A good headline makes for a good very first impression.
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Online dating is very popular, but your success at online dating hinges on your capability to create a good profile. Most dating sites permit a member to search for other singles based on any number of criteria, such as location, age, race or hobbies. These search results are then displayed in a list, showcasing a petite picture and a tagline. Having a good tag, or headline, could mean the difference inbetween having your profile read or being totally passed over. Your headline is your very first impression.
A witty headline can be very powerful, or a finish disaster, depending on a several factors. Be sure that a general audience can understand the headline at a glance. Don’t use big words, which are likely to make you look like a smarty-pants. Use sport or hobby references only if they are part of what you are looking for in a mate. Keep it plain, such as “More Addictive Than Potato Chips” or “Pick Me, Pick Me.”
A sense of humor is very attractive. If you like to laugh or make others laugh, a funny headline is the flawless advertisement. A brief one-liner will work, or create a funny anecdote about dating, like “Romantic studs seem to be extinct. If you’re extinct, contact me now.” If you can’t think of anything, attempt quoting a bumper sticker or button. The self disparaging headline can also be funny. Attempt something like, “I may not be a 9, but I play one on the Internet.”
If you have a beloved book or movie, attempt using a quote from it. Keep it ordinary, but recognizable. For example, “Who Ya Gonna Call?” This is a brief quote, but most people will recognize it as a line from Ghostbusters. Song lyrics are also good choices. If you are an Elvis fan, you might attempt “Won’t You Be My Teddy Bear?” These types of headlines might attract someone with similar tastes in movies or music.
Don’t count out the tried-and-true method of the descriptive headline. Something like “PhD Seeks Brainy Cook” might lack some of the flash of the other headlines, but it gets to the point. Someone who hates cooking is unlikely to bother reading the profile of a member seeking a “brainy cook,” but someone with an advanced degree in nutritional science might find it flawless.
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