Matthew Valentines is an online dating concierge, and executive director at Personal Dating Assistants.
An attraction technologist at heart, he travels the world in search of beautiful women, new ways to help men with their online dating, and the perfect single malt whiskey.
Of course, you can't exactly change your name for your dating profile (actually you can, but it is highly frowned upon), but some online sites do let you create your own.
And while you could just choose Brianna or Brett as your alias, the CBC reports that creative names that start with a letter in the first half of the alphabet are more likely to get noticed.
I confess I had no idea what “tossed salad” meant, but it turns out it meant something kinda kinky that did not convey what this gal intended.
Because when you’re dating online, which is an extremely competitive medium, you need every advantage you can get.
A great username is a differentiator – a unique brand name – something that completely sets you apart from every other person on a dating site.
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.
But I have learned quite a bit over the years about what goes into a great dating name.