Secrets of Best Online Dating Usernames

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Secrets of Best Usernames

Different dating services may call them different things – usernames, screen names, identities, handles, nicknames, or profile names, but they all mean the same thing. Your username is the identity you project to the world of online dating sites and the secret to a good username is to not make a bad one!

First impressions count …especially with online dating profiles. So when you choose your username put some thought into it, because it creates the first glimpse into your personality for women looking for potential dates. “Do I stay, or do I go”  is the decision all potential cyber-suitors have to make based on the information presented to them on the screen …and when done correctly a clever username can catch the attention of your ideal partner.

Remember, women love positive, upbeat, confident men, and you are trying to create the impression that you are a confident, social, fun, and passionate individual. You want to do your very best to make as much of an impact on your first impression as you can. Simply put, a good username for dating always builds interest.

Ideally dating usernames should be:

  • Attention-grabbing
  • Concise
  • Descriptive
  • Easy to say

Here’s a few qualities that all good usernames for dating sites possess:

Keep it Short
Check  your dating site rules, find out the character length limit, and how many are actually displayed.  Some online dating sites allow 15 but only show 12 characters.

Keep It Positive
Don’t use negative statements in your usernames. You always want to portray yourself as a positive, happy person that men or women will love to be around. Negativity, rudeness and depression do not entice women…unless of course you are into the black arts! For example: “mrlonelyman”, mrunlucky”, “still looking” etc  paint a sad desperate picture. These will turn off any lighthearted and fun loving dates. Also avoid screen names that self deprecate such as “ThickGuy”.

Positive Online Dating Usernames Work

Reveal Yourself!
What are you into? Let them know something about your personality and interests. For example if you love painting how about “ArtyGar”, if you are into drum and base how about “DrumBaseDeric”.

Dont Give Up
If your ideal name has been taken  try variations. For example; “Im_The_Man”, or “Im-The-Man” etc but avoid numbers like Im-The-Man356 …not exactly unique that one!

Keep It Clean
A common mistake is trying too hard to sound sexy and instead just sounding like the kind of person who frequents sex chat rooms. It is best to avoid overtly sexual connotations or racy language in your username and online profile as it may attract the wrong kind of women, unless you are registering with a specialist introduction site or only looking for sexual liaisons.

Creative and / or Humorous
Women love men to make them laugh…its one of the keys to attraction. If you can find a way to work humour into your user name, go for it! Funny usernames create happy feelings and intrigue.

Avoid Codes
Don’t use names such as “mike3480” . Better to create a username that is easy to find and remember. That way, when women are searching, you can be easily found. It also suggests that theres a lot of mikes about.

Keep Your Identity Private
It is advisable to choose a dating username that is not related to your real name or e-mail address in the interest of anonymity. Don’t use personal information like your home address or DOB. Online scammers thrive on such information to steal your id and set up other types of scam.

Another way to make it is to create a handle that contains a subtle reference or inside joke. For example, “IceMan” could be a handle for someone who loves action films or has a connection with planes. People who have seen ‘Top Gun’ the film in which this character appears, would get the reference immediately. A side benefit to choosing a username this way is that it can often generate a conversation when people ask you what your username refers to.

Remember Me
Don’t be cryptic. Avoid usernames such as “dacx231” or “123456”. The best usernames mean something, and women remember them easily. That way, when women are doing a search, you can be easily located.

It Just Doesn’t Add Up
Numbers before or after your username confuse things. It is too easy to mistype “TheMan1123” instead of  “TheMan1223”, and its too easy to mix them up. So, instead of looking up “Brad1123”, they may search for “Brad1223”. “Brad1123” may have just missed the love of his life due to selecting a generic numbered name.

Mixed Caps Rule
Use mixed caps to make your username stand out. You only have a few seconds to grab the person’s attention before they scroll on. So instead of “Gordonthegreat”, try GordonTheGreat”.

Research Other Good Usernames
Spend time viewing other usernames and see which ones appeal to you and which do not.  Don’t just look at profiles of your gender, look at your opposite gender too and see what makes you want to read more.  Research what looks good and what doesn’t.  Find out what you like and don’t like.  Emulate the ones you like. This will give you ideas for what works and what doesn’t.

Creator’s Tip:
Your username is one of the first things women see when browsing profiles so its a great opportunity to attract their attention. Of course its hard to say a lot in 15 characters but hopefully the pointers above will generate some ideas. Above all else make it interesting and intriguing.

Below you will find some real examples of good dating usernames and bad from various dating sites in use today.

The Good

Wonder2015, SmillingSheila, WheelJack, ForeverCute

Freespirit2015, Spacejunkie, LuvCoco, 47looking39

AbsoluteCharm, OneSpecialLady, FireFlyMoon, JazzPrincess

LadyLovesToDance, PickOfThePearls, HunkyFun11, HeartOfGold

The Bad

ilovevmilfs, ajecydny, justwantlove, margaretwright

hayleym87, xxmessedupxx, thetopshag, thickchick6271

mnopqrs, anthonyinlove64, scoutingforgirls, teenahsthe1


Hope that helps…


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