With millions of singles crawling through various dating sites and apps, looking for a potential match, your username is the first thing they'll come across; reading it will give them a first impression.
Your objective is to find a decent enough, yet slightly unusual username which stands out from all the other names. Usually, usernames don't have any spaces between the words, and hence, the use of capital letters is required in order to separate it.
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.
There’s nothing unique, memorable or distinguishing. One of my favorite usernames was The Goose Whisperer, written for a client named Bobbi in 2005. So if you’re wondering how to come up with a clever name that gets attention, and attracts a like-minded person with a great sense of humor, I have an exercise that can help you come up with usernames just like the ones I mention above.
* The following usernames have underscore (_) in it to make it readable.✶ Bad_Ass_Guitar_Hero ✶ Bikes_Beaches_Brews ✶ Brown_Eyed_Attorney ✶ Can_Cook_Kebabs ✶ Crazy_Afro_Hair ✶ Cyber_Gypsy ✶ Digital_Knight_In_Shining_Armor ✶ Dreamy_Philophile ✶ Drums_Base_Music_Life ✶ Foxy_Retired_Dancer ✶ Free_30_Day_Trial ✶ Funniest_Guy_Ive_Ever_Known ✶ Gotta_Love_Kitty_Cats ✶ Hockey_Techie ✶ Holy_Moly_Coffee_Devotee✶ I_AM_Game_For_Adventure ✶ I_Do_Yoga ✶ I_Double_Dog_Dare_You ✶ I_Heart_Everything_Bacon ✶ I_Subscribe_To_Food_Magazines ✶ I_Wish_I_Had_A_Beard ✶ Kiss_The_Cook ✶ Kylie_Kwong_Inspired_Amateur_Cook ✶ Legally_Blonde_Executive_Hottie ✶Live_Die_Fashion_Style ✶ Live_Laugh_Love_Play ✶ Longing_To_Settle_Down ✶ Looking_For_Meet_Cute ✶ Love_To_Paint ✶ Manly_Beard_Man ✶ Moms_Love_Me ✶ More_Fun_Than_Your_Ex✶ Outgoing_Surfer ✶ Passionate_Nature_Lover ✶ Peppy_Cyclist ✶ Rebuilding_Life_Work_In_Progress ✶ Regular_Active_Guy ✶ Road_Runner_Ralph ✶ Romantic_At_Heart_Bookworm ✶ Sheldon_Cooper_Buff ✶ Sleeps_In_Cat_Pajamas ✶ Spunky_Rock_Climber ✶ Stuck_On_Stefani ✶ The_True_Metalhead ✶ There_Is_No_Don_Draper_Out_There ✶ Trigger_Happy_Photography ✶ Two_Secrets_Ive_Never_Revealed ✶ Upbeat_Indie_Girl ✶ Upbeat_Psychologist ✶ We_Should_Boogie ✶ Will_Dance_For_Cuddles After reading through this long list of sample usernames, I am sure you can think of more personalized fun words to add to these screen names.
These names are simple initiators to help you find the perfect username for your profile.
Simply put, a good username for dating always builds interest.
Ideally dating usernames should be: Keep it Short Check your dating site rules, find out the character length limit, and how many are actually displayed.
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?So, don't shy away from showcasing your true personality through the name.An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline.That’s because high achievers with names nearer to the beginning of the alphabet have been linked to educational attainment and higher incomes. "Those in the lower quarter of the alphabet will be lost in the bottom of the pile if you start at the top," the Queen Mary and University of Texas team wrote. Negative associations from words such as "Little" or “Bugg" should be avoided in screen names, the British and American researchers said, though they said playful-sounding names such as "Fun2bwith" appeared to be effective.There are other considerations to take into account in choosing the right name.