There are few things harder then trying to tell someone about yourself. Whether you’re in a job interview, introducing yourself at a party, or writing a bio for a social media site, it’s hard to come up with something that sums yourself up in a few short lines. And when you’re on an online dating site the pressure is even higher—you really want your description to be impressive. Sites like Plenty of Fish (also known as POF) give you the opportunity to write a short headline, which can be great, but it’s hard to know what to say. To help you stand out from the crowd, we came up with these examples of POF headlines for men along with a few quick tips to help you write your own.
Here are 5 tips to help you write a pof headline that attracts women along with some examples:
1. Make sure your headline fits your personality.
First off, a disclaimer… Any profile headline you write should fit you and who you are. If you’re not a very funny guy and tend to be more laid back, then choose a laid back headline. Likewise, if you’re a goofball, don’t be afraid to get a little silly. Online dating is about attracting someone who’s going to be attracted to you and who you are, so show some of your personality.
I would never put baby in a corner. Never.
Hunting, fishing, and loving every day.
Let’s get out and do something together.
Hi, my name is Mark. Can’t wait to meet you.
2. Share something random about yourself.
The point of a headline is to stand out and get attention so if you do something too everyday, you may just get lost in the shuffle. Instead of the usual “Great guy looking for a great girl” POF headlines try pulling out a random fact about yourself and go from there.
I can’t dance. But I’ll give it a try for the right woman.
Just got my EMT certification. Looking to celebrate.
I play the uke and I’m taking requests.
Lived abroad for a year. Guess where.
3. Don’t be afraid to get a little philosophical.
Because so many dating profiles tend to be the same, someone who reveals a little bit more about themselves or is honest about who they are and their philosophy in life can make a big impact. Think about how you feel about life and our place in it and if you have something to say, then say it.
I haven’t read my favorite book yet.
Here to help others along their journey.
Not all who wander are lost but I certainly am.
Trying my best to make people smile.
4. Make a list of favorite things.
One of the easiest ways to make a great headline is simply listing off a few of your favorite things. They can be big or small, important or trivial, but it’s the small details about the small things you enjoy that can help tell someone more about who you are and what you’re looking for.
IPAs, sunny days, new trails, and new people.
Live music, long weekends, and challenges.
Strangers on trains, old friends, and new adventures.
Sunday football, sarcasm, and great stories.
5. Obscure references are the best kinds.
Do you have a favorite book, movie, or TV show you can quote at the drop of a hat? Try pulling one of your favorite song lyrics or SNL jokes and reformatting it to a dating profile headline. You’d be surprised how much fun it can be.
The sound of my own wheels drives me crazy.
Wookin pa nub in all the wrong places.
Just a good old boy, never meaning no harm.
I’ll walk the line.
Coming up with the perfect POF headline can be hard but it’s also a chance to be a little creative. Try different headlines and see what feels best!