You want to pick a name that truly represents who you are and the kind of person you are looking to meet.
Dating expert, I recommend choosing an actual word rather than initials or letters. You want to avoid using your actual name unless you combine it with a descriptive quality. If you want to use numbers, then make them relevant to who you are or who you want to meet.
And if some of the gentlemen above could be accused of not thinking about their username enough, then maybe some of the ladies are, well, pondering it to the point of sheer madness. After careful consideration, a close friend of mine chose Zesty Lemon as her handle, because she thought it summed up her cheerful, sassy personality. Your username and picture are the first things that people see, so think about what that name conveys to people who don’t know you.
And if these two guys are to be believed, they’re serving up heartbreak and emotional baggage in spades. I don’t want to make it seem like guys are the only ones making these username mistakes; women are just as guilty. You’re trying to find someone with whom you can connect.
In online dating, deciding on your username is an important part of the process!
This is your chance to name and brand your product: you!
Your screen name can be one that will make more sense as someone gets to know you.
Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).
Below are some examples: is the area code for where Joseph grew up in.
Or maybe Joseph lives within the 714 area code and is searching in that vicinity.
Screen names beginning in the top half of the alphabet may spell success in dating, according to the researchers. researchers have previously described this phenomenon as "alphabetical discrimination," and note that lists are often in alphabetical order.
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.