Okay, much better now. Thanks for your patience.
You'd be surprised how many times I've seen the headline "Mom says I'm a catch," or something similar in my perusal of online personals. It's funny, sure, but having seen it a few too many times now, I'm starting to wonder if maybe I shouldn't go find mom's ad.
Here's an exceptional example of terrible headline writing:
hi ladies, love to have fun!!!! would love to tallk sometime maybe we can go out .No caps, excess punctuation, typos, an extra space thrown in at the end for good measure, and an epic grammar fail! Hubba hubba!
From the TMI files:
Don't let the word Cancer scare you away!Cancer's scary, but "herpes" will really keep the ladies at bay.
Abysmal cheese alert:
If Love Is A Labor, I'll Slave 'Til The End.So if you're looking for a friendly servant...
Ooh, contentless buzzphrasing alert!
Strong yet vulnerableSo's my antiperspirant! Maybe they should date!
Serial comma blunder! (This is of interest only to myself and possibly a handful of technical writers ON THE PLANET! Get ready for some inside baseball writer talk, yo!)
Live, Laugh, Love and EnjoyI don't care what your high school English teacher taught you, unless "Love and Enjoy" are a single item, put a goddamn comma in there already.
But the win, without a doubt, goes to this headline:
A hot attractive woman is what I need, with a big heart.This is like the tuna roll of profile headlines -- perfectly proportioned, concise, nutrient dense, tasty. Everyone's ultimate drean, in a few simple words: give me someone hot, attractive, with a big big heart. Yeah. Good luck with that.