DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.Researchers from Queen Mary University of London wondered the same thing, so they analyzed previous research on attraction.They combed through nearly 4,000 studies, settling on analyzing 86, with literature ranging from psychology, sociology, and computer, behavioral and precognitive sciences, to figure out the most effective approaches to digital dating.They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want.
Stay away from words like “little” or “bugg” in them, as they “are often associated with inferiority,” the study noted.
After all, they are not used to seeing usernames like that, among all the “travelbug”‘s “Jenny RN”s, and “Adventurous Steve”‘s, “Sexy Lexi”s, and “Smoov Playa’s”. The Best Usernames Are The Ones That Convey Your Playful Sarcasm and Wit Not everyone has a skill for coming up with sharp and witty usernames.
However, as you watch comedies, or listen to comedians, or read a funny/interesting articles, keep your ears open to hear anything that might inspire you to come up with a great, catchy username. Look at other usernames on different dating profiles.
All three profiles manage to stand out from the crowd – they’re unique and free of the usual online dating clichés that people have come to expect, while still showcasing the user’s true personality.
Each profile is different in the same way that each person is different – so we’ve showcased three of the most common “types” of online dating profiles.