If this part of the process seems too daunting to you, or if you'd rather not invest the time, sign up at one of the online speed dating sites instead, as most don't use essay introductions in their profiles.Quickly brainstorm what you'd like to share in the essay portion of your dating profile on a piece of paper.

Some of the newer, younger-focused or speed dating sites ask only for a tag line and nothing else - even more the reason to ensure yours is well crafted.

Tag lines are very similar to handles, in that they offer a very short space with which to impress or attract someone.

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

Using the coffee shop example again, imagine yourself at the coffee shop.

They differ in that they can be easily changed and provide a bit more space to describe whatever it is you feel relevant.

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.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.Although pronouncing your handle may seem counterintuitive, (this is online dating after all!) it will come in handy once you start meeting people.Before you can move on to write your dating profile, you'll first need to know exactly what it is you are looking for, or what you hope to attract into your life by posting a profile on an online dating site.