Thinking up the perfect clever username for Po F, Okcupid or Match is hard work.
This ultimate guide is going to make it easy for you.
And when your ideal partner is scrolling through hundreds of names – Sally102, Jen NYC1, Lawyer Gal – a great username can be the very reason that someone contacts you. And you become convinced that usernames don’t matter. In my opinion, a username should be a pun or a play on words. Wine Not – for the wine aficionado Lady Go Go – for the world traveler Bach To Bach – for the classical music enthusiast Tender Legal – for the soft-hearted lawyer See the common thread?
Most people take one of two wrong tacks when coming up with an online dating username: 1) Putting ZERO thought into it: Bill10247, Claire T, Ally Cat 2) Putting minimal thought into it, using a literal description: Tall Doctor, Gorgeous Goddess, Fun2Be Around The problem with these efforts, of course, is not that they’re “bad”, but rather that they’re BORING. All of them are plays off of real names, idioms or catchphrases, which is why they evoke smiles from readers.
When picking a username, opt for incorporating more desirable traits rather than ones with negative connotations, the researchers wrote.
Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.
Researchers from Queen Mary University of London wondered the same thing, so they analyzed previous research on attraction.
Bobbi had a farm with geese in the yard and instead of using The Horse Whisperer, which was way too overdone, we changed one word to great effect. It’s in Volume 2 of my Finding the One Online audio series, and is the cherry on top of your new online dating experience.
Your username in an online dating profile matters more than you might realize.
I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. Don’t create a totally random one that you gave a mere second’s thought!
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this ultimate guide to usernames for dating. Because my company creates thousands of usernames for our members, I wanted to be sure. But you can outsource your efforts to a Personal Dating Assistant, and have it done for you.
A 2010 academic study, frequently cited in blog posts about online dating, claimed that women were most attracted to usernames that suggest "intelligence" (while men preferred sexy usernames). But this oft quoted study is 7 years old; bronze age online dating wisdom at best, when compared to the A. Imagine what life would be like, with regular dates setup for you, on a silver platter?