And I've seen usernames that dudes thought were hilarious, but actually terrible ideas (Statutory Ape..takers, ladies? Working from a sample size of under 1000 men, I don't have perfect data.
Why do I think that usernames make a difference, when everyone knows that it’s all about the profile and photo?
With that in mind, I hope you enjoy this ultimate guide to usernames for dating. Because my company creates thousands of usernames for our members, I wanted to be sure. But you can outsource your efforts to a Personal Dating Assistant, and have it done for you.
A 2010 academic study, frequently cited in blog posts about online dating, claimed that women were most attracted to usernames that suggest "intelligence" (while men preferred sexy usernames). But this oft quoted study is 7 years old; bronze age online dating wisdom at best, when compared to the A. Imagine what life would be like, with regular dates setup for you, on a silver platter?
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.
Keep reading for the top username mistakes men make and everything you need to know to choose one that gets more women writing you.