Online dating is pretty much like a part-time job because it requires energy from you to the same extent. Especially now that your potential dates can ignore you with one swipe, you have to stand with your profile crafted well to make an impression that encourages replies.
Headlines are important to make your dating profile stand out regardless of the platform you’re in. Statistics tell us that one out of three people has tried online dating. Your profile headline is a much-ignored weapon that you can use to grab the attention of your potential dates.
As an internet user, you know how important headlines are. If it wasn’t for the explanatory and clear headline of the article you wouldn’t have clicked to read it. Your dating profile is not much different. It needs to give others a compelling reason to click it. And the headline serves this purpose if written properly. But if you don’t have any idea where to start, don’t worry. We’ve brought 21 fresh headline ideas you can use.
21 Dating Profile Headlines
1. “You’ll Never Find Why I Moved To [city/country].”
If you’ve just moved into a new city or country this is worth using as a piece of information on your headline. It’s something that connects immediately with people because you’re showing that you’re an adventurous soul. Also, since most dating apps show matches based on location, they’d feel intrigued to know what you like in their area.
- First time in [city name] and I’m loving the burgers.
- Mom made me move to [city] because…
- First time in [city], searching for good coffee shops.
2. “Seeking Someone To Do [activity] With.”
This headline goes straight to the point. What would you prefer to do together? Are you searching for friendship, the love of your life, or a quick hookup? This explains your purpose without having to explain your purpose. Action-based and descriptive headlines make them picture what’s like dating you.
- Searching for someone to travel the world with.
- Searching for someone to go skydiving.
- Seeking someone to go beer-tasting within [city].
3. “Willing To Lie About How We Met.”
“Funny” was ranked among 20 appealing words that both genders were attracted to when dating, which shows that funny is trendy. In this headline, you’re not using it but you’re including the fun factor into it, which makes it equally effective. Jokes never fail to amuse and even though not all resonate with them, the ones who do are meant for you.
- No one has to know what happened.
- If FUN was a MUST, then I must be the one you’re looking for.
- Brings breakfast on the bed.
4. “I Am Sweet, Ambitious, and Optimistic.”
The same research includes these three adjectives in the list for women dating profiles. These conclusions were reached after analyzing more than 12,000 dating profiles and the ones who used them had around 40% more responses. Men, on the other hand, were more successful when they mentioned the words: physically fit, ambitious and perceptive.
- Searching for someone romantic and successful. Nice to meet you!
- Your option comes first. I’ll listen, then kiss.
- I’m optimistic, physically fit, and endlessly curious.
5. “I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good.”
Do you want to make them pause swiping for a moment and guess where they’ve heard/read something similar when reading your headline? Use a quote or saying from a famous movie or book you like. This is a sure-fire way to make them respond but it also filters those who share the same preferences as you.
- You have not failed. You’ve just swiped 10,000 people who didn’t match with you as I do.
- If life gives you lemons, let’s share that lemonade.
- To swipe or not to swipe. That’s not a question if you reply.
- The best way to get started is to quit swiping and begin talking.
6. “Looking For My Netflix & Chill.”
Similar to the second example, this helps you get straight to the point. Since binge-watching Netflix is something quite popular you’re likely to encourage responses. Plus, you’re also showing that you’re simply searching for someone to enjoy your free time with instead of committing to a serious relationship.
- Movies this weekend? Popcorns are on me. TV too.
- No interesting movies lately? I’ve got a few.
- Watched [move name] too?
7. “I Have An Mba, Love Tacos, And Am Looking For Someone To Play Video Games With.”
Can you be funny while also providing details about yourself? That’s possible through headlines like this. You can start with your education, profession, or future goals and close it with a funny ending. Research shows that what connects two people is unpredictable but one thing is for sure: staying true to yourself attracts people you’ll like.
- Marketing graduate who eats a lot. Bring some food with you.
- Chemistry Stud at Oxford. Searching for liquids to study.
- Writer. Searching for booklovers to fight with.
8. “It All Started When The Russian Police Invaded Our Hotel…”
Let their imagination go wild. There’s a reason why readers fall in love with books and movies. They help them picture unimaginable exciting scenes in their head. The same goes for your dating profile. If your headline helps them picture vividly an unusual but extremely interesting scene, they’ll stay on your profile to know more and maybe approach or reply. The more mysterious you keep it, the more effective it’ll be.
- “Suddenly, they started shooting…”
- Then I asked myself “Is that really the President?!”…
- From that day I stopped wearing earphones…
9. “Adventure Wanted… Inquire Within”
Formalities. They’re everywhere, and sometimes can be truly absurd, but here you can encourage responses by making fun of them. Make your headline resemble a job application or a formal announcement. You can relate this with the profession of the partner you wish to meet.
- Tasters wanted. Different foods. Apply within 30-days.
- Hiring a good hugger. Include a motivational letter.
- Professional cuddler wanted. No snorting allowed.
