Racy or adult-natured tag lines are only appropriate on adult dating sites.

Quotes from famous people that you admire, agree with or want to emulate are quite popular in tag lines, as are truisms and lines from famous movies or songs.

The problem with using any of these kinds of pieces as your tag line is that others are probably thinking the same thing.

For instance, you may spend a lot of time in coffee shops writing on your laptop, reading a book or chatting with friends.

Keep whatever your reasons are in the back of your mind as you move to the next step.

Peruse a couple of dating sites and you'll quickly see what I mean: "I'm the one your mother warned you about," is still a favorite after more than a decade of use, and many online daters steer clear of anyone using this tag line because of it. Try for thought-provoking, unusual and/or intriguing one-liners.

Light and fun works well for dating or friendship-based profiles, but you can be a little bit more serious for relationship-oriented profiles.

Then, circle three to five things that you think are the most interesting or engaging.

These points are what you'll focus on weaving into your essay next, using what I call the "Fly On the Wall" technique.

) it will come in handy once you start meeting people.

Because some people use only their handles as a personal identifier for some time, many online daters will come to use your handle as your "name", and may even greet you by your handle upon meeting face to face.

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