I’ll spare you the gush-fest; suffice it to say we’re an awesome match.
I don’t attribute this to an alignment of stars, to the mercy of the web gods and goddesses, or even to OKC’s algorithm, which supposedly uses questions such as “What’s worse, book burning or flag burning? Instead, I chalk up my positive online dating experiences -- which, with the exception of a brazen date who rudely shushed fellow theatergoers (referred to amongst my friends henceforth as “the shusher”), has been without horror stories -- to my careful evaluation of a potential match’s username before arranging a date.
“There are certainly trends -- people append the word 'taco' a lot, but that’s because we suggest it, kind of as a joke.
And of course there is the birth year suffix -- cuteguy1975, for example.” Rudder is right. Unlike gender or income level, there are limitless options and combinations of traits.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.
On my fourth or fifth date arranged through OKCupid I met my current boyfriend, who happens to be the most communicative, fun, and kind person I’ve met, online or off.
Puns and hyper-masculine references were mostly no-gos.
They were, to me, the pseudonym equivalent of a cheesy pickup line.
Much more appealing were earnest self-depictions or vague, consciously nonsensical noun mish-mashes.
They represented a dry humor than aligns with my own.
You can also start a contest to get username ideas from other people.