People who keep changing their screen name

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
People who keep changing their screen name
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 2:55pm

I have seen 2 guys on match who keep changing their screen names.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 04-22-2009
Mon, 09-12-2011 - 3:20pm
I am laughing out loud right now. I have noticed this same thing and I just want to email them and say "Really! Do you think we're idiots??"
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Registered: 10-16-2006
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 6:15am

I'm not connecting the dots here: if a man has two profiles, why does that mean he's too cheap to pay? (I haven't finished my first cup of coffee, maybe I missed something?)

I think people post two profiles to up their chances. I'm not sure if this has ever worked in the history of OLD. I have seen double postings, in fact, I've seen them one right after the other in the serch results! This one guy did put a slightly different photo with each one, but it was pretty funny.

I also think people change their screen name so that the database will move them to the top of the search results. I have heard that if you make a change to your profile, you will move up in the search results. But you don't have to change your name---just update something in your profile.

I took a three-month break and when I went back on, I retired my username and now have a new one. I also changed my photo and updated the wording in my profile. Hasn't helped so far, haha. I guess no one around here is looking for a 57-year-old woman. In the past when I took a break, I always got a lot of hits when I went back on, but this time, no. I turned 57 during this last break, so I guess 56 is the upper limit in mens' searches.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Tue, 09-13-2011 - 10:23am

I'm thinking if a guy (or girl) has 2 diff. profiles at the same time but they are slightly different then he's just trying them out to figure out which one gets more interest--I guess they don't know that they will probably show up right next to each other in the search results--and this guy who did that used the same main picture so it was really obvious.

But then I saw him later (and another guy)--they keep using the same exact picture/profile but just keep changing the screen name every few weeks so I just wondered what could be the purpose of it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 08-10-2010
Wed, 09-14-2011 - 2:48pm

Why waste time wondering about these types of guys, what their motive/game might be?

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 10:58am

I was just curious about it--it's not like I am spending hours worrying about it.

iVillage Member
Registered: 02-23-2010
Thu, 09-15-2011 - 3:59pm

Maybe they're trying to shake things up a bit.....or maybe they thought they had deleted a profile and re-profiled by mistake?

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2011
Sun, 09-18-2011 - 9:36pm

I've totally noticed the same thing!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 2:44am
My guess is that they are trying to come up with different "identities" to either try to figure out which gets more interest ... or to hedge their bets. My gut instinct is to stay away from those guys when you recognize them, even if their motives end up being innocuous, just to be safer....
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-28-1999
Wed, 09-21-2011 - 2:19pm

This guy I have been noticing just changed his name again--he must do it every couple of weeks.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-24-2011
Sat, 09-24-2011 - 8:40am

You have to be careful when dating online but at the same time you don't want to judge people to quickly.

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