Research has shown that likeability stems from her subconscious initial impression of you, and on most dating sites your username is one of the first things she sees.
Don’t be one of those guys who puts zero thought into his username.
As someone who has been an online dating coach since 2003, I’d venture to guess that I’ve not only seen more usernames than just about anyone on the planet, but I’ve written more of them as well.
Why do I think that usernames make a difference, when everyone knows that it’s all about the profile and photo?
While we don’t usually get a chance to choose our given name, we can choose our dating username, and that can give us a head start on meeting someone special.
Most people take one of two wrong tacks when coming up with an online dating username: 1) Putting ZERO thought into it: Bill10247, Claire T, Ally Cat 2) Putting minimal thought into it, using a literal description: Tall Doctor, Gorgeous Goddess, Fun2Be Around The problem with these efforts, of course, is not that they’re “bad”, but rather that they’re BORING. All of them are plays off of real names, idioms or catchphrases, which is why they evoke smiles from readers.
Let it be one more way of differentiating yourself from the pack.
If you aren’t sure what you like or how to showcase yourself, here are some helpful hints.
When you’re online dating, the first thing you see after the person’s photo is their username.
Choosing a username might seem like a throwaway task, but it’s way more important than you think.