10. “Built Like A Rock” Worked For Chevy, And Suggests Power And Strength.
Maybe you don’t like stealing other people’s witty lines but this can yield results. Especially if you take lines from the advertising industry that spends billions to come up with catchy phrases that capture attention. These guys have already done the job for you. Just implement it.
- “Once you pop, you just can’t stop”- Pringles
- “Think Different” – Apple
- “Just do it.” – Nike
11. 9-5 Refugee On The Run From Boring
If there’s something we all agree we don’t want, that’s living a boring life. Excitement attracts so much because it makes us feel lively, and what’s the ideal way of making them feel included in your exciting life? Showing them that you’re a rebel in search of a more lively lifestyle.
- Dropout chasing his/her passion for writing.
- Breaking free from the status quo.
- Haven’t visited your favorite country yet? Let’s go then.
12. “Free 30 Day Trial”
Everyone has seen this phrase at least once. Chances are that they’ve seen it while using the dating app you’re on. By taking such common announcements and placing them as your headlines not only do you appear witty but also make others smile.
- No more free space. Find another home.
- Swipe right to unlock loads of luck.
- Offering a free lifetime membership in my heart.
13.“Guaranteed 5 Times More Fun Than Your Ex! Why?…”
An ellipsis is a sweet intriguing invitation to start a conversation and learn more about what you’ve stated. Especially if you put a question like this one that touches on a hot topic: their ex. They’re dating because they want to find someone better and if you’re promising them that you’re way better because of X reasons, they’ll want to know more.
- I’ll kiss you more often than your ex.
- Name one thing your ex didn’t do for you…I will.
- The only time I decide to walk away. Why?…
14. “Shouldn’t You Be In The Kitchen Making Sandwiches?” Uncle Pop Pop
Who said testimonials and endorsements are only to win jobs and enrich your LinkedIn profile? A testimonial (funny one) that emphasizes a funny trait of yours or shows you’re a rebel, adventurous or courageous, sounds like a good friend of theirs told them about you.
- “You came so fast!” said my Uber rider.
- “But weren’t you the last time with another….” said the waiter.
- “Very smart and creative.” said my primary school teacher.
15. “Will Work For Cuddles”
Humour never fails to attract, but you should know that humor has different layers. But basically, the formula we’re using here suggests that you take a serious and formal activity and turn it into something funny that relates to being in a relationship. You can have a lot of fun with this.
- Works well under pressure
- Searching for a colleague for life’s nightshift
- Graduated in Cuddleology
16. “I Found the Best Place in Town for…”
The first example was location-related and this is similar to it. You can take your location and mention activities usually couples do together or that you would like to do with them. Adding ellipses at the end and not revealing the entire sentence will make them more curious.
- I found the best place in town for pizza.
- Coming to visit the best place in town for tacos? Just found it.
- There are 5 places to have fun in your city and I’ve found ‘em.
17. “All I Ask Is That You…”
If there are some things that can strongly affect whether or not a relationship works out, these are rules. Rules are like a magnet for attention. You can either use them to show your standards, mix them with humor or simply end with an ellipsis and leave them guessing.
- Rule Nr.1 of dating me…
- Strict about the dressing code
- All I ask for is someone who listens to me
18. “The Most Spontaneous Thing I've Done…”
Tap on their imagination and let them picture how courageous and spontaneous you are. If you’re searching for someone who matches your wild side, this is the ideal headline. Just think back to all the adventures you’ve had or make up something. No one will know.
- The most spontaneous thing I've done: jumping on a lake at midnight with my friends.
- The most spontaneous thing I've done: taking a trip around Europe alone.
- The most spontaneous thing I've done: asking 10 strangers how they feel and recording it.
19. “A Shower Thought I Recently Had…”
‘Thoughtful’ was listed as one of the 20 moving words that made women respond or approach a potential date 28% more, and this takes us to a simple fact: They love thinkers. And this headline makes you appear as one without much effort. You can either copy-paste it like this or tweak it by adding what you’ve recently thought.
Note: Make sure it’s an unusual realization. (It doesn’t have to be yours.)
- A shower thought I recently had: Eggs are miscarriages.
- A shower thought I recently had: Words are just a compilation of noises.
- A shower thought I recently had: balloons are rubber sacks of breath.
20. “I Want Someone Who…”
Revealing how you imagine your ideal partner helps you attract the right one. There are two ways of describing this: personality characteristics or how you'd like them to behave. It's easier if you mention behaviors/actions because characteristics can be too broad.
- I want someone who'll binge-watch Netflix with me.
- I want someone who loves walking.
- I want someone who loves pets.
21. “People Are Surprised by My…”
No two people have had the exact childhood or upbringing which means that there's always an interesting fact/skill/talent about you that will amuse people. No matter how trivial it may sound, bring it up. Maybe you have a strong memory, math skills, or walk slightly fast. Mention it.
- People are surprised by my voice.
- People are surprised because I live alone.
- People are surprised by my parking skills.