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.
It’s the same on POF: Now we’re not going to make any snarky comment about these headlines (but seriously, they’re awful, don’t use them).If you look at these terms carefully, you’ll see the theme is they evoke an attractive picture in the mind’s eye of the reader.Some stereotypes hold true in the online dating sciences, namely men falling in love with what they see and women with what they hear. Paint the portrait of yourself with words that attract the opposite sex.So if you’re interested in optimizing your profile and beating out the competition right off the bat, a catchy dating headline is absolutely essential to piquing a woman’s interest and getting her to click on your profile instead of the other guy’s.On POF and Millionaire Match, headlines are almost impossible to miss in her search results, so yours needs to make a good first impression.You’ve made the decision to try online dating and it’s time to start creating your profile.When you start building your profile, you’ll notice on some sites there will be an option or space for a “headline.” The headline section of your dating profile is similar to the headline in a news article or blog post. A study of 1.2 million profiles by Plenty of Fish showed women who got into a relationship online used the word “relationship” 16 percent more than women who were still single. Why not be honest and speak from that place in your heart? If they don’t and it’s still funny, you look like you’re funny and original. Apparently people who talk about relationships and love find relationships and love.Fill in the blank with your current location and you’ve got yourself a pretty intriguing headline.This is a great headline to use if you recently moved to a new city because it immediately opens up the conversation.