You should know, aside from a great profile photo, a great username will put you at an advantage over the thousands of other profiles. Don’t be placed in the crowd of singles who put no obvious thought into creating their username. Examples of dull, boring and thoughtless user names usually end with a series of numbers. This often happens when the username is already taken; so the site suggests alternative names for you, by adding a unique set of numbers to make it different; such as Mr.Romance1234; Loverboy69, Lonelyone11123.
Wow, now wasn’t that clever?
Usernames that make you laugh, create excitement, allure, add mystery or give you a sense of adventure are big winners. Some clever usernames are those that play on words. A username which describe a person’s personality, lifestyle, passions or some of their interests helps others get a sense of who you are.
One exercise to help you create a great username is by doing a little homework and research on words which describe you. Step one would be to create a long list of adjectives. Use synonyms if you want to expand your vocabulary or look for something more unique.
Then, create a list of nouns. This could be foods you love, activities you do, places you love, sports you play or musical instruments.
- Remote control
- High heels
The next step is to start creating 2 – 3 word combinations. Even if it sounds silly, it may not sound silly to the person you’re looking to attract. It’s a fun exercise and something totally worth exploring and practicing before committing to a username.
Another great way to brainstorm ideas is to incorporate book titles, movie titles, catch phrases or favorite quotes you use. Even if your combination of words and username don’t appeal to everyone, it will appeal to the person who relates to it and is compatible to you.
You may be a Star Wars fan, a huge foodie or a book worm. Creating a username which describes your passions will strike a chord with someone who shares the same values and interests. A great username will help you stand out in the crowd. Coupled with an appealing online dating photo, you can really set yourself apart and get noticed.