Think about the double-entendre and maybe check the terms you want to use in Urban Dictionary , but with a grain of salt. I just aim higher, and you should too! It stands out from other usernames in a list. But if the shoe fits, then this is a fun playful username that sets you apart. Grabs interest with a slight play on words; clearly indicates that you like a whiskey and b meat. Potentially makes you sound drinky.
In light of that, I asked a bunch of OkCupid users who had decent usernames if I could include them here as examples, so you can get a feel for what works well! These are real people who have been generous enough to share their actual usernames, or sometimes allowed me to share a vague notion of what their username was like. These are terrific if you are something of a wordsmith, if you speak another language, or if you happen to come up with a deliciously clever idea.
These are just great. They make you chuckle, or pause and think. They hint at an underlying sense of humor or whimsy, while standing out from the competition. These can be song lyrics, common turns of phrase, pop culture slogans, etc. These are all way more eye-catching and curiosity-inducing than your average username. However, if you can come up with a more clever way to describe yourself and what you do, go for it!
These are all descriptive usernames that give a hint as to what people do or are like, without attempting to completely sum up their entire essence. Even creatively bankrupt online daters can still come up with interesting usernames. It just takes a bit more stretching. Both of these users came up with ways to be playful and shed a bit of personality in their username choices!
Make a list of lots of words associated with you. Things you do, things you like, things you work at, things you watch, things you eat, things you enjoy. Try to keep this list to more nouns and verbs than adjectives. My clients get more of my help in this process than you random readers, but I do hope this guide is of assistance to everyone struggling in username purgatory!
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Sign up for free advice! He began getting great results. As an experiment, we saved his username for last, which as I mentioned before, along with your picture, is your first impression. Mike is a marine, so we included a great photo of him in uniform. How can we tie being a Marine into his username in a way that women will find irresistible? Using the positive association girls have with finding their Knight In Shining Armor.
Mike went from never getting a response online to totally filling up the Date Manager with phone numbers to dating beautiful women. Now that is what I mean by Synergy! A performer actor, singer or artist will often take on a cooler stage name because their real name is considered unattractive, boring, or difficult to spell or pronounce.
They also may choose a name to appeal to a specific audience or an unusual name to grab attention.
A lot of creativity, time and money also goes into selecting the perfect name for a character in a movie to appeal to a certain audience. A few kick-ass character names are: Tyler Durden, Morpheus and Donnie Darko. What in the hell is that? It sounds like some prehistoric monster fish that evolved one long squirly bucktooth. Who would want to eat that? Well not until some smart marketers decided to change the name to Chilean Seabass. Now that sounds tasty! Appeals to Women 2.
Evokes Positive Associations 3. Unique, clear and easy to remember. Seriously, What girl will find that attractive?
This would be a great name for a wrestler that 13 year old boys would find awesome but — for women? Something I see all the time is guys adding a bunch of numbers after their name. What are you doing? C-3po and R2-D2 from Star Wars will love that username!!! What in the heck does this mean? Simply that your username should trigger a pleasant feeling for the girl. This creates a connection between those pleasant feelings and YOU. To connect to these pleasant feelings, your username should be any combination of the following: The key here is moderation.
Here are a few examples: Ok — Ok, whoever uses that, when you get your dream girl, you owe me big time! On the other side of the coin, be sure to stay away from usernames that connect to negative feelings or can in anyway be interpreted in a bad way. Here are a few actual usernames I found online that project the wrong image.
Some obvious and some not so obvious. Is he talking about sex already? Does he have low self-esteem? Does this guy have a small penis? Does this guy have a vice like a drug problem? Ummmm you can draw your conclusion DaGift2Womens: Yo Yo, will dis gangsta ask her on a date den pop some caps? The last example DaGift2Womens takes us to my final tip to evoke positive associations. Always use properly spelled words in your username. You could come off like an uneducated dumbass or she may think the guy behind the profile has the maturity level of a 14 year old. Using proper spelling and capitalization not only evokes positive associations as mentioned in Rule 2 but it also makes your username clear and easy to remember.
