No matter how much sliding in the DM’s we do or how much we seduce people with memes, there are some things that just never die as far as romantic antics go. Pick up lines are one of those things, but they affect this whole process a lot more differently than the typical factor. A few years ago, they were the pariah of hooking up, frowned upon by anyone who thought being smooth was the only way. These days, not even the ladies have any problems dusting off some cheesy pick up lines for guys.
Do they work? Are they suddenly smooth? No, they’re just so bad they’ve become funny. After so many of us using them ironically, they became a staple of humor. So if there’s anyone approaching you with a pick up line, at least you can be sure they have a sense of humor.
“Do you believe in love at first sight—or should I walk by again?”
You must have heard this line once in your life, but does anyone really remember the context? Did we all happen to stumble upon some website filled with cheesy pick up lines for guys and girls and this one stood out with its combination of cringe factor and smoothness?
“If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put ‘I’ and ‘U’ together.”
Or, alternatively, you can switch up the letters, which is the first we’re much more familiar with. There’s really nothing to explain here. This is all very self-explanatory. Perhaps it’s so self-explanatory it’s dangerously bold, so double-check who you spill it out to.
“Feel my shirt. Know what it’s made of? Boyfriend material.”
The best part about this particular pick up line is that it’s an open door, a door open to opportunities. It’s best you avoid saying this line from start to finish actually, trust us. As a small think, we think that sounding pleased about the quality of the material and then having someone feel it in order to ask what it’s made for is a lot smoother.
“Did your license get suspended for driving all these guys crazy?”
There are some who may not have it in them to be quite as bold in their approach. In which case, pick up lines are actually the best way to kick off a conversation since it’s ensured to get some laughs. In this case, you get to make an indirect compliment without actually putting yourself on the front lines.
“Do you have a band-aid? I scraped my knee when I fell for you.”
Local Doctor Love speaking over here again. Just because it’s a pick up line, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t work. Emphasize your sense of humor for it to actually matter by actually tripping down on one knee. Bonus points if it’s acted well and doesn’t end up with the source of your affections scoffing and calling out immaturity.
“Hello, I just wanted to show this rose how beautiful you are.”
Sure, cracking a hilariously cheesy, bad, and slightly straightforward pick up line is one thing, but there are also some variations that are considerably more sensitive. There’s nothing better than receiving a rose, a compliment, and a good laugh.
“If you were a vegetable, you would be a cute-cumber.”
From the category of pick up lines coming in the shape of a pun, we bring you one of those situations where you don’t know whether to laugh or cringe. We don’t suppose it will get anyone too far in their pursuit for affections and happiness, but it will definitely make an incredible ice breaker.
“I lost my number, can I have yours?”
We’re getting to a point when no almighty power and no stage play will help you actually get anywhere with these pick up lines. Throwing into the mix some classic lines is always welcome, but there are some that have been so overused it’s difficult to take them seriously even as a joke!
“Can I have some directions, please?”
There’s some serious strategic romantic marketing going on here. Sell yourself by being interactive and disappoint the source of your affections by providing a surprising, yet flatly dry, response. Has anyone actually gotten any directions?
“Do you have a map? Because I am lost in your eyes.”
And here we have it, folks – the one pick up line to rule them all. Pick up lines for girls, pick up lines for guys, it’s a classic in plenty of circles. However, it’s highly debatable whether it works because of its sheer nostalgic factor or not. Test your chances!