After all, an uncreative, slapped together username like “John123” subconsciously tells her you don’t take online dating seriously, you’re unimaginative, and you’re such a slug you can’t be bothered to spend a few minutes trying to impress the online dating multitudes (and specifically, her.)Don’t be that guy.
When choosing a username, avoid sounding desperate, like Lifetime Love4U, fit4another, or lookin2committ.
Let’s recap: DO: use strong, interesting words to capture her imagination, tell her something about you, and make her want to know more.
DON’T: use creepy, unappealing, or boring words that make her think you’re lazy, unimaginative, desperate or sex-obsessed.
Now imagine opening your inbox, which is flooded with hundreds of messages.
Are you going to click on the one from “Asstazztick”? A strong username will increase your response rate from women, while a weak one will lump you in with the pile of other losers she’s already forgotten about.
No woman surfs Ok Cupid hoping to find a guy so weak and depressed he needs therapy. You also don’t want to sound like all you think of is sex – Fantasy Maker22, Squeegie_Taco (that just sounds wrong) or anything with the numbers “69” in it.
If a 7th grade boy would find it amusing, that’s a clue not to use it.
There are other considerations to take into account in choosing the right name.
The researchers said men are more drawn to names indicating physical attractiveness, such as "Blondie" or "Cutie," whereas women prefer to chase would-be dates that have names denoting intelligence, such as "Cultured." The British researchers outlined a few other considerations and suggestions to maximize dating success online: How should online daters employ the British team's findings?
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An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline.