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Great dating usernames examples


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So Many Sites, So Little Time
 
I’m not saying I was ready — or willing — to try online dating, but as I was researching this, I discovered that there were at least 15 dating sites geared to boomers. So I figured I had a decent shot at honing my own rusty skills and possibly finding an age-appropriate boyfriend. But where to begin?
 
Million-member-strong , which is owned by the same parent company as , describes itself as “a dating site that not only understands what it is to be over 50, but also celebrates this exciting chapter of our lives.” I can interact with people there for $20 to $71 per month.
 
For $30 per month, another popular site, , offers over-55 dating for “friendship, pen pals, romance or marriage.” I’m a bit young for that demographic: The people in the ads look like my parents’ friends (though interestingly, all the guys have hair).
 
is “for mature people, with young heart”; Great-  claims to be “the No. 1 dating service for local singles to meet other baby boomer singles”; at , “everyone is screened”; and promises “sincere baby boomers looking for long-term relationships today!” With an exclamation point!
 
The “Boomer Singles” section of  is free, but most of the profiles featured on the home pages are 20- and 30-somethings with usernames like freebird and slackerdude. Friends tell me these are not uncommon monikers. I can’t decide which is worse: those, or the unapologetic emphasis on “senior” at places like  and .
 
If I do dip my toe in the digital dating pool, I don’t want to waste a lot of money. But it’s hard to assess the real costs. Almost all the sites offer a free trial, but once that expires, membership can get pricey. And companies can be cagey about fees. On a number of them, it’s almost impossible to get that information until after you’ve signed up for the free trial, then they start trying to upgrade you.

The problem with these efforts, of course, is not that they’re “bad”, but rather that they’re BORING. There’s nothing unique, memorable or distinguishing. There’s nothing that evokes a smile. And so the names fall flat. And you become convinced that usernames don’t matter.

Your username in an online dating profile matters more than you might realize. I know, I know; none of the sites make it clear enough. None of them force you really ...


Great dating usernames examples

Great dating usernames examples