Funny dating site usernames
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).
Single Malt Brisket – Better : Grabs interest with a slight play on words; clearly indicates that you like a) whiskey and b) meat.Anyone who isn’t comfortable with a partner who consumes those substances is likely to skip you, which is actually in your best interests if this username fits your vibe.(Again, this is an “only if the shoe fits” example.) : Potentially makes you sound drinky.Pinot Grizzly – Maybe : Sounds playful with subtle word play; indicates that this user likes wine and has that Northwest-scruffy vibe (you know, like a bit too much stuff from Filson and a few days’ of stubble). : Could possibly signify “bear,” which is a slang term in the gay community for guys who are a bit hairier/less effeminate.Could send the wrong message about your orientation, despite you self-identifying as straight on the site.I confess I had no idea what “tossed salad” meant, but it turns out it meant something kinda kinky that did not convey what this gal intended.
I’ve had ever so many users come to me with usernames that either convey something totally off (wrong gender, for example) or just failed to help them stand out and shine.
(Note that real usernames generally can’t contain spaces, but I’m deliberately listing any multi-word entries as phrases to add a tad more privacy for these volunteers.) These are terrific if you are something of a wordsmith, if you speak another language, or if you happen to come up with a deliciously clever idea.
These can be song lyrics, common turns of phrase, pop culture slogans, etc.
But if the shoe fits, then this is a fun playful username that sets you apart.
: It’s kind of inane (unless you’re a UI designer by trade who actually deals with scroll bars and such).
Your username, coupled with your profile picture, is the MOST visible thing in search results.