Have you experienced this moment before? You sign up for a dating site, you put in your name, give you age and height, find a great photo. You’re on a roll and getting excited to meet people when you get to the written section and you suddenly come to a screeching halt. Bottom line, it’s hard to write a dating profile. Some sites like Plenty of Fish (also known as POF) give you the opportunity to write a short headline, which can be a great way to catch someone’s eye, but it’s hard to boil yourself down to one sentence. That’s why I’m here to help.
If you want to write a pof headline that makes you stand out from the crowd, here are a few POF headlines for women along with a few quick tips to help you write your own.
1. Don’t say something just because it sounds good.
This should go without saying but I’m going to say it anyway, any profile headline you write should be a reflection of who you are. If you’re not very flirty but have a great idea for a flirty headline, you might want to think about something that’s a bit more true to who you are. On the flip side, if you like being a little sexy and flirty, don’t be afraid to let that part of you shine. Online dating is about attracting someone who’s going to be attracted to you too.
I make the best guacamole you’ve ever tasted.
Work hard, play hard, live strong.
I’m a little bit country, and a lot rock and roll.
I like to think of myself as a not-so-hopeless romantic.
2. Share something random about yourself.
The point of a headline is to stand out and get attention so if you do the same old “Single mom looking for someone special” you may get lost in the crowd. Instead of using the old personals format of “Single female looking for…” in your POF headline, try pulling out a random fact about yourself. Even if it’s a little silly or weird, the right guy will find it delightful.
I can drink coffee at 9:30 and still go to bed at 10:00.
My favorite song is Love Me Like a Rock. What’s yours?
Sometimes I miss nap time and recess.
I’m a sucker for a good smile and a man who can dance.
3. Don’t be afraid to get a little philosophical.
Sometimes people are afraid to get real in a dating profile, but it’s those moments that can really attract someone to you. Make an effort to give more than a surface-level introduction. Be honest about who you are and your philosophy in life. If you have something to say about your beliefs, then say it.
Taking every day for what it is… wonderful.
I don’t trust people who say they don’t have regrets.
I’m still trying to figure out what I believe in.
Following God’s path. Excited where it will take me.
4. List your favorite things.
One of the easiest ways to make a great headline is by 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 things you enjoy that can help tell someone more about who you are and what you’re looking for.
Flip flops, the smell of sunscreen, and someone like you.
Lazy Sundays, family dinners, and red vines.
My dog, my hiking boots, my kind of day.
Country music, home cooking, and tired kids.
5. Reference something you love.
Do you have a favorite book, movie, or TV show you can quote at the drop of a hat? Use one of your favorite song lyrics or a joke from a good movie. You can quote it word-for-word or put your own spin on it.
I solemnly swear I am up to no good.
You know how to whistle don’t you?
My apartment smells of rich mahogany.
You think you know but you have no idea.
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. You never know what might attract the right guy’s eye.