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.
Trying too hard to perfectly sum yourself up is a common pitfall. Generally you should avoid anything with numbers, or super descriptive words (Ski Girl Seattle is very boring, even if it’s easy to come up with—and it only conveys information we’d be able to find in other areas of her profile).
Why do I think that usernames make a difference, when everyone knows that it’s all about the profile and photo?
Because when you’re dating online, which is an extremely competitive medium, you need every advantage you can get.
I’ll spare you the gush-fest; suffice it to say we’re an awesome match.
For personalized name suggestions, add some keywords that describe your character, hobbies or things you like.
A good name should communicate your personality or niche.
It's always a good idea to start with your real name, nickname or brand and add some prefixes or suffixes.
Admittedly, my personal history of username selection isn’t without blemishes.
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.