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?
For example, here's an a tagline that makes you want to read on: Skydiving is the coolest experience on (or off) this planet. Oh here they are." • "In time, we all become that which we most hate.
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.
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.
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.
You need to check to make sure that the site didn't turn your tagline into a scarlet letter.
The sites that allow long taglines don't always display the entire line in search results.
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.
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. If that advice doesn't work and you're still drawing a complete blank, you have three choices: Some sites automatically use the first few words of your essay to generate your tagline. This tagline isn't horrible, and it won't injure anyone, but that tagline won't excite anyone either.