Thinking up the perfect clever username for Po F, Okcupid or Match is hard work.

I may code like a geek, but communication, empathy, and improvisation On Plenty Of Fish, usernames are smaller in size, taking a back seat to a big, more important looking headline. At least when it comes to getting noticed on Po F..

Because Po F is the biggest free dating site with a gen pop demographic, your clever username won't be appreciated as much here, when compared to Okcupid and Match.

But they didn't get enough unsolicited inbound to draw conclusions, unsurprisingly). Also interesting is that when either username was shown alongside his picture on Photofeeler, he scored less than half as attractive when compared to just the photo, with no dating username at all.

Perhaps the nameless photo scored twice as high on Photofeeler, because it was twice as big on the scoring page, when compared to showing it with a username.

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. A missed opportunity, and playing to a narrow audience who respond to the 1 dimensional approach.

But I have learned quite a bit over the years about what goes into a great dating name. This username plays to the mans ability and power, without coming across as conceited or arrogant. With surfing being one of the most attractive keywords a guy can include on his dating profile, this username is on the right track.

To kick things off, I chose a picture of a guy doing all the right things for a dating photo. It's not perfect, but it's good for gauging general sentiment.

For now, I just want to understand what women's general impression is of this guy. Here's what I got back: Now that we have a baseline understanding of Joe's attractiveness, I made 2 copies of the exact same dating profile, on the 3 biggest dating sites where usernames are still used; Okcupid, Plenty Of Fish, and Match.

If you make your username with plain, generic sounding words, you're going to have a plain, generic sounding user name. The most important quality of an effective dating username is how well it relates to your lead photo.

If you use bold, colorful, imaginative words, you better believe that username is going to pop. Your username and lead photo should compliment each other.

Okcupid is one of the most popular free dating websites in the world.