Top 10 Terrible – Dating Profile Headlines

  Are you writing your first “profile” for a dating site?

One of the most important components is your Headline   aka

 “The Attention-getting Device.”

Granted, your picture speaks volumes and is worth 1000 words, however, a smart headline can attract the right person.

A stroll down the aisles of Match.com and EHarmony produced the following samples of today’s  “Don’t Try this At Home”  list.

Top 10 Worst Profile Headlines- don’t try this at home:

  1. I am your worst nightmare
  2. Hell is other people. Sartre
  3. Bored Again Dater? Try me
  4. I should come with a warning label
  5. I am a prescription for fun- all the time
  6. Take me for granted, please
  7. Something clever written here
  8. Sex, drugs, and rock and roll me
  9. Hey, Mr. Pirate, check out my booty
  10. Me: CEO, NRA, AA, FOX, ENFJ

Don’t wait for people to be friendly, show them how. 

As a rule, snarky and sarcastic headlines have limited appeal. Your  goal is to attract a kindred spirit – someone who would appreciate you- for who you really are. Best advice: Simplify.

Skip the scare tactics and be open and friendly. Clever can be cute, or not. Incorporate your interests or hobbies into your headline.

Let’s say you love: gardening,  hiking in the Presidio or skating in Golden Gate Park, hacky sack in the Haight, beer making, or your rescue dog- say it. 

If you’re an Alameda flea market aficionado or love Muscle cars  and “This Old House” is must-see- TV – say so.

Have fun, skip the light sarcastic and stay open to new experiences.

The secret of happiness is this: let your interests be as wide as possible, and let your reactions to the things and persons that interest you be as far as possible friendly rather than hostile.”  Bertrand Russell

 

San Francisco Dating@50 Examiner, Page Larkin, welcomes your feedback, questions and queries at page.larkin@gmail.com.

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