Some dating sites like OkCupid allow the use of dashes — in the username. This can also be a great option for separating words. Be my guest to email the guy and tell him his username sucks. When I first saw this username I thought it said something about murder! NOT a good impression. The word ur was used instead of the correct spelling your.
Just by making those few adjustments you get —ImYourDreamGuy— which looks and sounds much better than whoever he was gonna murder —Imurdreamguy—. This name still comes off a bit pompous but you see how properly using capitalization and spelling can make a name clear. A rhyme just sticks with us. Here are some username examples that rhyme: Another way to create an appealing username is to use words with letters we rarely use and words with double letters etc. Contrasting is something else to take into account when creating a memorable username.
And the contrast depends on you. I helped Matt with his online dating. He has a high quality dorky photo of himself.
He used the dorky photo but used the contrasting username MaleSuperModel. This worked because of the funny contrast. Before you get started creating your own username, here are 50 keywords and 50 off-the-hook kick ass usernames I created, that you can use as your own or as a guide. To help get your creativity flowing, answer the 10 questions listed below. Take out a piece of paper and create two columns or use the username worksheet on page 26 of the workbook in the free kit.
Place your answers in the first column. Other ways to get great keywords: Here is an example of some great words I found by looking up the synonyms of happy. Some quick usernames using these keywords:. Now start combining your keywords to form usernames. Write the combined keywords in column 2 of the worksheet, this is your username list. Play some music and get to it!
Now you will have several usernames that are downright awesome. But there will be a couple that girls find irresistible. Hmmm, how to find out which username is the best? Girls love helping with relationships. So after you create your list of usernames, email them to a few of your girl friends. Your new irresistible username is one part of the online dating puzzle. To create Online Dating Synergy you need to get all the parts working together.
When thinking how to come up with a good username for a dating site that describes you, asking for an outside opinion can help steer you in. 60 Catchy and Impressive Username Ideas for Dating Sites. 60 Catchy Tips to Select a Dating Site Username Best Dating Profile Examples.
Also follow me as I attempt to go on Dates in 1 year. Teaching Online Dating BadAssNess ever since gun-slinging was outlawed and losing my brass-knuckles in a game of poker. Thanks for taking the time to read the guide. I hope you get a lot out of it. Hey eDoc, I used your tips on creating a clever and catchy username.
Thanks for the advice and inspiration! My male friend was wondering why his dating profile was getting no hits this website does not show photos but rather matches people by similar interests, education, etc. I stumbled across your website by coincidence. I enjoyed it, your dead on!! I sent a link to your website to him. Hi eDoc, I am 45 and just getting to on-line dating for the first time. Scared to death and excited all at once… I appreciate the simple logic that you provide as I agree that having a good username is a great opportunity to make a positive association.
I have been trying to learn a little about the process before I jump in with both feet so that I get off on the right foot. This is good candid tutorial to help with the first step. Not very useful to most of us. I will also try emailing some of my girl friends and getting feedback on my username, profile, etc… Simple Useful Advice — Thank you. My next step is to sort out what I am looking for in a girl and how I want to represent myself… My concern is that millions of people on these sights have been eDating their whole lives or at least have more experience at it than me.
Looking forward to it. Thaks again and good luck on your dates! You won the 2nd online dating coaching package. Just found this site last night. Thanks a lot ErnDiggity. I appreciate the feedback.
Yeah you have to watch out! There is a lot of bad online dating advice floating around the internet. You are the 3rd winner of Online Dating Coaching from me so get ready! Thanks for posting this, Radio! I was doing some research this week-end on how to improve my online dating profile, and stumbled on your site. Here are initial thoughts on the usernames you came up with. You can be pigeon-holed with the TravelAdaptor username.