However, if you can come up with a more clever way to describe yourself and what you do, go for it!
(Run it by me if you’re not sure.) These are all descriptive usernames that give a hint as to what people do or are like, without attempting to completely sum up their entire essence.
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!
It’s the first thing potential dates see, and as this humorous article indicates, it makes a big impression (sometimes unintentionally).
It’s either a huge advantage, a huge disadvantage, or a missed opportunity! You can check out this link with a decent round-up of some of the very worst username strategies, but there are a lot of more mundane things that make for bad usernames.
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).
Your username, coupled with your profile picture, is the MOST visible thing in search results.Single Malt Brisket – Better : Grabs interest with a slight play on words; clearly indicates that you like a) whiskey and b) meat.Anyone who isn’t comfortable with a partner who consumes those substances is likely to skip you, which is actually in your best interests if this username fits your vibe.: It’s kind of inane (unless you’re a UI designer by trade who actually deals with scroll bars and such).It doesn’t convey quite as much as it could, but it’s still heads above most usernames out there.Maybe you can’t tell, but it’s really hard for me to come up with pretend GOOD examples.In light of that, I asked a bunch of Ok Cupid users who had decent usernames if I could include them here as examples, so you can get a feel for what works well!Also avoid awkward SMS-speak like “u” for “you” and “4” for “for.” You’ll alienate more people than you attract, even if that is in fact how you communicate in short form like text messages or casual emails. Don’t you usually wait until a couple texts in to get that lazy with someone new? All this tells me is that you’re a dude (probably) who’s named Jeremy (probably) who may or may not have been born and/or graduated and/or created this profile in 1987. So don’t just go sticking in the number of your birth year or area code or whatever.Numbers = not remotely compelling, unless you manage to work the Fibonacci sequence in there and you’re an actual mathematician or something.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.