David Silver/Say Anything- Nothing makes me weak in the knees like a casual reference to late 80s/early 90s pop culture. I usually get so excited I’ll message something CRAY like, “Meet me at the Max in 1 hour? ” or, “Diane Court here.” Bagel Meet Bagel- Surprise, surprise. A visit or message from Mark3456 or jbt78 or Cardinalsfan may not catch my eye as quickly as I_shot_the_Sheriff_forreal. Because honestly, what people say in their messages, and their profiles, is way more important than their username. We’ve already done a post or two on profiles and messages, but rest assured, readers!There is enough material here to run a daily tumbler for eternity.After all, they are not used to seeing usernames like that, among all the “travelbug”‘s “Jenny RN”s, and “Adventurous Steve”‘s, “Sexy Lexi”s, and “Smoov Playa’s”. The Best Usernames Are The Ones That Convey Your Playful Sarcasm and Wit Not everyone has a skill for coming up with sharp and witty usernames.However, as you watch comedies, or listen to comedians, or read a funny/interesting articles, keep your ears open to hear anything that might inspire you to come up with a great, catchy username. Look at other usernames on different dating profiles.As I learn all too regularly, there is a fine line between being funny and just plain scary.
Simply put, a good username for dating always builds interest.
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.
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.