How to write a good headline for an online dating site for men

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How to write a good headline for an online dating site for men
Write the perfect headline for your online profile. (Photodisc/Photodisc/Getty Images)

If you're venturing out to try online dating, don't be fooled by the convenience of being able to type your way to finding a date. Online dating be just as tough as meeting someone in person because for most sites, if your potentials don't like what they see, they can quickly move on to the next person. Part of the success in meeting someone online is in your profile. Your headline has to be interesting enough to entice her, but not so revealing that it scares her off.

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    Jot down your best qualities. Whether she can see your picture or not, consider those qualities you have that women seem to notice and compliment you on, such as your witty personality, dazzling smile or athletic build. Narrow your strongest traits down to one or two.

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    Choose who you want her to meet. If you're looking for a long term relationship, that's fine, but don't create your headline where it makes you come off as desperate and needy. Instead of "looking for my wife," try something a bit more descriptive such as, "tall, adventurous type not afraid to settle down." That will help you stand out among a bunch of other guys who say they are, "just looking to have a little fun."

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    Consider things to avoid if you've had a series of bad experiences. Your headline is not the place to announce how tired you are of meeting the wrong person. Leave off negative statements so you don't make her wonder if you're drama-prone. Post, "Men get hurt in relationships, too," if you're trying to show her how sensitive you are or "I believe there is someone for everyone," instead of, "There's nothing wrong with me so it must be them. Hopefully you're Ms. Right."

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    Describe what you like to do. If she's a homebody that prefers having someone sit on the couch and watch TV all day, you are likely to not be compatible if you spend each weekend running marathons and trying out a new water sport. Combine your physical descriptors with your hobbies to round out the making of a great headline. For example, "Blonde hair, blue eyed surfer type loves karaoke and beer tasting," gives her an indication that you're really active.

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    Finish strong by rereading what you've written until you're satisfied. "Moms love my heart, you'll love my smile," is enough to show her that you're the type of good guy moms can't live without, but that you're not too cocky. "Tall, dark and goofy -- looking for couch potato partner to beat the trousers off our friends in charades" gives her a full description that you're funny and like to have a relaxing good time.

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