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.Your dating profile will be a major factor in your dating success, so it’s essential that it says the right things about you, and truly reflects what you’re looking for in a dating partner.When you first sign up with match.com, you’ll be asked to give some basic info about yourself.The answers you give will help people to connect with you, whether that’s through advanced searches, or by seeing your profile as one of their daily matches or the matches we recommend to each member.That’s why it’s important to answer these questions accurately and honestly for the best possible chance of meeting your ideal match.You’ll be able to pick the words that best describe you, and give others an idea of the things you’re interested in, be it eating out, dancing or volunteering.You’ll also be asked questions about the type of person you’re looking to date.
After you’ve filled in your basic information, you can add more detail in the “A few words about me” and “More About Me” sections of your profile.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.Do a search on your site to see which is more prominent — taglines or screen names. Likewise, in the world of online dating, your goal is to present yourself in a way that tends to attract the right kind of person, not every available prospect.The obvious first step is to think about the kind of match you want.(The entire tagline is visible when your prospect opens your photo and full profile.) Spark.com, for example, uses this system to create a tagline from your essay.