Most people take one of two wrong tacks when coming up with an online dating username: 1) Putting ZERO thought into it: Bill10247, Claire T, Ally Cat 2) Putting minimal thought into it, using a literal description: Tall Doctor, Gorgeous Goddess, Fun2Be Around The problem with these efforts, of course, is not that they’re “bad”, but rather that they’re BORING. All of them are plays off of real names, idioms or catchphrases, which is why they evoke smiles from readers.
As someone who has been an online dating coach since 2003, I’d venture to guess that I’ve not only seen more usernames than just about anyone on the planet, but I’ve written more of them as well.
With millions of singles crawling through various dating sites and apps, looking for a potential match, your username is the first thing they'll come across; reading it will give them a first impression.
Your objective is to find a decent enough, yet slightly unusual username which stands out from all the other names. Usually, usernames don't have any spaces between the words, and hence, the use of capital letters is required in order to separate it.
I've managed profiles with cool usernames (Steve Mc Dream).
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.