You whispered something to the person next to you, and at the end of the chain, you compared what you started with to what the last person heard. You may notice a bit of Telephone in how your tagline gets posted.
You need to check to make sure that the site didn’t turn your tagline into a scarlet letter.
Don't count out the tried-and-true method of the descriptive headline.
And like the story of the Emperor’s new clothes, people may not tell you.
Online dating is very popular, but your success at online dating hinges on your ability to create a good profile.
Table 1: Good Taglines Gone Bad You really can’t tell how the computer can chop your phrase.
You just need to check — after you establish your profile.
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.
Focus on the less superficial stuff, not how tall or suave or sexy you want your prospect to be.
Then you need to combine that thought with something about who you are. If that advice doesn’t work and you’re still drawing a complete blank, you have three choices: Some sites automatically use the first few words of your essay to generate your tagline. This tagline isn’t horrible, and it won’t injure anyone, but that tagline won’t excite anyone either.
Having a good tag, or headline, could mean the difference between having your profile read or being completely passed over. A witty headline can be very powerful, or a complete disaster, depending on a several factors.
Be sure that a general audience can understand the headline at a glance.
Someone who hates cooking is unlikely to bother reading the profile of a member seeking a "brainy cook," but someone with an advanced degree in nutritional science might find it perfect.