We can't help but be amused and bemused and even--shall we say?--taken in by some great lines from dating profiles.
Here are a few examples we like, derived from multiple dating profiles. Use them as springboards for your own ideas, rather than stealing them. (We don't really care if you steal them, since they're not ours in the first place, but we do think that awesome lines should come from you, not someone else).
"Glass half full or half empty? I just want to know who has been drinking my beer?"
This was the first line in a 45 y.o male's "Self Summary" section of his profile. What a fun way to simultaneously grab your attention and show a light-hearted personality. He tempers this irreverent line by showing a more altruistic side, saying, "I am volunteering and providing consultation for a cancer research organization and raising money for the _______'s Hospital uncompensated fund. Got an extra $ 1 million?". Clever and revealing.
"I was raised with the principles of Buddhism, Judaism and the Beatles."
Bada, boom. Yes, a bad joke, but it works.
"Milk Duds. And Sex. There, I said it."
These were two responses to OKCupid's classic "The 6 Things I Could Never Do Without" question. Milk Duds are totally unexpected. And the "there i said it" is a nice way of defusing the typical "I love sex" kind of answer that can skank-up many profiles. This adds a light touch.
"Boy, was THAT boring. Who doesn't say that stuff? I pretty much shot my wad under "My self summary". Seems the most you need to know here is that I'm employed and earn a paycheck and I'm not a fatty. I do actually look like my pictures. And I'm a bit of a nerd. I love explaining complex social phenomena with a single number, like in the movie Brazil. Does anybody NOT like to travel or laugh? I don't think so. Well, maybe one or two of you".
This lady gets it. Her statement came after a paragraph of hers that pretty much trotted out the usual dating profile homilies about loving life, having a fulfilling and busy life, and all that crap. Her profile is almost a meta-profile, commenting on the act of profile-writing. Too much whimsy, though, isn't great. Thank goodness she stops at this point.
"I play mandolin and bass"
We threw ourselves into this challenge: try to find one good line from an incredibly boring, bad dating profile. We found one line, and it's...okay. What's nice about it is that you don't expect this from a middle-aged Mom-type. It's like spice in an otherwise bland dish. If you have something unusual about yourself, definitely include it to make yourself stand out from the crowd.
The most private thing I'm willing to admit: I talk to myself.
Verging on creepy. But it works because it's tossed into an fairly boring profile that desperately needed livening up.
In response to an OKCupid question about what this person is doing with her life. It's a delicately phrased way of saying: 1.) I have teenagers; 2.) They are soon to be off on their own. Someday.
"I'm a tall woman and I don't like to tower over my date, so, if you can't reach the top shelf, I hate to say it but I'm not your girl."
This is a great straightforward and humorous approach.
Message Me If: Your joie de vivre matches mine.
Nice. It's not all demand-y, like some people--men and women alike--get when answering this final OKCupid question. It's just nice and life-affirming.