One of the very best things about the internet is that it allows us to remain anonymous to be anywhere in the world and to say and do things with no repercussions.
We don't use our real names, and we don't need to give away any other personal details, and this all means that we can have debates in chat rooms and pledge our allegiance to various causes without ever needing to suffer the consequences.
We can practically live two lives, or three, or eight...
It's a much safer strategy as well as one that can be liberating and empowering.
But your username is more than that it's also your avatar for your communications it's the only thing that your prospective partners will have to base your personality and looks on before they get to know you (other than any pictures and details you may wish to share) and this can really colour their judgement of you.
Create the name 'x XBubbly Candy Xx' and you have created in their mind the image of someone relatively young with a vibrant personality and possibly a garish kitsch dress sense.
Call yourself 'Stiletto Velvet' meanwhile and you now create the image of someone more lithe, more professional and possibly someone who is a little more assertive and even sexually dominant.
'x XBubbly Candy Xx' for instance will immediately put people off as it sounds puerile and it doesn't help that 'bubbly' is widely understood as internet-code for 'overweight'.
Something like 'Flourish Spider Monkey' or 'Wiley-D-Squirrel' is descriptive while not putting yourself into boxes.
It creates a persona while remaining relatively neutral.
To achieve this then stick to things that aren't too descriptive, avoid anything that is sexual or flirty (save this for your actual conversations) and certainly avoid any kisses, asterisks or smileys which suggest you're about 12.
Even if the name isn't overtly descriptive such as 'Jumping Monkey207' this is still enough that we will create an image in our mind.
Jumping monkey is certainly someone who is relatively small and probably quite playful/cute. Your Goal Your goal then is to create a name that is flattering, but that is at the same time relatively accurate in describing you.
If your name doesn't paint a picture of you or someone like you then it's not appropriate.