A prospective match on an online dating website may scroll through hundreds of profiles looking for one that catches the eye, so you want your profile to really stand out. One way to do this is by adding humour to the page. Creating an attention-grabbing entry on a matchmaking site requires the same tools as any successful advertising campaign: You want something that will draw someone's attention and make them curious enough to look further.
Other People Are Reading
The tagline is the short, free-standing phrase that is often shown next to your name when someone is scrolling through a list of prospective dates. Writing something brief and funny in this space attracts people looking for a partner with a sense of humour. Use a humorous quotation that expresses yourself, such as, "'Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in,' Katherine Hepburn." Change your tagline often to keep it fresh; try reworking a famous advertising slogan, such as: "Don't leave home without me."
Hobbies and Interests
Most online dating sites have a section for you to record a bit about your interests, and this is a good place to showcase your sense of humour. Write about your real hobbies and passions, but do it in a funny way. Instead of saying, "I like to fish," say, "All the time I've spent fishing has helped me in the dating world -- I've learnt that even the best line gets weak after it's been used a few times." Don't say, "I'm an Information Technology Technician," say, "I'm an IT guy, but I won't fix your computer until at least the third date."
You don't want to look like you're trying to cover up anything, but it's still possible to be scrupulously honest and still funny. Add a little humour to your description of yourself by tweaking any stereotypes that may apply to you. Try something like, "Blondes may have more fun, but I'm a brunette; so if we have fun, I'll still remember it the next day," or "I'm a manly man, but I will eat quiche on occasion and may even share the remote control once we get to know each other."
Most people want to appear their most attractive in their Web-dating photographs. Use your profile picture to show that you are cute and funny too. Post a photo of yourself up on stage at the local comedy club or posed to resemble a Weird Al Yankovic album cover. Wear a pair of oversized sunglasses or "draw" a moustache on your picture with a photo-editing program. Again, change your photo frequently to keep things fresh; choose photos that make people laugh but also intrigue them enough to want to learn more about you.
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