This week, another amazing article sent in by a reader! This is a HOT TOPIC that we should all pay attention too! Personally, I feel that all the email/texting/IM'ing is too impersonal for dating. I guess if you are going to go that route, this is the way to go?!
Research suggests that when you select your name it's okay to be clever, but avoid being cute. Easier said than done, admittedly, but just keep in mind that you want to come off like a grown up, not like someone who's already speaking in cuddly baby talk before you've gone on your first date. Likewise, you want to highlight your best attributes even when being clever. So if you're 35 and you still live at home with your parents (even if it's for a perfectly valid reason) you most likely don't want the username "onthegravytrain." Go for something that accentuates your selling points instead.