Before you know it, you’re hooked, and want to find out just what the heck this movie’s all about. The headline on your personal profile works the same way. Studies have shown that the average person spends only three seconds looking at each of the little preview sections for a given profile.

It’s the hook that leads prospective dates to your profile, so it better catch their attention P. Like we said, the photo is a big part of this process, but your headline is also a powerful tool.

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' The random ones will always draw more attention than the others...

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I don't know that I've seen headlines that made me want to pee my pants before - but some of the profiles sure do. I have this thing I do, to news headlines, article headlines, profile headlines, whatever.

The #1 mistake that people make when making their profile is that they write the EXACT SAME things that everyone else does!

90% of profiles feature the same cliche phrases like: "I'm a hard-working guy who is looking for a nice girl." "I enjoy hanging out with my friends." "I'm an easy-going, fun person." DON’T DO THIS!You should all probably keep an eye on mine - me and my new guy have a conversation going via our headlines...changes about 2-3 times a day The one i've got at the moment is the sanest one this week :p' The nuts or me?by Jason Tudor When it comes to putting together an online dating profile, many people make the easy mistake of not paying enough attention to their headline. Right, so nobody just wanders up to the theatre and picks a movie anymore, but let’s just go with it this time, OK? Other than your photo, the headline might be the most important piece of your profile. You’re there at the theatre, looking over the various titles.You need to not only get that reader’s attention, you need to somehow draw them into reading your profile.