Dating user names
These are real people who have been generous enough to share their actual usernames, or sometimes allowed me to share a vague notion of what their username was like.
(Note that real usernames generally can’t contain spaces, but I’m deliberately listing any multi-word entries as phrases to add a tad more privacy for these volunteers.) These are terrific if you are something of a wordsmith, if you speak another language, or if you happen to come up with a deliciously clever idea.
These can be song lyrics, common turns of phrase, pop culture slogans, etc.
Numbers = not remotely compelling, unless you manage to work the Fibonacci sequence in there and you’re an actual mathematician or something.
That would make them relevant and witty, and likely to stand out to similarly math-minded gals.
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.
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.
Could send the wrong message about your orientation, despite you self-identifying as straight on the site.Ok Cupid is an American-based international operating free online dating, friendship, and social networking website that features member-created quizzes and multiple-choice questions.The site supports multiple modes of communication, including instant messages and emails.Of course, this will be paired with a GREAT profile picture, and a GREAT profile. Let’s analyze a couple usernames and think about what they convey to potential matches. Even if sex is important to you, you come off like a complete jackass if you actually spell that out with middle school shorthand.These first ones are mainly designed with a straight guy in mind. As covered in the roundup link of bad username ideas, avoid anything sexxxxy here. The sex comes later; you can’t frontload it in a username.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!