It’s fun, and it adds a bit of much-needed intrigue to my day. Consider your intentions: What kind of people do you want to attract? “A name like Twiglet or Kit Kat sends a playful message, while Erininpajamas implies you work at home (or not at all).” That’s not to say that you have to stick to more literal names and avoid cleverness altogether—quite the contrary.
Until I click on the profile, I’m free to daydream about the person on the other end of the wink. Consider having some fun wordplay with your name or initials—Grish references a friend of hers named Alia, who lives in California and chose the catchy CAliafornia as her handle.
Once the first impression is made, you can't go back in time and change it, and simply put, it could make the difference between potential cyber-suitors clicking on your profile name and viewing your ad or moving on to the next one – trust me.
Remember - you are trying to create the impression that you are a confident, social, fun, and passionate individual that is not obviously trying to convey these characteristics.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.