group photos makes you look more desirable, the study notes.Your objective is to find a decent enough, yet slightly unusual username which stands out from all the other names. Usually, usernames don't have any spaces between the words, and hence, the use of capital letters is required in order to separate it.
Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.
Here’s how, per the researchers: crack a genuine smile (the kind that crinkles up your eyes a bit); tilt your head slightly; and, for women, wear red because that “enhances men’s attraction leading to significantly more contacts.” But don’t only post selfies, because, what else are you doing with your life besides taking pictures of your face? Women find a man more attractive when other women are smiling at him.
Pick group photos in which you’re in the center of the shot, the study notes, because it “creates a sense of importance.” “This can be further enhanced in group photos where you are shown touching another person (confining this to the upper arm to be socially acceptable),” the authors write.
People also look to cues like spelling and grammatical errors (it’s “they’re” not “there,” pal).
Humor can give you the edge, but as they say in journalism, show, don’t tell.