So you’ve signed up for Match.com, thought long and hard about your profile, and selected just the right pictures to demonstrate what a great catch you are.
But there’s one area that’s still stressing you out: The catchy profile headline. If you’re just hanging out on OKCupid, Date Hook Up, or Christian Mingle, then you’re one of the lucky dudes who don’t need to stress over their headline.
So if you’re interested in optimizing your profile and beating out the competition right off the bat, a catchy dating headline is absolutely essential to piquing a woman’s interest and getting her to click on your profile instead of the other guy’s. On POF and Millionaire Match, it’s a different story.
Just one caveat: Though has headlines, they won’t show up in a traditional search. 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).
We just want you to see where they are and what they look like.
The “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Sleazy” Headline Please don’t include the phrase “DTF” (or any of its variants) anywhere in your online dating profile.
(Yes, we’ve seen it, we just wish we hadn’t.)Your headline isn’t the place to advertise that you’re only in the market for a friend with benefits. If you’re not looking for something serious, that’s fine.
But you’ll get better results if you keep the vibe on the up-and-up.
The Creepy Mc Creeperson Headline You may think it absolutely hilarious to say that you’re “Looking For My Next Victim” or to advertise yourself as “The Original Ladykiller.” But trust us – you never want to use words like “victim” or “kill” in your dating headline.
Even though headlines don’t show up in the search results on Match.com, it’s still important to think about them when you’re crafting a profile. And there are countless blogs documenting the worst of the worst of Match headlines.