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So you’ve signed up for a dating site like Plenty Of Fish, thought long and hard about your profile, and selected just the right pictures to demonstrate what a great catch you are.
Below are some mistakes to avoid (and, sadly, actual headlines we’ve seen). That’s why you’re on a dating site: because you’re looking to meet a woman.
The Hey/Hi/Hello Headline Don’t use some form of greeting. You might as well have said “I’m on here because I want to meet women” or “Single and Ready to Mingle.”Use this rule of thumb: if it’s been printed on a mass-produced t-shirt, you might want to avoid it.
From 'you had me at hello' to 'Cinderf***in'rella', Hollywood has delighted us over the years with cheesy "romantic" one-liners – both awful and excellent in equal measure – which we've rounded up here to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day.
Either way, ellipses and question marks make it seem like you’re having a conversation – without you even having to say anything directly.Right,” “Searching for my Soulmate” and “Love like there’s no tomorrow” are lame dating headlines. Someone cool and masculine and maybe a little dangerous. You’re not going to get a woman to fall desperately in love with you using only a headline, but you can definitely intrigue her.Do you really want the first impression you give to be that of a weeping, overly romantic saddo? And the best way to do that is to create curiosity.If you want to seem intriguing or mysterious, try to create a sense of adventure and international hijinks around yourself.What about …Now, this outlandish strategy works best on a woman who is seeking a little bit of a bad-boy, so if that’s not your style, try doing this…The Well-Punctuated Headline Though the ideas above were all a little “out-there,” they all had one thing in common: the ellipses.If you’re not totally boring (and we’re guessing you aren’t), you want something more interesting than just some variant of “hello,” but you aren’t sure how to distill your entire personality into one phrase or sentence.In this article, we'll teach you some nifty tricks and tips to help you do just that – and to get a woman’s attention from the get-go … Because the purpose of a headline is to get a woman interested, the worst thing you can do is be boring or one-dimensional. The Captain Obvious Headline You might in fact be a “Southern gentleman looking for my cowgirl,” but – DUH.(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.On POF and Millionaire Match, headlines are almost impossible to miss in her search results, so yours needs to make a good first impression.Here’s what search results look like on Millionaire Match: See how that headline is the first thing you see?