Consider the gender you’re trying to attract with your dating profile.
Women may be more likely to contact someone whose username indicates they’re well read and cultured, whereas one researcher found that men were less likely to choose someone with such a moniker.
First things first The default, I suppose, would be to pick your name.
Chances are, of course, that you are not the only single James out there, so what next?
There’s nothing unique, memorable or distinguishing. One of my favorite usernames was The Goose Whisperer, written for a client named Bobbi in 2005. So if you’re wondering how to come up with a clever name that gets attention, and attracts a like-minded person with a great sense of humor, I have an exercise that can help you come up with usernames just like the ones I mention above.
While a username may seem trivial or petty, it is the first thing that other online daters see and will use to create a perception of who you are. We all know a friend or relative who is notorious for telling others, "I'm hilarious." While that may or may not be true, the fact holds much more weight when that person demonstrates just how funny they are rather than just saying so.
The same rule applies when choosing a username for your online dating account.
From the moment you sign up for an online dating website, you're asked to select words and photos that accurately describe you to a potential date.
Even something as seemingly insignificant as your username can mean the difference between landing a date or not.