We frequently get requests for help from members of Plenty of Fish (see our review on POF) and Match (our review on Match) for advice on making their online dating profiles more appealing.
If a person be bothered to think of a few interesting words strung together to represent themselves, imagine how stimulating they would be on a date!
Just as bad are those which scream of desperation, or have a rescue complex. All we did was look at some random pages of dating profiles and just pulled these typical taglines.
But this is great news for OUR readers, because you are now going to stand out as a creative and clever person amongst the yawners, oddballs, and desperadoes. We had to stop ourselves, because they just went on and on.
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 do a zip code search, and then narrow the criteria to age parameters, and maybe a custom search for a word of interest, such as “brewpub” or "warriordash". 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 make us 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.The tagline can showcase your wit, a love of poetry, sense of humor, a romantic or philosophical nature, etc.It also can work to attract someone who has similar interests with one quick zap.Some we created ourselves, and others we borrowed from dating headlines on the web We perused hundreds of dating site profiles and headlines so you don’t have to. There are more cringe-worthy headlines than we thought possible.Biggest offenders include those where the author’s lack of imagination or energy just scream out “I can’t be bothered”, or “I’m lame” which of course, all reveal clues about character, intelligence, or confidence.