25 Dating Profile Quotes That Will Make You Stand Out & Get More Matches

When trying to put together the perfect online dating profile, the photos are the easy part. What's hard is selling yourself to a bunch of strangers with your words. Crafting a profile that isn't just the embodiment of you, but also speaks to like-minded people is really stressful! It involves second-guessing yourself, copying, pasting, deleting, then copying once more, and then, of course, scrapping everything you wrote to start again. Because it can be so difficult to convey who you are and your sense of humor with your own words, sometimes it's easier to go with something that someone else said better. Enter: other people's quotes.

Using quotes by celebrities, writers, politicians, and the witty deceased (hello, Groucho Marx!) is an easy way to make your profile stand out, show off your intellect, or reveal that you're up on your pop culture. After all, Taylor Swift didn't write all those thousands of lyrics for you to just sing along — she wanted them on dating profiles too.

Whether you're looking for something inspiring, romantic, existential, or a funny quote for your dating profile, it's out there. But because such a search can be a long process, we found 25 that are total winners and will be serving you up matches left and right.

Quotes about taking chances

  • "Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." — T. S. Eliot
  • "Chance is always powerful. Let your hook always be cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be fish." — Ovid
  • "You cannot swim for new horizons until you have courage to lose sight of the shore." — William Faulkner
  • "He who jumps into the void owes no explanation to those who stand and watch." ― Jean-Luc Godard
  • "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." — Wayne Gretzky

Quotes on living your best life

  • "To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go." — Mary Oliver
  • "If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." — John Irving
  • "The state comes into existence for the sake of life and continues to exist for the sake of good life." — Aristotle
  • "Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." — Maya Angelou
  • "You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching / Love like you'll never be hurt / Sing like there's nobody listening / And live like it's heaven on earth." ― William W. Purkey

Quotes on being true to yourself

  • "To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • "I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam." — Popeye the Sailor Man
  • "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." — E.E. Cummings
  • "Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth." — John F. Kennedy
  • "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." — Dr. Seuss

Quotes about trying to find love

  • "Don't find love, let it find you. It's called falling in love because you don't force yourself to fall, you just do." — Taylor Swift
  • "When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain." — Mark Twain
  • "The course of true love never did run smooth." ― William Shakespeare
  • "People should fall in love with their eyes closed." — Andy Warhol 
  • "Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time." — Maya Angelou

Funny quotes about dating apps

  • "Do I believe in computer dating? Only if the computers really love each other." — Groucho Marx
  • "I'm willing to lie about how we met." — Martin Dumbleton
  • "If you own a smartphone, you're carrying a 24/7 singles bar in your pocket." — Aziz Ansari
  • "I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile, then walk into a pole." — Unknown
  • "Your profile quote stumped me like a tree." — Unknown