The dating profile headline is a one-time lightning-quick opportunity to show a little flair, and highlight something about your personality or a special interest.

Too bad most of them are blowing a great opportunity to grab your attention, and make you want to dig deeper.

Let’s be realistic—most of us enter zip code and age parameters, and then narrow the criteria with a custom search for a word of interest, such as 'brewpub', 'warriordash', or 'camping' Then, as soon as humanely possible we get to the photos.

[aweber_embed] Any headline that lists a number of reasons, secrets, types, or ways will work because it makes a very specific promise of what’s in store for the girl when she reads your profile. Falling in love or finding a great catch should be enjoyable.

A nice quantifiable return on attention invested goes a long way toward getting her to check you out, and as long as you deliver with a quality profile, you’ll have a happy girl on your hands. First, it presents the girl with a third party endorsement of you. So you’ve been single for awhile and wanting to fall in love. Don’t take anything too personal and enjoy yourself.

With a whole new world looking out for partners, finding the right match is just a matter of time. • Ask me about how I made a million dollars in less than an hour.• Great cook wants to add some spice to your life.

The virtual world of dating is all about getting attention with catchy headlines.• I believe in long term relationship because happiness is not the only thing in life! • Looking for someone who can deal with new age, female Einstein. • If I could rearrange the alphabets I would arrange I and U together.

So you’ve signed up for a dating site like Plenty Of Fish, thought long and hard about your profile, and selected just the right pictures to demonstrate what a great catch you are.

But there’s one area that’s still stressing you out: More specifically, coming up with one of your own. If you’re just hanging out on OKCupid or Christian Mingle, then you’re one of the lucky dudes who don’t need to stress over their headline.

If the photos don’t cut it, we generally don’t click on the person. But if we make it past the photo, skimming profiles, the first thing you'll notice is the profile tagline.