But if you’re one of the millions of guys trying their luck on a dating site or app that requires a headline, then read on. Your dating headline is one of the first things on your profile that sets you apart from the crowd of posers, six-pack-selfy-takers, nimrods, and lowlifes.
In fact, on some websites, it’s one of the first things a woman sees in her search results.
People expect to—and this will be increasingly the case over time—access people anywhere, anytime, based on complex search requests …
We just want you to see where they are and what they look like.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.It's like impersonating a person--this is what I do instead of engaging with other people.” ― Maggie Wells, “You see that girl, she looks so happy right? But she doesn't want to look dramatic, weak or attention seeking so she keeps it all inside.Act's like everything's perfect but she cries at night, boy does she cry at night, so that everybody thinks she is the happiest person they know, that she has no problems and her life is perfect.But if your headline is going to advertise how “unique” you are – and how strict your parameters for the perfect woman can be – then don’t expect to get many responses.“Vegan biker and techie looking for blonde, in shape, environmentally conscious gluten-free artist” isn’t exactly going to reel ‘em all in.
This is just a more annoying, particular variant of The Captain Obvious.
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).
There are important lessons we learned from the experience that we would not have adequately relayed to the reader if we had been less bold.” ~ Duane” ― Duane & Selena Pannell, “Don't you think it's weird how dating profiles emphasize listings of your favorite TV shows, movies, and books?
It's as if you are supposed to define yourself by how you distract yourself. Tired of all the drama, tired of not being good enough, tired of life.
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.