Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?
Raise your hand if anyone has ever tried that one on you.
Yup. Thought so.
The thing about pickup lines is that while most women will tell you they don’t work, sometimes, they do. If the guy is cute and you’re interested, a good line delivered right can be charming and disarming “ but these are exceptions to the rule. Generally pickup lines are cheesy, dirty and just plain obvious and thoughtless. Of course, it’s all in the delivery “ you’re smart enough to detect arrogance or disrespect, and you’re discriminating enough to sort appreciate a smart, clever opener. Below is a guide to some of the typical pickup lines, and what he’s really trying to say:
I’m here, what are your other two wishes? As far as lines go, this one is pretty harmless and not too aggressive. Unless he comes off as arrogant, this guy is likely a little insecure and trying to get your attention with a joke
You with all those curves and me with no brakes. This one takes courage. He thinks you’re hot, but depending on the delivery, this could sound really slimy. Sense of humour is key here “ if his delivery is light, give him a laugh.
I seem to have lost my telephone number, may I borrow yours? This is a guy who is trying to get around the awkwardness of number exchange, but is still serious about calling you. Plus, it’s always funny.
Do you come here often? This is the line that guys who don’t use lines feel comfortable using. No points for originality, but if he delivers this line in a way that lets you know he’s working the irony, give him a few points for not resorting to anything smarmy.
Do you want to have my children or can we just practice/Do you sleep on your stomach or can I? Outright sexual pickup lines like these are tricky and more often than not come off totally inappropriate. It will take a lot of charm to pull this off “ you be the judge.
I’m gonna have sex with you tonight so you might as well be there. Run away. Fast.