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.com, let you choose a long screen name and a long tagline.Do a search on your site to see which is more prominent — taglines or screen names. 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.
But writing, "I may be a total foodie, but I am always up for a Sunday Fun Day, eating wings and drinking beer with the boys," can go a very long way. Having six pictures that generate attraction in a man can be completely destroyed by a seventh picture that completely turns a man off.
The more you show that you can be a potential best friend as well as a romantic partner, the better. Many men online have their guard up when it comes to photo galleries, due to the amount of people that attempt to deceive others online.
She's like one of the guys." What guy wouldn't want to bring his girlfriend around his friends and feel totally comfortable?
Being "one of the guys" every now and then doesn't just show that you are fun to hang out with; it also shows that you are not high maintenance, are down to earth and can have fun doing just about anything.
This feature can cause some serious embarrassment if you aren’t careful (see the section “Checking how your tagline gets displayed” for the scoop). For example, say that you started your essay like 50 percent of all postings: “I’m youthful, spirited, happy, healthy . The first purpose of a tagline is to quickly say something about yourself that invites a person to look further. But what if you’re not a skydiver and not even interested in being one? A funny line can be a great icebreaker, and you don’t have to be particularly funny to write funny.
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. Try these starter ideas: • “I’m boycotting shampoo!!! ” • “Everything I need to know I got from watching Gilligan’s Island.“ • “I run with scissors.” • “Where are my sunglasses?
Suppose you don't like football, but like beer and wings.
You don't have to lie and pretend to like football.
That option can be a bit overwhelming, though, so go with a relatively short name and focus your creative juices on the tagline. People who work in advertising agencies can make their entire career on just one tagline. ”) As in advertising, the key to a good tagline in online dating is In the world of marketing (which, in the end, is what online dating is all about), the goal is to reach the right customer, not every customer.
If you try to be too creative with both, they tend to conflict and create a confused message. This goal is called strategic positioning, the process of defining who you are in a way that your customers understand whether they’re a good match for you.
And a message that seals the deal on the trifecta of feeling hopeless: "Wussup babe.