Or perhaps it’s exactly the kind of positive, ambitious guy I’ve been looking for? But there’s a stumbling block for me, and I can’t seem to get past it: His username is another term for Dracula. Or you could choose something that indicates what your job is—Vet Guy or Writer Girl indicate that you’re comfortable with your profession. “I would stay away from any words that are negative in nature, like lonely and desperate.What about my 8th-grade boyfriend—is he looking to reconnect? As in a centuries-old chap with a penchant for neck biting. Even if you are, find something positive or fun to use,” says Bev Bacon, dating expert and author of Have fun with your moniker, and if you find yourself in a bind, bounce the idea off friends (a friend of the gender you’re trying to attract is best! Ask them what they’d think if that username showed up in their inbox—and what the name suggests to them.Until I click on the profile, I’m free to daydream about the person on the other end of the wink. Consider having some fun wordplay with your name or initials—Grish references a friend of hers named Alia, who lives in California and chose the catchy CAliafornia as her handle.Could it be a blue-eyed guy with a quirky sense of humor? There is nothing wrong with Mr Nosferatu’s profile—he seems nice, has a solid job, cute pictures, and no visible scars. We’d go to an Italian restaurant (with lots of garlic items on the menu), and I’d carry a pointed stick in my little black tote, in case he tried to get, er, fresh after dinner. Dating is enough of a challenge without trying to figure out if your dinner partner is a member of the Undead! A few days pass, and I got emails from several cute guys with normal, friendly usernames. In just 11 letters, Alia manages to convey that she’s fun, witty, and proud to be a West Coaster.Do you like the color purple, dinosaurs, candy, will go a long way. Consider school mascots, your town, or other things relative to where you live and what you are about.Jot down a few of your favorite things and consider your job or career aspirations, favorite foods, celebrities, sports teams, movies... However, be very careful not to give away too much information.On the flip side, being associated with a unique and attention-grabbing screen name is a great way to showcase your personality and create a memorable impression.Indeed, screen name creation is probably more important than most of us realize. Below are a few ideas to help you score a terrific username.
Creating a username, screen name, handle, login ID, etc., is serious business.
I gently suggested that she might be overthinking it. So many names—and only one chance to make a first online impression. First off, remember what the purpose of all of this is.
It happened a year ago, but we’re still teasing her about it.
James Needham III- So you know how I just said it’s really dumb to use your first and last name? And to those people I say, “I hope you are not going on a job interview any time soon.” Notlookingforsluts- Oh hello, nice guy of Okcupid!
Thank god you made it clear in your username that you aren’t looking for a slut, because I was just about to message you and offer you my body.