Many popular online dating services require you to have a profile header (some sites call it “headline” or “opening line.”) This headline shows up when someone searches for profiles. Many of these headers are populated with overused phrases like, “I might be the one you’re looking for!” To get more people to click through to your profile, it is important to put some thought into what the headline should say. So pull out some chocolate and let’s brainstorm…
One of the most popular sections on Online Dating Magazine is its Top 10 lists. It is populated with headers/headlines that stand out for different reasons (funny, philosophical, creative, etc.) It’s a great place to start to get some of your own ideas.
The first thing you need to do is vow to avoid cliche and overused headlines.
Profile Headlines You Should Avoid
– “Hi there” (or any variation thereof)
– “I might be the one you’re looking for!”
– “Looking for Mr. Right”
– “I’m the real deal”
– “Looking for someone genuine”
– “Are you my special someone?”
– “I don’t know what to put here.”
Now that you know to avoid the cliche and mundane, it’s time to examine headlines that are funny, creative, or interesting. Look through these to get your juices flowing. You want yours to be original and memorable. That will help make people more interested in you. Let’s look at some examples:Just like a new job, I offer excellent benefits. Click To Tweet
Interesting, Creative, and Funny Profile Headlines
– “More fun than your ex!”
– “Free 7 Day Trial”
– “Only you can save me from joining eHarmony!”
– “Willing to share the remote!”
– “Willing to lie about how we met!”
– “Magic 8 Ball says Yes, Definitely”
– “Just like a new job, I offer excellent benefits”
– “Let’s interact. All my shots are current.”
– “Like poop, the older I get the easier I am to pick up.”
– “Four out of five doctors recommend me.”
– “I put the seat down!”
– “The Zombies are coming. Choose wisely.”
– “Click to Add to Cart”
– “I’m the chocolate cake in your diet.”
– “Hi, I’m Mr. Right. I heard you were looking for me.”
What virtually all of these headlines have in common is that they are original and funny. People want to click to learn more about the person behind the headline. When you have a catchy and clever headline then people see you as someone that is “fun” and they are more likely to click on your profile to read more about you.
There are other things you can do to entice people to click on your profile. One is using the “continuing story tease.” With this plan, you start to tell something catch in your headline, but don’t finish it until your profile. Here are a couple of examples:
Continuing Story Tease Headlines
– “One thing I’ve never told anyone until now is…”
– “There are three types of girls/guys here and they are…”
– “The funnest thing I’ve ever done, that nearly killed me, was…”
With the continuing story tease, you perk a person’s interest with your headline, making them want to click through in order to find out the rest. By nature people are curious (like cats). They don’t want to be left hanging. That’s why many TV shows, especially soap operas, end an episode with a major unresolved issue. They know you’ll keep watching to see how it is resolved. Create a cliffhanger of a headline and people will click through. It’s then your job to make sure your profile is interesting enough so that they initiate communication.
Good luck! If you have other great headline examples, please share them in the Comments section (scroll down) below. Your input will help thousands of other readers. Thank you.