Frequently dismissed as something a cheesy dude would say in the seventies, like “Hey babe, what’s your sign?” or “You must be an angel because you look like you fell from heaven” are laughable in today’s culture.
Pick up lines are also commonly derided today because they simply don’t work. At least not in the sense that we imagine.
The reality is that there is absolutely nothing you can say to a woman upon walking up to her that is going to suddenly make her fall in love with you. No single comment is going to have her ripping off her clothes and begging you to go back to her place. It won’t happen. And anyone who tells you otherwise is over-promising.
Nevertheless, the old fashioned notion of pick up lines can be humorous. So let’s just review some golden oldies for laughs, then we’ll get to better options.
Funny Pick Up Lines
–Are you religious? ‘Cause you’re the answer to all my prayers.
–I’m not drunk, I’m just intoxicated by you.
–If I were a stop light, I’d turn red every time you passed by, just so I could stare at you a bit longer.
–Hey baby, you must be a light switch, cuz every time I see you, you turn me on!
–Sorry, but you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine.
–Are you a parking ticket? ‘Cause you’ve got fine written all over you.
–Do you have a BandAid? I just scraped my knee falling for you.
–Do you have a map? I’m getting lost in your eyes.
–Damn, if being sexy was a crime, you’d be guilty as charged!
–Is there an airport nearby or is that just my heart taking off?
–Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see!
Academic and School Pick Up Lines
–I know summer must be over, because you’re about to fall for me.
–Is there a science classroom nearby, or am I just sensing the chemistry between me and you?
–I need some answers for my math homework. Quick. What’s your number?
–You must be a very important textbook passage, because seeing you is the highlight of my day.
–Are you the new school janitor? Because you just swept me off my feet.
–I’m learning about important dates in history. Wanna be one of them?
–You’re like a straight A report card, I want to take you home and show you to my mother.
Work Related Pick Up Lines
–I’m a plumber. Can I tinker with your pipes?
–I’m a firefighter. Do I smell something burning? Wait a second, it’s only you.
–I’m a chef. You’re a perfect complement to every meal.
–I’m an explosives specialist with the SWAT team. Get down on the floor baby, you’re the bomb.
–I’m a detective. I’m on the hunt for a girl who stole my heart, and all clues lead to you.
–I’m a mall Santa. Sit on my lap; tell me if you’ve been naughty or nice.
–I’m a police officer. You’re under arrest for breaking and entering… my heart.
Pick Up Lines for the Gym or Health Club
–Do you have any tape? Because I’m totally ripped.
–This elliptical isn’t the only thing getting my heart rate up.
–How’d you like to be my special push-up partner?
–Do you squat here often?
–Do you believe in love at first set? Or should I curl this barbell another 10 times?
–How’d you like to go on a long romantic walk on the treadmill?
–Hi, I see that you’re new to this gym, and I wanna be the first male to bother you.
So pick up lines are always good for a laugh. And even if they don’t work (beyond making us crack a smile) in the way often portrayed, the notion of have certain rehearsed statements, questions, and comments in your social arsenal has significant merit.
Having a practiced, rehearsed, well-polished method of saying hello to a woman can be incredibly effective. Such a strategy is known as an “opener.” And the purpose of an opener is to generate a conversation. It it not to make a woman fall in love with you. It is not to make a woman give you her phone number. It is simply designed to generate a conversation, nothing more, nothing less.
So instead of wandering up and saying, “Hey baby, what’s your sign?” next time you’re in a bar, try using a proven opener. “Hey, quick question,” you can say. “Who lies more? Men or women? My friends are having this debate and I need a female’s opinion.” Employing an opener like this is much more likely to start a conversation amongst your listeners, yielding much more positive results.