Finding a great pickup line can be difficult, with each line specific to a certain type of person and situation. The main reasons for pickup lines is as a way to break the ice and get the conversation flowing. For this reason the majority of great pickup lines contain an element of humor which can put the person they’re being used on at ease. The key to getting a pickup line to work is to make it seem like you’re not using a pickup line at all and making it sound spontaneous and casual. With that in mind, here are 10 pickup lines that have worked time and time again:
1. Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk past again?
This is a well-known pickup line, but it can still be very effective. In the perfect scenario you would casually say this line as you passed the person you were using it on, making it seem as casual as possible and catching them off guard.
2. I love that shirt/hat/your hair…
A sincere compliment can work very effectively if it sounds genuine and not a false compliment to try and get attention. Pick out the best feature of the person before approaching them and if they blush or say thank you, keep the conversation flowing.
3. Are you Wi-Fi? Because I feel a connection!
This one sounds quite cheesy, but, it can work really well if used in the right situation. Most places these days have Wi-Fi connections and by asking about the Wi-Fi you can throw them off a little before letting the punchline loose!
4. You look like trouble!
This can work really well in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The way you say it can determine how effective it is – remain casual and easy-going when using this line and be prepared for a little back and forth flirting if the person responds positively.
5. Have we met?
This simple line can be a great way to start a conversation. Asking them if you’ve met before will mean they have to think about it and opens up opportunity for follow up conversation. If they say no, ask them if they’ve been to a certain place and keep the conversation moving along.
6. How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!
Using a joke for a pickup line can be dangerous, but if you make them laugh you will definitely be in with a chance. This joke works perfectly as it explains what you’re trying to do in a fun way and is likely to get a giggle.
7. Have you got a little Irish/Italian/Spanish/etc. in you? No….Do you want some?
Another pickup line that can get a giggle is this one. Be sure to time the delivery of the joke correctly for maximum effect. If you get a laugh, the door is open for conversation.
8. I looked up the word ‘beautiful’ in the thesaurus today and your name was included.
Although quite cheesy, this line has a very high hit rate. People love compliments and by using this creative way to complement their looks it shows you’re trying to be a bit different from the person who simply says ‘You’re hot’.
9. You’re eyes are so cute. Oh, wait! I think the right one is a little cuter than the left one.
If you use this line it is bound to get a giggle or a blush. By starting with a simple compliment and turning it into a joke, you will display your creativity and will certainly get a good reaction.
10. You really shouldn’t wear makeup. You’re messing with perfection!
Be careful with this one as you don’t want it to sound offensive, but, if delivered in the right way it can be a huge compliment. The best way to deliver the line is to say the first bit and wait for her to react before adding the compliment.