Trying too hard to perfectly sum yourself up is a common pitfall. Generally you should avoid anything with numbers, or super descriptive words (Ski Girl Seattle is very boring, even if it’s easy to come up with—and it only conveys information we’d be able to find in other areas of her profile).
It’s also best not to just recycle whatever old school internet handle has been your Twitter username and forum login info for years—stuff we created c.
What Makes A Good Username Your username is your first impression.
You want it to be a sneak preview into the rest of your profile.
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?
• Resources Like most guys, I didn’t put much thought into my username when I first started with online dating. It’s just something I quickly selected when I first signed up to the dating site. My results were terrible: No emails, No responses, No love.
Guide to Create a Username Women Find Irresistible.
Who It’s For: Are you a guy interested in getting better results from online dating?
None of them force you really take time to think about that step, or let you fill out the other aspects of your profile while you ponder the all-important “username” field and come back to it once the creative juices are flowing. Check out this link about a JDate user who picked an icky name.
I confess I had no idea what “tossed salad” meant, but it turns out it meant something kinda kinky that did not convey what this gal intended.
I’ve had ever so many users come to me with usernames that either convey something totally off (wrong gender, for example) or just failed to help them stand out and shine.