Generally, the best pickup line is the one with only five letters, “Hello.” However, there is a time and place where pickup lines can actually work in your favor. By that token, they can also dig you a deeper trench to climb out of. A classic study at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, put Scott Baio’s entire arsenal of pickup lines to the test. What they found is very few women are wooed by sexual propositions, such as these 10 terrible pickup lines.
10 Pickup Lines That Don’t Work
- All this could be yours for one low, low price!
- I’m going outside to make out… care to join me?
- I don’t know you, but I think I love you already
- Baby did you just pass gas, cause you blow me away!
- I’m fighting the urge to make you the happiest woman on earth tonight
- I’ve been noticing you not noticing me
- Got me? I’ll do your body good
- Did you eat Campbell’s soup today, because you’re looking mmm… mmm… good!
- Smile if you want to do me
- Guess what? I can carry a dozen donuts without even using my hands
According to the Edinburgh study, intelligence, confidence, and sincerity is a big factor for a pickup line that works. This means that women like to learn new things. They like to be complimented, and they want to know it’s sincere. If the woman detects the slightest amount of hesitation, she’ll think you say that line to all the girls, and your efforts will be ignored.
10 Intelligent/Complimentary/Sincere Pickup Lines That Sometimes Work
- Hi, my name is ___________
- You see my friend over there? He wants to know if you think I’m cute
- Nice shoes (smile)
- I can’t believe I’ve been here the entire evening, and the moment I find you, all I have time to say is good bye
- When I’m older, I’ll look back at all of my crowning memories… the day I got married, the day my children were born, and the day I first met you
- You know, my mother always told me it was impolite to stare… so what do you say we dance instead?
- You know your martini’s. This restaurant makes the best in town.
- Pardon me, may a thorn sit down amongst the roses?
- Have you been to the art museum next door?
- Did you know that this restaurant used to be a old mine shaft?
In the Edinburgh study, funny pickup lines were perhaps the most successful. However, when it comes to funny pickup lines, the delivery is everything. Comic timing is a gift that some people have and other’s don’t. If you happen to be one of the unlucky ones, you will have to work harder to make these work.
10 Funny Pickup Lines that Work 50 Percent of the Time
- Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?
- Hi, my name’s Right… Mr. Right
- If you were a pirate, and I was a tree, I’d let you shiver me timbers.
- Well, I’m here… what were your other two wishes.
- You know what material this is? [Grab your shirt] Boyfriend material
- Excuse me, I just noticed you noticing me, and I just wanted to give you notice that I noticed you too
- Those are some fancy shoes, but I’d bet you a drink you can’t dance in them.
- Say, didn’t we go to different schools together?
- You know what I like to do when I’m really bored?
- Heard any good pickup lines lately?
After the delivery of the line, the follow through is the final hurdle. You’ve got her attention, and she’ll be waiting for what you have to say next. While she waits she might be thinking, Is he for real? A creep? What does he want? Where is the nearest police station? Many things may be going through her mind. To keep their imagination from getting the best of her, it is a good idea to have something intelligent to say immediately after you’ve got her attention.
Perhaps, strike up a conversation about the décor of the place, or maybe a current event. Let her know your intention is not for a fast track to her bedroom. The point of the pickup line, if used correctly, is to demonstrate confidence, sincerity, cleverness, and your ability to make her smile.