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.
She will want to see your face, so shots with sunglasses and/or baseball hats might as well not even be there.
"A hat leads her to assume you have a balding problem that you are trying to hide," says Coloccia.
Since online daters don’t use their actual names in their profile, coming up with a memorable screen name is essential.
These names are simple initiators to help you find the perfect username for your profile.
So, for instance, if you like to ski and like to cook, your user name could be Skiing Chef.
Right off the bat, you get a sense of what this person is all about." Keep in mind that this is a name that might stick as a nickname, too, so nix options like Baddabing or Teddy Bear Boy. "A profile without a photo means one of two things to a woman: in a relationship or not so attractive," says Jane Coloccia, author of Confessions of an Online Dating Addict.
1) Pick a mature (not silly or arrogant) screen name.
Big Mikey9inch may sound clever to you, but chances are Sweet Jen28 will want nothing to do with a guy who feels the need to "advertise" (particularly when you're probably closer to Not So Big Mikey4inch).