Case Studies in Usernames  

VenusRedux2 44F
338 posts
12/5/2017 1:29 pm
Case Studies in Usernames





When talking to women online, no approach or technique will nearly as much as a clever username will.





Let’s face it, most guys aren’t pure man-candy. Most guys don’t have athlete’s bodies. Most guys aren’t wealthy. Most guys aren’t lyrical geniuses with words. Most guys aren’t world travelers. Most guys, by virtue of the world we live in, are slaves to their jobs and don’t have time to lead facinating and sophisticated lives. Most guys aren’t The Most Interesting Man in the World.

But here’s the good news … those aren’t the things women first notice in a guy online anyway. So you’re back in the running.

The first thing a woman notices in a guy is … drumroll pleasehis username!

You could look like Rashad Jennings (swoon), but if your username is Born2LickPussy, I’ve already clicked off before I’ve noticed those abs (those delicious abs).

You’d think that would go without saying, but the overwhelming number of guys here need some lessons on this.

Now, don’t be patting yourself on the back just because your username isn’t a sleazy reference to sex or your penis. I’m also referring to you guys who have lazy and thoroughly unoriginal usernames.

On the other hand, usernames that are clever and make me smirk a little bit might as well put you in neon letters, in a good way.

Any Reference to your Genitalia

This is the low hanging fruit on this topic, so lets just get it out of the way quickly. Any references to your penis get summarily dismissed. No exceptions. I seriously do not care how impressive it is. Usernames like that are not original. They’re not clever. They’re rather infantile.

Come on, say it with me … penis! Penis-penis-penis! PENIS!

It’s like you guys just want to stand up and shout “I have a PENIS.” What do you think our reaction to that is? You’re like a 5 year old needing Naked Time. Grow up already!

LongHardOne
NYCOCK1971
9inchStick

And more time for good measure...PENIS!

Any combination of the number 4 and the letter U

What is this? Early 1992? How are you thinking that in all the the internet has been in existence that this is still creative and inventive?

Bonus points for reading that and thinking “But Venus, was it ever creative or inventive?” … no, no it wasn’t.

Captain Obvious

I already know why you’re on the site. It’s a hookup site. I’m not saying that to shame you, that’s the reason the site exists. Don’t feel bad about using it for its intended purpose. Guess what, a lot of women are here for just that too.

But if you’re username is WantingToPleaseU, you haven’t told me anything I don’t already know. It’s not creative and different. It does NOT tell me that you’re a special snowflake and, unlike others here, care about my pleasure. Get over yourselves. It is a lazy reference to sex. Nothing more, nothing less.

All it tells me is that you’re here to get laid.

Thank you Caption Obvious, I already knew that.

Lookin4NSA
HornyMale4U
JustLookingNYC
MilfHunter

Yawners

These are the ones that aren’t sleazy or suggestive. They actually aim to be informative. But they’re just so unimaginative.

I can hear you guys thinking, “Hmmm … how do I come up with a username? If only there was an algorithm for this!”

So you guys went ahead and created algorithms. Facepalm!

Town where you live + Year you were born, current year, or some other arbitrary number

Hackensack1971
GlendaleGuy6969
SullivanCounty82

Generic factoid + long string of numbers or state abbreviation

ArmyVet040991
Love2Travel1234
DogLoverNJ

None of these are offensive … but they don’t exactly draw me in either. I see them and yawn. Is that really what you want my first impression of you to be? A yawn? aim higher.

Any Form of Fanboy Interests

No1YankeeFan (yeah, you and 10 million other NYers)
IamBatman (how cute, a man who still wears underoos)
CenaSmackdown (really, you think you’re going to attract women with wrestling references?)

It is ok to have these interests … (sort of, no, not really, that’s a discussion for another time) … that’s not the problem. The problem is that you’ve presented yourself as of those social outcasts who live in their parents’ basements collecting Star Wars toys thinking they’re somehow collectibles. Are you a man or a 12 year old boy? They’re NOT “figurines,” they’re ’s toys!

