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.“Moreover, the kinds of attributes they mention differ from those mentioned by men.” While "cuddly," "silly," "sweet," and "faithful" were all used in the women’s profiles she surveyed, men gravitated towards "sexy," "cool," "mellow," and "great."According to Herring's survey, usernames on OKCupid are an average of 10.5 characters.
* The following usernames have underscore (_) in it to make it readable.✶ Bad_Ass_Guitar_Hero ✶ Bikes_Beaches_Brews ✶ Brown_Eyed_Attorney ✶ Can_Cook_Kebabs ✶ Crazy_Afro_Hair ✶ Cyber_Gypsy ✶ Digital_Knight_In_Shining_Armor ✶ Dreamy_Philophile ✶ Drums_Base_Music_Life ✶ Foxy_Retired_Dancer ✶ Free_30_Day_Trial ✶ Funniest_Guy_Ive_Ever_Known ✶ Gotta_Love_Kitty_Cats ✶ Hockey_Techie ✶ Holy_Moly_Coffee_Devotee✶ I_AM_Game_For_Adventure ✶ I_Do_Yoga ✶ I_Double_Dog_Dare_You ✶ I_Heart_Everything_Bacon ✶ I_Subscribe_To_Food_Magazines ✶ I_Wish_I_Had_A_Beard ✶ Kiss_The_Cook ✶ Kylie_Kwong_Inspired_Amateur_Cook ✶ Legally_Blonde_Executive_Hottie ✶Live_Die_Fashion_Style ✶ Live_Laugh_Love_Play ✶ Longing_To_Settle_Down ✶ Looking_For_Meet_Cute ✶ Love_To_Paint ✶ Manly_Beard_Man ✶ Moms_Love_Me ✶ More_Fun_Than_Your_Ex✶ Outgoing_Surfer ✶ Passionate_Nature_Lover ✶ Peppy_Cyclist ✶ Rebuilding_Life_Work_In_Progress ✶ Regular_Active_Guy ✶ Road_Runner_Ralph ✶ Romantic_At_Heart_Bookworm ✶ Sheldon_Cooper_Buff ✶ Sleeps_In_Cat_Pajamas ✶ Spunky_Rock_Climber ✶ Stuck_On_Stefani ✶ The_True_Metalhead ✶ There_Is_No_Don_Draper_Out_There ✶ Trigger_Happy_Photography ✶ Two_Secrets_Ive_Never_Revealed ✶ Upbeat_Indie_Girl ✶ Upbeat_Psychologist ✶ We_Should_Boogie ✶ Will_Dance_For_Cuddles After reading through this long list of sample usernames, I am sure you can think of more personalized fun words to add to these screen names.
These names are simple initiators to help you find the perfect username for your profile.
She surveyed over 300 usernames on OKCupid, coding them for information relating to the following categories: gendered, real name, numbers, trying to be funny, geographical reference, hobby/interest, profession, sex/love, physical attributes, nonphysical attributes, sentential, “random” words, meaning unclear.
Based on these tags, she was able to draw a few conclusions about usernames, how men and women differ in choosing them, and how choosing usernames has changed since the advent of the Internet.
“There are certainly trends -- people append the word 'taco' a lot, but that’s because we suggest it, kind of as a joke.
And of course there is the birth year suffix -- cuteguy1975, for example.”Rudder is right. Unlike gender or income level, there are limitless options and combinations of traits.
Admittedly, my personal history of username selection isn’t without blemishes.
My first, chosen for a dial-up Compu Serve account, was Pool Princess6030, a blatant ripoff of my BFF's moniker, sport2040.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.
On my fourth or fifth date arranged through OKCupid I met my current boyfriend, who happens to be the most communicative, fun, and kind person I’ve met, online or off.
But I’ve since become a more deliberate person (read: adult human) and tend to think my usernames align with my personality.