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.
The obvious first step is to think about the kind of match you want.
I always presumed the paid sites are for people more interested in serious, long-term relationships, while the free ones are predominantly inhabited by college co-eds wanting to have some fun.
But I thought I would give it a go and find out for myself.
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.
Ny Quil, the stuffy, sneezy, why-the-heck-is-the-room-spinning medicine. I was watching Leave It to Beaver the other day, I love that show, and Eddie was teaching Beaver how to insult people.
”You can write messages like these for any common interest or scenario you find in profiles, like traveling or photos taken with a cute pet, for example. If you do too much of it, you could get into trouble.
The more frequently you find it in the profiles you browse, the more you’ll be able to use your carefully-crafted message. You connect with her on an interest of hers (ideally one that you have in common), and then you ask a question geared toward the topic at hand (skiing, hiking, reading, etc.). So what we recommend doing is just changing one word in each message.
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?