As I learn all too regularly, there is a fine line between being funny and just plain scary.And one (me, obvs) should avoid that line when it comes to dating. ) I like it because 1) It’s a clever play on a name for another internet dating service and 2) It’s a little joke about Judaism, which you know I appreciate.Adding words like ‘hottie’ or slang like ‘lil’ may turn fellow daters off and suggest to them that your intentions are not to find a serious relationship,” Bartz says.“However, adding a quirky adjective or a good pun may show wit and intelligence as well as a sense of humor and is more likely to attract the audience that you're hoping for.”With dating, whether it’s online or in real life, the number one rule to follow is to always be yourself.Over the last couple of years, I’ve become a bit of a serial online dater.I’ve sifted through hundreds if not thousands of online dating profiles—and chatted and met more people than I can count.
When you're a smart, sassy siren looking for love online, you come across countless profiles.So before setting up your profile, look at the profiles of people you find attractive and choose a name with a likeness.”In 2014, online dating site Zoosk, took their team of data scientists and analyzed more than 430,000 profiles on the site to determine the top 10 words that appear in members’ profile names.These were the top 10: Your username is actually a lot more important than you might’ve initially thought. We all know that profile pictures are key components in the online dating game.But photos and your “About Me” section shouldn’t be the only things to consider when you’re looking for love via the internet.While you definitely should be honest on your dating ventures, don’t feel the need to give it all away all at once.Just as you take the time out to pick the perfect profile pic or the right words to represent you, taking the time to think of the perfect username is also essential.“Picking the right username is all about finding the right balance between fun, flirty and realistic.James Needham III- So you know how I just said it’s really dumb to use your first and last name? And to those people I say, “I hope you are not going on a job interview any time soon.” Notlookingforsluts- Oh hello, nice guy of Okcupid!Thank god you made it clear in your username that you aren’t looking for a slut, because I was just about to message you and offer you my body.As experts from consumer research group, Next Advisor, found, usernames may seem trivial or petty, but they are indeed the first thing other users see. Do I really want to be hitting up the cute, soon-to-be lawyer who proudly labels himself as “Sxy Frat Boy” or “Sit_On_My_Face69”? Because usernames are important, I spoke with Emily Bartz from Next Advisor about how to ensure that you make the most out of yours. Telling people that you’re funny is so not the same as showing people that you’re actually funny.“Instead of opting for ‘funnyman89,’ choose a name that has a bit more creativity and wit involved — perhaps make a username that puts a comedic spin on one of your favorite hobbies or another personality trait,” Bartz tells Bustle.