Incomprehensible Gibberish

Ever see those people who invest in vanity plates for their cars, but clearly couldn’t get any of the s they want, so they resort to something that clearly means something to them, but is nonsense to the rest of the world? The reaction is universally the same, we all think “Why invest in a vanity plate if it is just gibberish?”

TK421 (I don't care if this means something to Star Wars fans, it’s gibberish to the rest of us)
Ynghngstud (how many of you hstly read this as “Young Hung Stud” at first glance?)
2BNot2B (don’t bother with Shakespeare unless you can do him well)

Some Positive Examples

I don’t like being all negative. So here’s a few that I came up with that I would try if I was a guy creating a new account.

CulinaryJedi (a more creative way of saying “I like to cook”)
OneLeftShoe (I don’t know why you only have one left shoe, but I’m open to hearing the story behind this)
UptownCaveman (I can vouch that this works)
IllogicalPossibility (I tend to like oxymorons, they always sound intriguing)

IllAdvisedChoice (a better way of saying “I’m the bad boy your mother warned you about”)
FunkyNinjaSkills (Bruno Mars funky? Yeah! We need the funk, gotta have that funk!)

I would gladly say hi to any who messaged me with a username like any of these.

You may not be a lyrical genius, but if you’re going to venture into a forum that is pure words, it may be prudent to spend some time developing your skills verbally. That starts with a good username. You’ll gain more attention with a clever username than you will with a hot pic.



Heathen_G 61M
7536 posts
8/10/2019 10:31 am

Anyone can start an IM message or any note with a , "Hey", or "Hello".

This is because, mostly, you want to see if they are there, before you spend your time typing a paragraph and sending it into cyberspace, only to be answered with silence. Don't be a moron.


haveabig14ya 50M
51 posts
12/8/2017 11:01 am

I guess I break all these rule....lol

Decided to take the idea if you have say it.

But who knows maybe times are changing....


CeriosEros 35M
644 posts
12/8/2017 2:24 am

I wonder were my username stands? It usually goes over people's heads. Cerios is the galic word for love and Eros is the Greek god of love and passion so it has multiple meanings but I go with passionate lover.


VenusRedux2 replies on 12/8/2017 5:44 am:
The ultimate judge is how women have been responding to it. Has it gotten a lot of success?

It's definitely not bland. I'd respond to it if it popped up on my IM.

BiggLala 48F  
27759 posts
12/6/2017 8:49 am

    Quoting TicklePlease:
    A crass name will make me move on to the next profile. Guess that makes me shallow but oh well, that kind of stuff matters a bit to me.

    What I haven't figured out yet, and I've asked (with no reply which makes me wonder too) the few that I've across.... is what's up with the random three word profile name? Like someone just flipped through the dictionary and came up with three unrelated words.

    BroughtClingGreen
    WringLaterStepping
    CarrotWagonTriangle

    Seriously, I come across these type names all over the site and can't determine if they're site generated or just another glitch. They're always male accounts tho, I've never seen a female account named like that.
It's my understanding that those are profiles that were directly affected by the data security breach two years ago. The site changed those members' usernames.

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VenusRedux2 replies on 12/7/2017 6:24 am:
Good to know! I wasn't aware myself.

I messed up my response to your earlier post and deleted it to try to correct a formatting error. Instead of deleting my response, I deleted the entire comment. Grrr.

In that comment, you were inquiring about the origins of my username:

My original username was VenusInDisguise.

I started with variations including Aphrodite, but they were ridiculously long. So I went with the Roman version of Venus instead to get it shorter.

I certainly don't pass as a goddess, so clearly I must be in disguise as a mere mortal (yeah, that's it)

Then, having a crisis of conscience about assisting people into these "relationships" that I deem nonviable and impossible, I decided to abandon it and deleted my account totally. I came back, hence the "redux." It's a more clever way of saying VenusIsBackAgainBecauseDeepDownSheEnjoysSlumming

I still don't believe in any of this, but one thing I do believe is that it isn't that friggin hard to talk to girls online!

