Even though headlines don’t show up in the search results on Match.com, it’s still important to think about them when you’re crafting a profile. And there are countless blogs documenting the worst of the worst of Match headlines.
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.The Most Special Snowflake Headline It’s great that you’re a vegan, a Jehovah’s Witness, a Cross Fit enthusiast, and a CEO who only dates models.But if your headline is going to advertise how “unique” you are – and how strict your parameters for the perfect woman can be – then don’t expect to get many responses.“Vegan biker and techie looking for blonde, in shape, environmentally conscious gluten-free artist” isn’t exactly going to reel ‘em all in.So you’ve signed up for Match.com, thought long and hard about your profile, and selected just the right pictures to demonstrate what a great catch you are.But there’s one area that’s still stressing you out: The catchy profile headline. If you’re just hanging out on OKCupid, Date Hook Up, or Christian Mingle, then you’re one of the lucky dudes who don’t need to stress over their headline.
But if you’re one of the millions of guys trying their luck on Match.com, Millionaire Match, or Plentyof Fish, then read on. Your dating headline is one of the first things on your dating profile that sets you apart from the crowd of posers, six-pack-selfy-takers, nimrods, and lowlifes.In fact, on some websites, it’s one of the first things a woman sees in her search results.So if you’re interested in optimizing your profile and beating out the competition right off the bat, a catchy dating headline is absolutely essential to piquing a woman’s interest and getting her to click on your profile instead of the other guy’s. On POF and Millionaire Match, it’s a different story.Just one caveat: Though has headlines, they won’t show up in a traditional search. Here’s what search results look like on Millionaire Match: See how that headline is the first thing you see?It’s the same on POF: Now we’re not going to make any snarky comment about these headlines (but seriously, they’re awful, don’t use them).We just want you to see where they are and what they look like.