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.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.This feature can cause some serious embarrassment if you aren’t careful (see the section “Checking how your tagline gets displayed” for the scoop). For example, say that you started your essay like 50 percent of all postings: “I’m youthful, spirited, happy, healthy . The first purpose of a tagline is to quickly say something about yourself that invites a person to look further. But what if you’re not a skydiver and not even interested in being one? A funny line can be a great icebreaker, and you don’t have to be particularly funny to write funny.
That explains how I became a plate of liver and onions.” • “I used to think I was indecisive, but now I’m not too sure.” Remember the game “Telephone” from when you were a kid?The sites that allow long taglines don’t always display the entire line in search results.