It can feel really daunting to come up with compelling Plenty of Fish (POF) headlines that express you well in 50 characters or less.
We’re here to help.
The trick to great POF headlines is being unique and authentic.
I can 100% guarantee a “Hey there” POF headline won’t set you apart from the masses.
We’ve got some perfect POF headlines you can steal, copy/paste, or reshape to make your own.
POF Headlines #1: Movie Quote
Most people enjoy movies, and will respond well to POF headlines with movie quotes.
Mass appeal option: Choose a very popular movie quote that most people recognize.
Niche option: Pick a more obscure line from one of your favorite films.
You might see a smaller group respond to the obscure quote, but they’re much more likely to be on your level and share similar interests.
leah3, 25 – “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.”
chr1s, 28 – “Where we’re going, we don’t need roads.”
POF Headlines #2: Three Things
POF headlines that simply list a few personal attributes or interests make you come across as self assured and direct.
grlpwr4, 21 – “Aspiring foodie. Extrovert. Trekkie.”
cbr_mj, 24 – “Coffee snob. Climber. Night owl.”
POF Headlines #3: “Or” Question
POF headlines that ask questions are sexy. They show you’re confident and curious about other people, instead of just desperate to share info about yourself.
Hint: You’re still sharing info about yourself (like that you’re thoughtful, positive, curious), just in a more low-key way.
janasty, 22 – “Skittles or Snickers?”
schrute, 24 – “Beach or mountains?”
POF Headlines #4: Greater Than/Less Than
Some of the best POF headlines are intriguing, and share just enough info to make someone want to match and chat with you to learn more.
The greater than/less than POF headline template is a great way to spark curiosity and get more chats going.
queenB, 20 – “checkers > chess”
charles, 28 – “Buffalo cauliflower wings > chicken wings”
POF Headlines #5: Favorite Things
POF headlines are short.
Don’t waste that space with boring greetings or what kind of relationship you’re looking for (that info is already prominent in your bio, and doesn’t need to be repeated!).
Present yourself as fun and interesting by sharing a couple of your favorite things ever.
sophieee, 29 – “Froyo, karaoke, & go-karting <3”
eriksc, 27 – “pickles, Pickle Rick, pick up sticks”
POF Headlines #6: Random Skill
You’re too cool to come across as generic or average in your POF headline.
I also know you have some ability that you think is obscure or makes you weird.
People are into these quirky fun facts!
Use your headline to boldly share what makes you unique.
katerl, 26 – “Adept at whirlyball.”
tman22, 30 – “Expert knot detangler.”
POF Headlines #7: Pro & Con
The pro/con format is another way to share fun facts about yourself in an intriguing, not basic way.
Pro tip: Make sure your “con” is lighthearted and not too self deprecating!
j_lee, 23 – “Pro: love cats. Con: allergic to cats.”
parker, 24 – “Pro – book smart. Con – not street smart.”
POF Headlines #8: “If” Question
Having the same small talk convos on dating apps over and over gets really boring, amirite??
Elevate your own experience and your match’s by asking cool, interesting questions in your headline.
Using POF headlines to ask hypothetical questions is a great way to engage people off the bat and avoid boring chats.
sam1, 26 – “If you could have 1 superpower, what would it be?”
tallPaul, 25 – “If you could have 1 wish, what would it be?”
NOTE: Even the most 😻😻😻 POF headline can’t make up for bad pics…
If your pics are blah, it’s game over.
People skim right past your profile if they’re not digging your pic.
The best solution out there: test your pics on Photofeeler.
Choosing your profile pics this way has been shown to significantly increase match rates and match quality.