You’ve done everything right: you’ve crafted thoughtful, genuine responses to the profile questionnaire; avoided clichés and thought carefully about how your matches might perceive your answers.
Your dating profile makes you sound like the catch you truly are: someone unique and genuine with a wide range of interests who is looking for someone equally as wonderful to capture their heart.
By Judith Silverstein, Michael Lasky In addition to displaying a screen name, many online-dating sites allow you to display a phrase, called a tagline.
Some sites, such as Match.com, let you choose a long screen name and a long tagline.
There are thousands of people out there, but maybe only 5 to 10 percent are a good match.
An excellent example of this is Sam Kamkar’s experiment with Tim Ferriss.
This feature can cause some serious embarrassment if you aren’t careful (see the section “Checking how your tagline gets displayed” for the scoop). For example, say that you started your essay like 50 percent of all postings: “I’m youthful, spirited, happy, healthy . The first purpose of a tagline is to quickly say something about yourself that invites a person to look further. But what if you’re not a skydiver and not even interested in being one? A funny line can be a great icebreaker, and you don’t have to be particularly funny to write funny.