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Online Dating Tip #1: Username Issues

First rule of online dating: Have a good username. It can make or break you.

For instance, if I see MattyBoy420, I’m instantly going to say no. I don’t smoke weed, nor do I want to date someone who enjoys it enough to make it part of his online identity. Now, you may attract a girl with that, but I’m thinking that you won’t.

Another guy I’ll turn down: SexyStud4U69. Really? First of all, I’m going to turn you down for the 69 in your username. That’s just tacky. And are you that cocky that you think I’m going to start swooning over you because you think you’re sexy? C’mon. In my experience, every guy that has had some sort of sexual inuendo in his screen name was the complete opposite of what he was advertising.

Also- don’t advertise your penis in your screen name. Over compensating much?

Another horrible nickname: UsernameTaken432897. If you can’t come up with a creative username, or if you think you’re being funny, get out of here and don’t waste my time. Chances are you’re horribly boring and I’m not going to want to be around you.

Picking a username can be tricky, since it is the first thing that represents your whole online persona. However, it shouldn’t be that difficult. Think of your hobbies, interests, or even movie/tv/book characters that you like.

Also- try to stay away from numbers. What happens when I confuse MarkyMark272727 with MarkyMark27272? It just shows that you’re not creative enough to come up with your own original name that you had to recycle someone else’s.

Examples of decent screenname: PunkBass, IrishGuy, Love2Travel, SoxFan, ArmyDude, HoldenCaulfield, HanSolo, EngineerInBoston etc.

Ladies, this goes to you, too! Don’t be SexyBustyBlonde30 or BostonBitch and expect to find a nice guy. Make a good username that shows your actual personality. OperaLady, AnnaMolly, Amanduh, and SouthernGal are some alright ones.

If you need more help, feel free to comment and I’ll personally help you come up with a name!

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Cheers!
-Jess

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