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.
The trick is choosing a username that highlights an attractive trait.
A lot of people don't think the screen name is important. Your screen name, your tagline, and a thumbnail picture are all going to combine to give other members their first impression of you.
Once the first impression is made, you can't go back in time and change it, and simply put, it could make the difference between potential cyber-suitors clicking on your profile name and viewing your ad or moving on to the next one – trust me.
We’ve got 18 examples of usernames that work great for POF, Ok Cupid, and
We’ll even tell you why they work so you can come up with an irresistible username that’s 100% you.