The dating profile headline is a one-time lightning-quick opportunity to show a little flair, and highlight something about your personality or a special interest.The tagline can showcase your wit, a love of poetry, sense of humor, a romantic or philosophical nature, etc.The Dating Gurus are at your service to explain just why a dating profile headline (also known as a tagline) is more important than you would first suspect.There are zillions of daters out there in dating-land vying for your attention, hoping that you will recognize that they, uniquely,can fill that magical place in your heart.Too bad most of them are blowing a great opportunity to grab your attention, and make you want to dig deeper.Let’s be realistic—most of us enter zip code and age parameters, and then narrow the criteria with a custom search for a word of interest, such as 'brewpub', 'warriordash', or 'camping' Then, as soon as humanely possible we get to the photos.We even scoured the top 400 most popular Ok Cupid profiles—the hottest people on the site in ten US cities—to see what their profile pics could tell the rest of us about attracting a date.We couldn’t have done any of this without the help of the data maestros at Match and Ok Cupid: Christian Rudder, cofounder and president of Ok Cupid, and Jim Talbott, director of consumer insights at
You have the most beautiful brown eyes I ever seen. " You log off, wondering if online dating was ever a good idea to begin with.How does one summarize a life of experiences in an interesting and attractive presentation when you have no idea who is on the other end?And how can anyone know who is behind the profiles of others?The way most people deal with these understandable conundrums is to rely on the media to tell them how they should best present themselves online.That approach too often results in an artificially scripted profile that doesn’t accurately represent the true core of a person. Better to be safe than sorry, better to not say things that could be misconstrued, better to risk rejection of parts of the presenter that he or she can afford to lose. And a message that seals the deal on the trifecta of feeling hopeless: "Wussup babe.