Worst online dating usernames

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

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.

Save your showing off, money-wise, for the first date.

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Try not to typecast yourself with a username that indicates a niche hobby or interest.

It may help you meet like-minded people, but think of all the people who won’t pick you just because they don’t share that one interest. Researchers were surprised to discover that this usually backfires with both sexes: At worst, people think you’re lying; at best, they think you’re materialistic.

Your username in an online dating profile matters more than you might realize.

I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. Don’t create a totally random one that you gave a mere second’s thought!

None of them force you really take time to think about that step, or let you fill out the other aspects of your profile while you ponder the all-important “username” field and come back to it once the creative juices are flowing. Check out this link about a JDate user who picked an icky name.

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