Researchers from Queen Mary University of London wondered the same thing, so they analyzed previous research on attraction.
A good name should communicate your personality or niche.
It's always a good idea to start with your real name, nickname or brand and add some prefixes or suffixes.
They published their findings this week in the journal Evidence Based Medicine.
Before we get to the findings, some caveats: these are generalities. And maybe these tips will land you more first dates, but it’s unclear whether these are the kinds of first dates you want.
Creating a memorable username is a smart way to appeal to the type of people you want to attract.
The journey of finding the right kind of person for yourself begins with you selecting a username that is clear, easy to remember, quirky/fun, and positive.
DO: BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT YOUR USERNAME People gloss over this one too often, and maybe it’s because we’re in a time when people tend to use their real names, or variations thereof, in many of their online interactions. Remember back to when picking your AIM username was a serious task?
It was your identity, your marker, and you’d better be happy with picking “DMX123” because you could be stuck with it for years.
A great username is a differentiator – a unique brand name – something that completely sets you apart from every other person on a dating site.