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And of course there is the birth year suffix -- cuteguy1975, for example.” Rudder is right. Unlike gender or income level, there are limitless options and combinations of traits.
To this end I’ve been more successful, or perhaps luckier, than my friends.My first, chosen for a dial-up Compu Serve account, was Pool Princess6030, a blatant ripoff of my BFF's moniker, sport2040.But I’ve since become a more deliberate person (read: adult human) and tend to think my usernames align with my personality.This can of course be explained by the sheer number of users on OKCupid, but also the fact that, as opposed to IRC, the site is transparent, and allows users to see names, photos, ages, and other information by scrolling through a profile.This frees up users to get inventive; names now include "profession, interests, personal attributes and attitudes, and what the user is seeking or promising," according to Herring.