Nicknames for Online Dating Profile: Picking a User Name
An important part of your online dating profile is your nickname or username. It's what people will call you and know you as, and it needs to reflect your personality and you. People can be instantly turned off by your nickname, or intrigued and attracted by it!
First of all, take your time. Have a "brainstorming" session where you scribble down a list of words that describe you.
What are my good qualities? What do my family/friends like best
about me? What do I want a stranger to know about me? What's important
You want your user name to reflect who you are, so be descriptive: GreenEyes may describe you, but it only tells about one feature; GreenTango if you're into dancing, or GreenEyedScribe if you're a writer might be a better username choice.
Think of what qualities you want in another person, too. You name might want to reflect that.
Think of your hobbies and interests. Write words down that relate to those. For example, if you're a geologist, words like "geode", "basalt", "stone" etc... if you're a horseback rider, maybe "western", "dressage, "palomino" etc.
Consider words or things that you like too; it doesn't just have to be your hobbies/qualities: "Driftwood", "Panda", "Poe", "Secret" "Seaglass", "Sushi", "Enigma", "Enchanted","Gypsy", "Laughter" , "Mystic", "Hero", "Rainforest", "Truth" "Whirl", etc... make a list of words that you like!
Now that you have a huge list of words, try mixing and matching them.
Maybe your word list
-- of qualities, hobbies, opinions-- looks like this:
Now you take them
and look for synonyms. So for "optimistic", we have "hopeful",
"joy" and "rosy".
Some other names you might have made from the above list: BigSmile, LoveAdventurer, FreeatHeart, ProudNerd, EquineAddict, IguanaGuy, ConsciousAffection, OnlyTruth, DigitalDreamer, Splendid_Thoughts..... your list can be as long as you want; include the words and also synonyms you found.
Now, circle your top picks. Go through them and see how they sound out loud; see what kind of message they convey about you, and from those whittle the list down into smaller words.
It's OK to be silly if that's your personality type. If you're laid back, choose a less formal nickname; if you're more the type to be formal and organized, then a more serious name might suit you.
Things to avoid:
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