So you’ve signed up for Match.com, thought long and hard about your profile, and selected just the right pictures to demonstrate what a great catch you are.
But there’s one area that’s still stressing you out: The catchy profile headline. If you’re just hanging out on OKCupid, Date Hook Up, or Christian Mingle, then you’re one of the lucky dudes who don’t need to stress over their headline.
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, it’s a different story.
Just one caveat: Though has headlines, they won’t show up in a traditional search. Here’s what search results look like on Millionaire Match: See how that headline is the first thing you see?
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).
We just want you to see where they are and what they look like.
Even though headlines don’t show up in the search results on Match.com, it’s still important to think about them when you’re crafting a profile. And there are countless blogs documenting the worst of the worst of Match headlines.
If you’re not totally boring (and we’re guessing you aren’t), you want something more interesting than just some variant of “hello,” but you aren’t sure how to distill your entire personality into one phrase or sentence.
In this article, we’ll teach you some nifty tricks and tips to help you do just that – and to get a woman’s attention from the get-go … Because the purpose of a headline is to get a woman interested, the worst thing you can do is be boring or one-dimensional. The Captain Obvious Headline You might in fact be a “Southern gentleman looking for my cowgirl,” but – DUH.
Below are some mistakes to avoid (and, sadly, actual headlines we’ve seen). That’s why you’re on a dating site: because you’re looking to meet a woman.
The Hey/Hi/Hello Headline Don’t use some form of greeting. You might as well have said “I’m on here because I want to meet women” or “Single and Ready to Mingle.”Use this rule of thumb: if it’s been printed on a mass-produced t-shirt, you might want to avoid it.