It also can work to attract someone who has similar interests with one quick zap.
We perused hundreds of dating site profiles and headlines for red flags or dullsville, so you don’t have to. There are more cringe-worthy headlines than we thought possible.
We frequently get requests for help from Plenty of Fish (see our review on POF) and Match (our review on Match) members for advice on making their online dating profiles more appealing.
Typically, the alarm bells start clanging as soon as we see their profile taglines: 90% of these taglines are either typical (overused and boring) or slightly needy.
Too bad most of them are blowing a great opportunity to grab your attention, and make you want to dig deeper.
Let’s be realistic—most of us enter zip code and age parameters, and then narrow the criteria with a custom search for a word of interest, such as 'brewpub', 'warriordash', or 'camping' Then, as soon as humanely possible we get to the photos.
But is it enough to land the person of your dreams?
It might surprise you, but going by the books here won’t cut it.
So, why not use a funny headline which might break a smile on whoever is interested in your profile. – How many more frogs do I have to kiss to find my prince? –Serious headlines–If humor isn’t your forte, go for the more serious approach.
– I would sweep you off your feet but I recently broke my broom.– Couch potato ending relationship with TV– Your search is over.– No Axe Murderers Please! You could even quote someone as a show of your knowledge.
– Your skinny girlfriend will turn into your fat wife, so why not just cut to the chase and try a fatty out? Many who look for serious, long-term relationships on dating sites prefer simple, witty and genuine headlines over the flashy, humorous ones.
If the photos don’t cut it, we generally don’t click on the person. But if we make it past the photo, skimming profiles, the first thing you'll notice is the profile tagline.
This little ditty can compel us to read further, or it can cause us to roll our eyes and move on.
The dating profile headline is a one-time lightning-quick opportunity to show a little flair, and highlight something about your personality or a special interest.