Sample usernames for online dating
Some online speakers want anonymity because they fear their legitimate online speech could trigger real-life retaliation.
We want you, Big Daddy Flash916, to go by who you are, and not be hidden beneath another layer of mystique." The feature will only display first names, and Ok Cupid says no outside-service verification will be used to confirm that the name matches your actual identity.
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An Ok Cupid spokesperson tells Ars Technica that the only requirements are a two-letter minimum without numbers, symbols, or emojis and that it will operate a "banned word" list, whose contents it did not disclose.
Ok Cupid's decision follows a tumultuous period earlier in the decade when a number of companies began preventing customers from publicly identifying themselves with pseudonyms, and instead began mandating they use real names, even when communicating with other users.
Blizzard toyed with a real-name policy for roughly one week in 2010 before changing course due to negative fan responses.