Dating site username ideas

These first ones are mainly designed with a straight guy in mind. As covered in the roundup link of bad username ideas, avoid anything sexxxxy here. The sex comes later; you can’t frontload it in a username.You WILL get laid eventually if you come off as a human and not a sexbot troll douchebag. Life is short and there are waaaay too many dudes online you’re competing with; you’ve got to find a way to stand out a bit more than this.Could send the wrong message about your orientation, despite you self-identifying as straight on the site.

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These are all way more eye-catching and curiosity-inducing than your average username.

I mostly discourage “descriptive” usernames, like “Fit Swimmer Guy,” because they just sound cheesy, boring, a bit boasty, and kind of outdated.

These can be song lyrics, common turns of phrase, pop culture slogans, etc.

In ours we have a common gem of wisdom regarding puzzle completion, a phrase from The Lorax, a reference to an old SNL skit, and a co-opted marketing phrase.

: It’s kind of inane (unless you’re a UI designer by trade who actually deals with scroll bars and such).

It doesn’t convey quite as much as it could, but it’s still heads above most usernames out there.

That would make them relevant and witty, and likely to stand out to similarly math-minded gals.

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.

These are real people who have been generous enough to share their actual usernames, or sometimes allowed me to share a vague notion of what their username was like.

(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.

It’s the first thing potential dates see, and as this humorous article indicates, it makes a big impression (sometimes unintentionally).

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