1) Pick a mature (not silly or arrogant) screen name.Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict.There’s nothing unique, memorable or distinguishing. One of my favorite usernames was The Goose Whisperer, written for a client named Bobbi in 2005. So if you’re wondering how to come up with a clever name that gets attention, and attracts a like-minded person with a great sense of humor, I have an exercise that can help you come up with usernames just like the ones I mention above.
They make split-second judgments about whether or not you’re worth further checking out. Some people have a knack for it—those people tend to have a good grasp of words and how to play around with them. And if your profile needs a professional makeover, what are you waiting for? From the humble beginnings of a Craigslist "Missed Connections" post that went viral, to professional "Funny or Die" writing stints, Erika knows how to make the ladies laugh.It’s the first thing potential dates see, and as this humorous article indicates, it makes a big impression (sometimes unintentionally).It’s either a huge advantage, a huge disadvantage, or a missed opportunity! You can check out this link with a decent round-up of some of the very worst username strategies, but there are a lot of more mundane things that make for bad usernames.And when your ideal partner is scrolling through hundreds of names – Sally102, Jen NYC1, Lawyer Gal – a great username can be the very reason that someone contacts you. And you become convinced that usernames don’t matter. In my opinion, a username should be a pun or a play on words. Wine Not – for the wine aficionado Lady Go Go – for the world traveler Bach To Bach – for the classical music enthusiast Tender Legal – for the soft-hearted lawyer See the common thread?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.The first thing they’re looking at is your main photo. Decent photo, plus a lackluster username, equals a “maybe she’ll click on your profile”. You can hire a professional to do the job (*winks*), or you can try the following 3 tips to try and crack the code: By mashing together 2 attractive personality archetypes, you can create an unlimited number of unique online dating usernames. A holistic health enthusiast at heart, one time she drank only water for 21 days, just to see if she could. Today, Erika continues to provide that same level of dedication to all her members here at PDA.For example, let’s say that your personality type is 1 part active competitor (boat racing is your sport), and 1 part romantic (cuddling being your primary talent). She will want to see your face, so shots with sunglasses and/or baseball hats might as well not even be there."A hat leads her to assume you have a balding problem that you are trying to hide," says Coloccia.In Finding the One Online, I give you 7 hours of audio, a 180 page transcript, a 35 page workbook – and tips on everything from choosing the right site, to writing a compelling online dating profile, to taking the right photos, to flirting effectively via email so that every single person will want to meet you in person. What’s the most memorable username you’ve ever seen on a dating site?I’m quite sure our readers are not going to copy them for their own personal usage. The most memorable (in a good way) were a Blond Moment, Polyglotapus, and Toe_Tap_N.