In the ancient Egypt civilization, there was a myth saying that if you know someone’s true name, you can control that person. This power even extends to the Gods, who hid their real names from each other to protect themselves from nasty scheming. This also means that even the people who worshipped them were unaware of their true identity, thus earning them the name that displayed their powers, role, appearance or nature. Bottom line: even the Egyptian gods used nicknames to defend their identity. So why would you do otherwise while dating online?
The Influence of Identity
The moral of our little story is that names have their power, and knowing someone’s actual name can indeed give you some sort of influence. You are able to track the person on Facebook or other social networks to learn more about his/her lifestyle, background etc. Lots of people wish to avoid being exposed in front of their environment while visiting a dating site, thus they come up with profile name. Just like the Egyptian Gods. The only difference is that people tend to be less creative when it comes to inventing a creative alter ego.
“Why would I need a creative nick? Baby356 is just fine! Did you check my profile picture? It’s all I need to reel in the dates!” one could say. Indeed, your photos are the first thing to catch a potential single’s eye, but a good profile name can be useful too. It puts your individuality and creative vibes on display, not to mention it makes you memorable, so people can find their way back to you even without marking your profile as favorite. We also wish to point out that a unique nick can serve as an ice breaker, since you can start discussing it and then jump to a more personal topic. You can even put subtle hints about your zodiac, favorite hobby or movie character in your pseudonym.
Even though the benefits of a creative nick are quite obvious, most people find it difficult to come up with one. It’s not because you lack the proper brainpower, it’s just hard to put your fingers around the mental process. It also happens that someone else already took his, her dib on a badass-sounding name. So what can you do? It’s simple: find a nickname generator. There are plenty of websites where you need to complete a quiz or submit some personal preference (hobbies, age, favorite movies etc.), and voilà, your new and one-of-a-kind alt name is ready!
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