Because the personality types of women found on lean more traditional, with an older user base compared to Okcupid or Po F, I find that names originating from the Provider category play well here; "old fashioned", "gentleman", and "romantic" do well on Match.
Usernames on Okcupid are created when you start a new account.
If you make your username with plain, generic sounding words, you're going to have a plain, generic sounding user name. The most important quality of an effective dating username is how well it relates to your lead photo.
The reason we chose a fairly attractive test photo, was to make sure we would get enough unsolicited inbound interest, so we could compare the amounts.
(note, we also tried this test with a few less attractive guys. Most notable is the clever username encouraged almost twice as many profile views & likes on match.com, when compared to the Generic username.
Keep in mind Okcupid will only allow you to change your username once per month.
So get it right the first time, or you'll need to start over with a new profile.
Jot down your best ideas, and let them percolate in your mind for a day or 2.
Just like any form of creative writing, sometimes it helps to switch gears and do something else for a while.
If you're worried that an otherwise great username sounds too outrageous, or too different from who you really are, try it out on your profile for a test run, and see how women respond. A bit of facial hair never hurts, and the stylish scarf adds a touch panache. (Joe's a stock photo, in case you were wondering)I uploaded Joe's picture to a photo scoring website called photofeeler.
If it really feels cringe inducing, change it later. The stress of not having a cool name you're totally in love with just might motivate your creative energies faster than if you sit on the sidelines, waiting for that perfect username to pop into your head. It's a tool my company uses sometimes, when we can't agree on which photo looks best for one of our members.
Okcupid is one of the most popular free dating websites in the world.
Men of any age can find success on the site, though it's best suited to those in their 20's through 30's.
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. But put it into a username, and it's going to make anything else you put with it sound totally radical. But jock is a double edged sword, just as likely to help as it is to hurt, depending on the type of woman reading it. This turn of phrase has transformed our muscle bound, ocean loving meathead to a more thoughtful, sensitive brute.