The relationships I'm referring to are anything that requires a string of letters to describe ... like NSA or FWB. Few people manage these situations without getting very hurt. So few, in fact, that they are the exception rather than the rule. But we all comfort ourselves in thinking that if we just follow the rules more closely, or if we just be more careful, we can be that exception and succeed in achieving the impossible dream. I don't buy it.

TicklePlease 52F  
12547 posts
12/6/2017 2:57 am

A crass name will make me move on to the next profile. Guess that makes me shallow but oh well, that kind of stuff matters a bit to me.

What I haven't figured out yet, and I've asked (with no reply which makes me wonder too) the few that I've across.... is what's up with the random three word profile name? Like someone just flipped through the dictionary and came up with three unrelated words.

BroughtClingGreen
WringLaterStepping
CarrotWagonTriangle

Seriously, I come across these type names all over the site and can't determine if they're site generated or just another glitch. They're always male accounts tho, I've never seen a female account named like that.


VenusRedux2 replies on 12/7/2017 6:15 am:
I disagree, that doesn't make you shallow at all. Shallow would be not caring.

The opposite of shallow would be deep. People with depth seek out others with depth. That makes them sophisticated and savvy.

Crass usernames reveal a decided lack of depth that deep people naturally avoid.

affdude10 49M  
261 posts
12/5/2017 10:15 pm

Good posting. I guess my username is just too boring.


VenusRedux2 replies on 12/7/2017 6:12 am:
Yeah, some improvements can be made in that department. Glad to know I'm making a difference

clittywhisperer1 55M
1184 posts
12/5/2017 7:44 pm

My handle won a contest in a chat room .It was free change your screen name night so I shot out about 5 of them .lol


papis_baby_girl 41F
5210 posts
12/5/2017 5:32 pm

lolol... more advice for men to be able to be successful that will fall on deaf ears...

thanks for trying though.

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40Deuce 42M
5727 posts
12/5/2017 4:51 pm

I will disagree with one thing , if I looked like Rashad Jennings I'm pretty sure my "handle" could be anything and I would do just fine

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VenusRedux2 replies on 12/7/2017 5:48 am:
Yeah, but...

.... you have to understand .....

........ for women, the way we see things ...........

Nah, who are we trying to kid, you're 100% correct.

redrockrascal 61M
21092 posts
12/5/2017 4:26 pm

I don't see where these studies were conducted, they should probably be credited.

My name would fall under the "Yawners" as it is a local reference. Yet, I've have had a good number of meets from this site(s). Some thought it was "clever".

Also, the women who commented about my name didn't seem to have any issues with it 31st Virtual Symposium Screen Names WTH Is A RedRockRascal .

When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.


VenusRedux2 replies on 12/7/2017 5:47 am:
I beg to differ. There is a WORLD of difference between RedRockRascal and merely RedRockGuy.

It's a simple difference, but it has a huge overall effect.

peterlikesplay2 63M
444 posts
12/5/2017 4:22 pm

good post..it sounds like you've studied this ...


Maize32 51M  
1356 posts
12/5/2017 3:52 pm

Very good post.


rachel0718 53F  
20467 posts
12/5/2017 3:24 pm

This is a great post….


Rachel Mae


camperdude_69 59M
4089 posts
12/5/2017 3:02 pm

thanks for the in-sight


imnotyurneighbor 58M
34 posts
12/5/2017 2:34 pm

that is a very informative post , thanks


Tmptrzz 57F  
72964 posts
12/5/2017 2:14 pm

This is a great blog, thank you for pointing out the obvious..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!


notsure1949 70M
9336 posts
12/5/2017 1:54 pm

very enlightening


Brownie202 63F  
1526 posts
12/5/2017 1:49 pm

I don't have much to say either way but also don't like names like born2lickpussy. A major turn off. Also anything with well hung, dick etc. Will not be interested for that reason alone.

Humans are the most dangerous animals on earth.

If only animals had the ability to know when to keep away from us humans they would be better off.


VenusRedux2 44F
518 posts
12/5/2017 1:35 pm

Heading out, probably won't reply until tomorrow


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