Picking a good username for dating sites

The same rule applies when choosing a username for your online dating account.

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. Putting time and effort into all aspects of your online dating life will make for a more satisfying end result.

It’s probably best to leave anything that might be misconstrued as a body part out of your username. Erika Ettin is the founder of A Little Nudge and author of acclaimed Love at First Site.

Her work has been seen on NPR, Talk Philly, The Washington Post, and more.

I’d venture to say, solely based on the username, that you’d choose the third or fourth one.

However, the username you choose can have professional and personal implications for your online reputation, and it’s worth taking a moment to choose something that will reflect well on you.

Don’t squander job opportunities or business connections because of a poor username or display name.

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.

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!

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