Because when you’re dating online, which is an extremely competitive medium, you need every advantage you can get.
This ultimate guide is going to make it easy for you.
An analysis about online dating published in the journal Evidence Based Medicine suggests that men are drawn to online profiles in which a user name signifies physical fitness, while women prefer user names indicating risk-taking. The joint data analysis, by researchers with Queen Mary University of London and the University of Texas, found that choosing internet dating handles that begin with a letter in the first half of the alphabet is as important as uploading a flattering profile pic or crafting the perfect introductory headline.
"Initial interest was best captured through: a desirable screen name starting with a letter in the top half of the alphabet; an attractive still picture; and a fluent headline message," the paper says.
Creating a username, screen name, handle, login ID, etc., is serious business.
Not only will this new moniker become tied to your online identity, it will affect other people's perception of you, much like how your hair and clothes might during an in-person meeting.