I gently suggested that she might be overthinking it. So many names—and only one chance to make a first online impression. First off, remember what the purpose of all of this is.
It happened a year ago, but we’re still teasing her about it.
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.
However, all of us probably have at least one email address, and the characters before the “@” sign are what identifies you from other users of the same provider.
For many, our email addresses are fairly uninteresting. Some of us get a little more creative, maybe using things like “hawaiigirl09”, or “chrisbrownfan1234”.
And if some of the gentlemen above could be accused of not thinking about their username enough, then maybe some of the ladies are, well, pondering it to the point of sheer madness. After careful consideration, a close friend of mine chose Zesty Lemon as her handle, because she thought it summed up her cheerful, sassy personality. Your username and picture are the first things that people see, so think about what that name conveys to people who don’t know you.
And if these two guys are to be believed, they’re serving up heartbreak and emotional baggage in spades. I don’t want to make it seem like guys are the only ones making these username mistakes; women are just as guilty. You’re trying to find someone with whom you can connect.
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.
However, there are important methods of getting recognized in the online dating scene that you should consider before attempting to dive into the vastness of online dating websites and user profiles.
Perhaps the most important of these methods of online dating success is creating a list of good online dating names before putting yourself out there. Some of us have identities on every website imaginable; but some of us don’t.
With the help of good names you can make an immediately positive first impression, taking advantage of your one best chance to stand out from the crowd.
When we meet someone in person for the first time, we look our best, act our best, and present our best.
Good names which have a strong appeal are the equivalent of a successful introduction to someone you’re meeting for the first time.