On my fourth or fifth date arranged through OKCupid I met my current boyfriend, who happens to be the most communicative, fun, and kind person I’ve met, online or off.
"Five of 71 men and six of 93 women included their birth year, and two men and two women included the current year, 2015," Herring said.
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.
They represented a dry humor than aligns with my own.
Admittedly, my personal history of username selection isn’t without blemishes.
Age, after all, is just a number -- a number that's listed prominently on OKC user pages, so displaying it in a username is a little redundant.