Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Great Online Dating Headlines

Great online dating headlines can go a long way to getting you results!

Usually I try to give you techniques or tactics that can help you improve your online dating skill. This week, I’m just going to feed you a handful of my favorite headlines, ones that have worked well for me in the past. Because I do a lot of dating on Craigslist, where readers ONLY see your headline, not your photo, I’ve spent a lot of time coming up with unique ones. I’m sharing some variations of my favorites from last year with you now. Use them at will. Enjoy!

“Help! Trapped on a deserted island, please send the following supplies:”
This headline snags readers due to its uniqueness, but be careful not to follow it up with just a list or they will get bored quickly.

“I’m trying to decide between these two photos, need your opinion!”
Yes, opinion openers sometimes work well as headlines! Just make sure you back it up with some great photos. This also works well in getting women to talk to you even if you have a weak profile.
Oh, if you want 8 ways to make a great online dating photo, here's my full article:

“I know the difference between THEIR, THERE and THEY’RE!”
Quality women are sick of guys who write poorly. Talk to any intelligent girl online dating, they all like to complain about it. This headline will get you smart girls, just proofread the hell out of your profile or you will lose them just as quickly.

“RE: RE: RE: Searching For The Perfect Guy in this city!”
Ok, this is a little trick that works great on Craigslist... People always read anything that starts with “Re:” because it looks like you are replying to someone else’s post. Replies like this are often flamers ripping on bad posts... and everyone loves some drama! So yes, you are faking being a reply to another post, but believe me, your profile will get read! You had better open with a great line though.

“Only MORONS believe in The Secret”
Ok, this is RISKY! This will get your profile read by a lot of women (since The Secret is pretty high up on the “chick crack” list). By slamming it, a whole lot of women are going to read what you have to say. I ran my whole profile, then at the end wrote “PS. You are probably waiting for me to say something about why I think The Secret is for morons... The movie fails to point out that positive thinking has to be backed up by hard work, but the masses don’t want to hear that part.. Napoleon Hill’s book is much better.”
Here's my actual full article on using The Secret/The Law Of Attraction in online dating:

There you go! Five new headlines to try that I’m pretty sure you won’t see anywhere out there (although that may change now!) Of course, these headlines will only get someone to look at your profile. From there, you’d better have some solid text and a great photo to finish the job, otherwise you still won’t get any replies. You are only as hot as the weakest link in your profile.
Now, if you want some laughs and some groans, make sure you read my list of the worst online dating headlines:

That’s it for this week, hope you’ve found these online dating tips helpful!


PS. You can find my full ebook with all my online dating profile secrets and examples of what has worked for me here:

PPS. If you don’t know, Craigslist is The personal sections for most major North American cities get a ton of traffic, sometimes too much. Anyway, I like it.