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.
You can either select them as is, if the username hasn't been selected already, or try your hand at personalizing it even further.* The following usernames have underscore (_) in it to make it readable.✶ Bad_Ass_Guitar_Hero✶ Bikes_Beaches_Brews✶ Brown_Eyed_Attorney✶ Can_Cook_Kebabs✶ Crazy_Afro_Hair✶ Cyber_Gypsy✶ Digital_Knight_In_Shining_Armor✶ Dreamy_Philophile✶ Drums_Base_Music_Life✶ Foxy_Retired_Dancer✶ Free_30_Day_Trial✶ Funniest_Guy_Ive_Ever_Known✶ Gotta_Love_Kitty_Cats✶ Hockey_Techie✶ Holy_Moly_Coffee_Devotee✶ I_AM_Game_For_Adventure✶ I_Do_Yoga✶ I_Double_Dog_Dare_You✶ I_Heart_Everything_Bacon✶ I_Subscribe_To_Food_Magazines✶ I_Wish_I_Had_A_Beard✶ Kiss_The_Cook✶ Kylie_Kwong_Inspired_Amateur_Cook✶ Legally_Blonde_Executive_Hottie✶Live_Die_Fashion_Style✶ Live_Laugh_Love_Play✶ Longing_To_Settle_Down✶ Looking_For_Meet_Cute✶ Love_To_Paint✶ Manly_Beard_Man✶ Moms_Love_Me✶ More_Fun_Than_Your_Ex✶ Outgoing_Surfer✶ Passionate_Nature_Lover✶ Peppy_Cyclist✶ Rebuilding_Life_Work_In_Progress✶ Regular_Active_Guy✶ Road_Runner_Ralph✶ Romantic_At_Heart_Bookworm✶ Sheldon_Cooper_Buff✶ Sleeps_In_Cat_Pajamas✶ Spunky_Rock_Climber✶ Stuck_On_Stefani✶ The_True_Metalhead✶ There_Is_No_Don_Draper_Out_There✶ Trigger_Happy_Photography✶ Two_Secrets_Ive_Never_Revealed✶ Upbeat_Indie_Girl✶ Upbeat_Psychologist✶ We_Should_Boogie✶ Will_Dance_For_Cuddles After reading through this long list of sample usernames, I am sure you can think of more personalized fun words to add to these screen names.With millions of singles crawling through various dating sites and apps, looking for a potential match, your username is the first thing they'll come across; reading it will give them a first impression.Your objective is to find a decent enough, yet slightly unusual username which stands out from all the other names. Usually, usernames don't have any spaces between the words, and hence, the use of capital letters is required in order to separate it.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.Bobbi had a farm with geese in the yard and instead of using The Horse Whisperer, which was way too overdone, we changed one word to great effect. It’s in Volume 2 of my Finding the One Online audio series, and is the cherry on top of your new online dating experience.