"Jennifer Cady, Senior Producer, Audience Development: "I remember collecting those 400 FREE HOURS! My screename was CDisco Chic."Bruna Nessif, Writer: "First screen name was something like xxbrunisbabexx.
I was curious about whether my tendency to critique usernames more harshly than photos was universal, and decided to speak with a linguist about whether or not the language of our online dating avatars says something about who we are.
Your screen name probably had both upper and lower case x's and your font was almost certainly Comic Sans. And 6-23 is not my birthday, but I idolized my older cousin and she had 623 at the end of her AIM screen name and I did not realize it was because that is her birthday.
I'd like to say I learned my lesson, but my second screen name was TBoz623, so..."Jeffrey Wisenbaugh, Interactive Producer: "First screen name: Kool Jeffrey."Nicole Pirshafiey, Social Media Manager: "My first screenname was ABeatle Gal. It's how my current best friend and I bonded: chatting about our love of Beatles music on AIM (we were 11). It's probably best we never got back together, you know, because of Nickelback reasons."Brett Malec, Writer/Reporter: "Just a jumble of my initials and my old favorite number: B7Mand M18.
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.
I’ll spare you the gush-fest; suffice it to say we’re an awesome match.