None of them force you really take time to think about that step, or let you fill out the other aspects of your profile while you ponder the all-important “username” field and come back to it once the creative juices are flowing. Check out this link about a JDate user who picked an icky name.
I confess I had no idea what “tossed salad” meant, but it turns out it meant something kinda kinky that did not convey what this gal intended.
Sure, having the perfect name on your profile never outright guarantees success.
But a sexy username that really stands out will give you a big head start in the right direction.
An Ok Cupid username, for instance, is impossible to miss.
That means what you choose to call yourself gets all wrapped up with your appearance when she’s deciding whether to respond to you.
For Women | For Men OK, ladies, you know how men like to browse dating websites: They look at the picture first and your username next.
And, because sometimes men have an attention span of a goldfish, you gotta catch their attention right off the bat.
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.
While we don’t usually get a chance to choose our given name, we can choose our dating username, and that can give us a head start on meeting someone special.
Your username should tell people something about you.
Let it be one more way of differentiating yourself from the pack.
If you aren’t sure what you like or how to showcase yourself, here are some helpful hints.
Trying too hard to perfectly sum yourself up is a common pitfall. Generally you should avoid anything with numbers, or super descriptive words (Ski Girl Seattle is very boring, even if it’s easy to come up with—and it only conveys information we’d be able to find in other areas of her profile).