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If I join a dating site what can my username be?

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Lighthousekeeping Tue 01-Apr-14 21:56:11

I'm in two minds about joining Match or something. I'm fed up either working or going out with my lovely but much younger friends or watching some great show on Netflix. I'm losing abit of weight and I'd quite like some male company. Haven't been near one for three years now. The longer it goes on the worse it feels. So I've just had a quick look and the first thing they need us a user name. I have no idea!

DaleyBum Tue 01-Apr-14 21:57:28


<BBT fan>

Janethegirl Tue 01-Apr-14 21:59:16

Not the same username as you use on any other internet site, but possibly a variant so you can remember it.

Fluffyears Tue 01-Apr-14 22:23:06

Fedupwithfrogs.....takeMEout......oddsock (as in looking for your other half)...

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Tue 01-Apr-14 22:28:08

You can have this one if you like smile

rabbitlady Tue 01-Apr-14 23:22:32


cardamomginger Tue 01-Apr-14 23:31:15

Please don't choose anything cute and twee. A friendly acquaintance did online dating some years back and chose the user name Hunny Bunny. It has forever changed the way I view her.

SaucyJack Tue 01-Apr-14 23:43:59


rabbitlady Tue 01-Apr-14 23:51:19

hunny bunny

aww. that was my first rabbit's name.

AlpacaYourThings Wed 02-Apr-14 00:02:22

Something funny and not desperate or girly.

So not "PrincessPeaches" or "Looking4aHubbie" <boak>

Innogen Wed 02-Apr-14 04:40:34

Mine have always reflected my interests.
I don't mind sharing:

politicsandperfume is generally me. Perfume because it's girly and I'm into all things feminine/beauty/style related, and politics because it is my academic specialism, job and one true love.

ComposHat Wed 02-Apr-14 05:25:36


Lweji Wed 02-Apr-14 05:33:50

Like pp, I think one that reflects your personality and interests is a good bet.

BTW, I use hunny bunny a lot, in humorous reference to the cafe would be robbers in Pulp Fiction.

ComposHat Wed 02-Apr-14 05:59:39

Joking aside, something quite neutral and generic that gives nothing away. Something like RedBus, blueyonder, or the name of a favourite plant (unless it is poison Ivy! ) you can get random name generators on the internet if you get really stuck.

Then put the effort into writing the profile itself which I'm sure we'll all be happy to help you with.

Having been online dating, I only tended to notice the bad usernames and would be actively put off by certain people's profile names (anything twee or infantilising or with the word princess in it) or anything that smacked of desperation or embarrassment to be on a dating site. So avoid anything like dontknowwhatiamdoing7 or lonely&confused41.

Also people trying to point out how kerazy or 'fun' they are. It might be me being a boring bastard but I always imagined that going on a date with someone with a user name like bubblybird or krazykat would be like being trapped in a lift with a Butlins red coat for three hours whilst they demonstrate how zany they are.

ComposHat Wed 02-Apr-14 06:10:54

Oh and if your chosen name is taken don't simply add a number to it, if you are queenofhearts75 and there's a queenofhearts74 who is a borderline racist, insults people and has 'killer' tattooed on their forehead, you don't want to risk getting mixed up with them in a potential date's mind.

HairyGrotter Wed 02-Apr-14 08:00:49


cardamomginger Wed 02-Apr-14 09:21:48

lwej - she wasn't a Tarantino kind of person.
rabbitlady - exactly. Your rabbit was a rabbit. So it makes sense!
composhat - 'trapped in a lift with a Butlins' redcoat' - very funny grin.

Lweji Wed 02-Apr-14 10:28:45

I didn't think she was. grin

isisisis Wed 02-Apr-14 10:44:39

Angela Hernandez?

cardamomginger Wed 02-Apr-14 10:51:08

Or Samantha Brick?

BrunoBrookesDinedAlone Wed 02-Apr-14 10:54:07








OP the list is endless! Go on think outside the box (not that your potential swains are likely to alas).

grovel Wed 02-Apr-14 10:56:26


Suggests that you're domestic............

Squeakyheart Wed 02-Apr-14 11:02:26

I had my first name and city I lived in, originality and wit not being strong points! In fact it took weeks to join MN as I couldn't pick a name.

I joined match and met my DH there and my only piece of advice is to drop your standards! DH's spelling and grammar are atrocious which was a big no no for me but we met up and haven't looked back.

rabbitlady Wed 02-Apr-14 15:23:20


just for the record, all my rabbits are rabbits.

so far.

cardamomginger Wed 02-Apr-14 17:59:27


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