And I've seen usernames that dudes thought were hilarious, but actually terrible ideas (Statutory Ape..takers, ladies? Working from a sample size of under 1000 men, I don't have perfect data. A missed opportunity, and playing to a narrow audience who respond to the 1 dimensional approach.
But I have learned quite a bit over the years about what goes into a great dating name. This username plays to the mans ability and power, without coming across as conceited or arrogant. With surfing being one of the most attractive keywords a guy can include on his dating profile, this username is on the right track.
Jot down your best ideas, and let them percolate in your mind for a day or 2.
Just like any form of creative writing, sometimes it helps to switch gears and do something else for a while.
(note, we also tried this test with a few less attractive guys. Most notable is the clever username encouraged almost twice as many profile views & likes on match.com, when compared to the Generic username.Keep in mind Okcupid will only allow you to change your username once per month.So get it right the first time, or you'll need to start over with a new profile.Or more likely, a picture on a dating profile is perceived by women as inherently lower status when compared to the same picture by itself.Matthew Valentines is an online dating concierge, and executive director at Personal Dating Assistants.