And no, “A nice guy who likes to have fun” probably isn’t going to cut it.Good news: creating a memorable headline isn’t as difficult as one might think.
You’ve filled out your online dating profile with all of your biographic info and created a charming, concise write-up.
Now comes the big challenge: creating a catchy headline.
Not all of us are born writers, so it can be difficult to try and distill your personality into one or two attention grabbing lines.
Because of this, the headline becomes an afterthought for many people. Along with your photo, they’re the first thing that potential dates see.
Be careful: there’s a fine line between being funny and being tasteless.
It may be cool for Tracy Morgan to say he’d like to “take that sandwich behind a middle school and get it pregnant;” but references like that, while funny in the correct context, do not belong anywhere near your your online dating profile.Same goes for cheesy, crass pickup lines like, “Are you from Tokyo? When Plenty of Fish did a study of 1.2 million dating profiles, they found that women who got into a relationship online used the word “relationship” 16 percent more than women who were still online looking for love. Try quoting your favorite Pablo Neruda poem, line from Shakespeare (“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.”) or even Ann Landers (“Love is friendship that has caught fire.” Let’s play with matches!If you’re not quite sure what to write, pop culture references from things that have already been determined to be funny – ie.your favorite song, TV show or funny movie- are always great bets.Best case scenario: your date recognizes your obscure cultural reference and thinks you’re awesome.Worst case scenario: they don’t know the exact reference, but you still come off as having a good sense of humor.