Headlines — the large text at the top of your profile — are prime real estate for making an unforgettable first impression. Since someone else might have voiced your sentiments already, check out the Internet Movie Database (com) for movie quotes, song lyrics, or bon mots you can borrow. Forgo predictable self-descriptions — “I’m nice, and I like to laugh,” — and compare your appearance or personality to a celebrity or a character in a film or TV show. “It’s best to show that you’re funny without actually saying, ‘I’m funny.’ Try telling an anecdote about something you did that was funny,” says Patti Feinstein, founder of America’s Dating Coach. Then try something a little self-deprecating—how you’re the member of your Ultimate Frisbee team who’s most likely to run into a tree, or some such.
Or how about a call to action, suggests Liz Kelly, dating coach and author of Smart Man Hunting: “Write about something fun that you might do together.” Headlines like “Moonlight and Margaritas” or “The City and A Subway Map” will help people envision the fun they’d have with you rather than make their eyes glaze over. “You can liken yourself to a character in a movie such as ‘Sally type looking for a Harry…’ Or ‘Love to sing (but I’m no Kelly Clarkson),’” suggests Toni Coleman, a Virginia-based psychotherapist and dating coach. A great way to stand out (not to mention, snag the exact kind of interest you’re in the market for) is to suggest an activity.
Below are some examples: is the area code for where Joseph grew up in.
Or maybe Joseph lives within the 714 area code and is searching in that vicinity.
from Match.com, it’s a bit like getting an unexpected package in the mail. I’ve certainly had my fair share of long conversations with girlfriends, discussing which usernames would make the best impression. Will he be turned off if I have this as my username? “Choosing a suitable name tells the world how you want to be seen.
The upshot: It’ll get people thinking beyond “this person seems nice” and get them thinking “this person’s nice and I’d love to try that!Granted, your primary photo should show you at your absolute best—“The best photo and the most close-up,” advises Katz. You, surrounded by nieces and nephews on Thanksgiving. Just don’t go too far and compare your physical appearance to, say, Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie unless you’re their spitting image—or want your date to think you have an overly-healthy self-esteem. “Paint a picture in your profile of something that you might do together.With your secondary photo, however, it’s time to get creative, so try posting a shot of you in your element. “They want to see you, in your life.” Big on hiking? Use the word ‘we’ instead of ‘I’ or ‘you’ when describing fun things you want to share.Your screen name can be one that will make more sense as someone gets to know you.However don’t choose one so obscure that nobody will be intrigued enough to click on it in the first place.