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Zing!  Three Types Of Dating Profile Headlines (Guaranteed To Grab Attention and Get Results)

Zing! Three Types Of Dating Profile Headlines (Guaranteed To Grab Attention and Get Results)

Take it from us, we've seen just about every drab, typical, and downright cringe-worthy dating profile headline or tagline out there. While most people are hesitant to stand out from the crowd, we put our money on attracting the type of person you're interested in by putting your personality out there and letting it shine by using our two proven strategies.

Lubricate your creative juices by reading our popular piece on The Best and Worst of Dating Profile Headlines and then smash your dating competition by trying the whole enchilada.

1. The action and emotion-based headline

Include punchy or emotion-based words in your phrases that grab attention and entice the reader to delve deeper: 

  • energetic
  • essential
  • fantastic
  • kick-ass
  • free
  • fabulousity (go ahead and make up your own words)
  • gorgeous
  • guaranteed 
  • inspire
  • mind-blowing
  • mesmerized
  • speechless
  • swoosh
  • ultimate
  • zing

EXAMPLE: This dating profile's action-oriented tagline entices the reader to continue onto the narrative

Kick-Ass Paella-Maker Seeks Intrepid Taster
Life isn't always about the final dish of paella; It's also about the process. Shopping for those perfect little bi-valves and freshest produce means having fun roaming around my neighborhood farmers market. Top all that off with a bottle of chilled white, some awesome music, grab some friends, and you're combining some my fav interests. I've created a home I love to hang in, but but adventure is my middle name. Ask me about my recent trip to Maui where I finally experienced what snorkeling next to a sea turtle was all about.
 

 2.  The funny, witty or clever tagline

Since most people don't have anything other than the typical yawn-fest tagline, i.e. "Loves to Samba", or "Seeking Mr Right", anything with humor tends to attract some attention. It doesn't have to be stand-up comedy; a witty twist is enough. 

"Brilliant Novelist Wanna-Be Searching For Muse"

"Shirt On In Profile Pics"

"Dyslexic Guy Walks Into A Bra"

"Eats the Middle of My Oreo First!" or "Eats The Center of my Reese's First!"

"What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?" ~Steve Carlin~

3. The unusual and eye-catching headline

The following unusual headline illustrates our point about not being afraid to be different. Although most of us have no idea what this bizarre string of numbers is, this odd headline functions as an invitation to open up the profile and delve deeper.  The fellow in our example links quickly to a binary code translator where the reader can determine that the headline reads, "Made ya look!".   Make up your own unique headline, whether using colorful or action oriented words/phrasing, or clever, humorous phrases.

"0100110101100001011001000110010100100000 011110010110111101110101001000000110110001101111011011110110101" Sigh.. I admit that I find binary code sexy (Click here to decipher code here) and get off on activities which challenge the brain as well as the body. I think I tend to break the stereotype of the math/code nerd by also rowing crew, building tree houses, and learning Japanese. You don't need to be a math wizard to capture my attention, but the girl I see myself with has her own unique fascinations and activities.

For more tips on profile writing, we do the heavy lifting, so you don't have to!

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