Different dating services may call them different things – usernames, screen names, identities, handles, nicknames, or profile names, but they all mean the same thing.
"Those already registered should update the profile.So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict.Have fun with your screen name, but avoid being vulgar or cocky.Stay away from names that denote wealth or immaturity. Craig Wax, senior vice president at Match.com, recommends "coming up with a name that gives an indication of what you are all about.