First, you need to know the qualities of good online dating nickname and then (the hard part) create a name that not only ticks all the right boxes but sounds good too. You don’t want to be saddled with a dating username you hate, or kicking yourself because a good username comes into your head – too late to use.And let’s not forget – you have just a few letters to play with! Step 1 – Give yourself time You need choose an online dating profile name before you write your profile – it will probably take longer! Like the answer to a difficult crossword clue, the perfect nickname will eventually come to you.They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want. And while those micro-decisions seem unimportant, they add up and do matter, because you’re only as good as the profile you craft.
It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.
It is important to put some thought and effort into choosing a good online dating profile name.
Your dating “nickname” or “username” is the first thing that people will notice.
A good profile name will make a good first impression that encourages people to read your profile.
Of course, choosing a good username for dating sites is easier said than done!
Word to the wise, and also to you: hold off on using derogatory terms to refer to women till at least the second date.
Thanks S, for being the voice of reason and drawing that conversation to a close.
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?
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.
As someone who has been an online dating coach since 2003, I’d venture to guess that I’ve not only seen more usernames than just about anyone on the planet, but I’ve written more of them as well.
Why do I think that usernames make a difference, when everyone knows that it’s all about the profile and photo?