I gently suggested that she might be overthinking it. So many names—and only one chance to make a first online impression. First off, remember what the purpose of all of this is. It happened a year ago, but we’re still teasing her about it.
And whatever you do, keep away from the Dracula references.Creating a memorable username is a smart way to appeal to the type of people you want to attract.The journey of finding the right kind of person for yourself begins with you selecting a username that is clear, easy to remember, quirky/fun, and positive.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.Or perhaps it’s exactly the kind of positive, ambitious guy I’ve been looking for? But there’s a stumbling block for me, and I can’t seem to get past it: His username is another term for Dracula. Or you could choose something that indicates what your job is—Vet Guy or Writer Girl indicate that you’re comfortable with your profession. “I would stay away from any words that are negative in nature, like lonely and desperate.What about my 8th-grade boyfriend—is he looking to reconnect? As in a centuries-old chap with a penchant for neck biting. Even if you are, find something positive or fun to use,” says Bev Bacon, dating expert and author of Have fun with your moniker, and if you find yourself in a bind, bounce the idea off friends (a friend of the gender you’re trying to attract is best! Ask them what they’d think if that username showed up in their inbox—and what the name suggests to them.
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.
from Match.com, it’s a bit like getting an unexpected package in the mail. I’ve certainly had my fair share of long conversations with girlfriends, discussing which usernames would make the best impression. Will he be turned off if I have this as my username? “Choosing a suitable name tells the world how you want to be seen.
It’s fun, and it adds a bit of much-needed intrigue to my day. Consider your intentions: What kind of people do you want to attract? “A name like Twiglet or Kit Kat sends a playful message, while Erininpajamas implies you work at home (or not at all).” That’s not to say that you have to stick to more literal names and avoid cleverness altogether—quite the contrary.
Until I click on the profile, I’m free to daydream about the person on the other end of the wink. Consider having some fun wordplay with your name or initials—Grish references a friend of hers named Alia, who lives in California and chose the catchy CAliafornia as her handle.
Could it be a blue-eyed guy with a quirky sense of humor? There is nothing wrong with Mr Nosferatu’s profile—he seems nice, has a solid job, cute pictures, and no visible scars. We’d go to an Italian restaurant (with lots of garlic items on the menu), and I’d carry a pointed stick in my little black tote, in case he tried to get, er, fresh after dinner. Dating is enough of a challenge without trying to figure out if your dinner partner is a member of the Undead! A few days pass, and I got emails from several cute guys with normal, friendly usernames. In just 11 letters, Alia manages to convey that she’s fun, witty, and proud to be a West Coaster.