Now, taking the first step feels a bit warmer and more natural in the Guided Communication process. It’s designed to help you get to know someone at your own pace; if you want more control of the conversation you can go with Quick Questions or you can skip this step and go directly to sending custom messages.
Sending pre-written Quick Questions that ask the hard stuff for you (but in a more welcoming way) efficiently gets to the heart of what you’re looking for.
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.
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.