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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.
The Dating Gurus are at your service to explain just why a dating profile headline (also known as a tagline) is more important than you would first suspect.
There are zillions of daters out there in dating-land vying for your attention, hoping that you will recognize that they, uniquely,can fill that magical place in your heart.
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.
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.