By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky In addition to displaying a screen name, many online-dating sites allow you to display a phrase, called a tagline. Some sites, such as Match. That option can be a bit overwhelming, though, so go with a relatively short name and focus your creative juices on the tagline.
If you try to be too creative with both, they tend to conflict and create a confused message. Do a search on your site to see which is more prominent — taglines or screen names. Focus on refining whichever one is more visible.
Figuring out what to write Taglines are difficult to write. Good ones, though, are mighty powerful. People who work in advertising agencies can make their entire career on just one tagline. Likewise, in the world of online dating, your goal is to present yourself in a way that tends to attract the right kind of person, not every available prospect. The obvious first step is to think about the kind of match you want.
Focus on the less superficial stuff, not how tall or suave or sexy you want your prospect to be. Then you need to combine that thought with something about who you are. And from there, create your tagline. Take the first few words from your essay and call it a tagline. Some sites automatically use the first few words of your essay to generate your tagline. For example, say that you started your essay like 50 percent of all postings: Plagiarism is okay in online dating.
Note that copying a tagline from someone else is only a good idea if the tagline is really good and it fits you. Switch to humor mode and have fun. After considerable research, good humor is always appreciated. Using a tagline that pulls double duty The first purpose of a tagline is to quickly say something about yourself that invites a person to look further.
The second purpose is to create some point of further discussion — an icebreaker that provides a prospect with an easy topic to start a conversation. Skydiving is the coolest experience on or off this planet. Then switch into humor gear. Try these starter ideas: Use an interesting quote from your favorite writer, humorist, or wag. If someone is familiar with your reference, you can begin conversing about something you both already have in common.
Use a line from a funny commercial — even one from your childhood. Most people enjoy pop culture references. Quote your favorite bumper sticker or a friendly reminder from your utility bill.
Put the words funny taglines or similar phrasing into your favorite Internet search engine for suggestions. Oh here they are. That explains how I became a plate of liver and onions. You whispered something to the person next to you, and at the end of the chain, you compared what you started with to what the last person heard. You may notice a bit of Telephone in how your tagline gets posted. Sometimes only a limited number of letters gets posted on a search.
The entire tagline is visible when your prospect opens your photo and full profile. People say they love my self Remember to stop and smell the roses. Remember to stop and smell With me, boredom is always a thing of the past. With me, boredom is always a thing Please help me get off this site by being my match. You just need to check — after you establish your profile.