Keep in mind Okcupid will only allow you to change your username once per month.
So get it right the first time, or you'll need to start over with a new profile.
Or more likely, a picture on a dating profile is perceived by women as inherently lower status when compared to the same picture by itself.
Matthew Valentines is an online dating concierge, and executive director at Personal Dating Assistants.
To kick things off, I chose a picture of a guy doing all the right things for a dating photo. It's not perfect, but it's good for gauging general sentiment.
For now, I just want to understand what women's general impression is of this guy. Here's what I got back: Now that we have a baseline understanding of Joe's attractiveness, I made 2 copies of the exact same dating profile, on the 3 biggest dating sites where usernames are still used; Okcupid, Plenty Of Fish, and Match.
But they didn't get enough unsolicited inbound to draw conclusions, unsurprisingly). Also interesting is that when either username was shown alongside his picture on Photofeeler, he scored less than half as attractive when compared to just the photo, with no dating username at all.