How many times have you been out with your girlfriends and had a guy come up to you and interrupt your conversation to say the most ridiculous pick up line? You get the usual "Feel this shirt - it's boyfriend material" line that makes you cringe and it happens more often than you'd like. But the thing is there are actually some good pick up lines out there. No, I'm not talking about the cheesy, overused ones, but genuine ones that make a girl smile and grab her attention.
Good pick up lines work if they are used in the right context. Using a pick up line in the right way adds to a guy's appeal and instantly intrigues me. I want to know more about this charming, confident guy who just hit me with a joke I have never heard before. Pick up lines are a good way to make a girl laugh, but they are also a great way to break the ice. Here are 12 pick up lines that actually worked on me.
1. Hitting her with a joke.
*pretending to bump into her* "Oh, ouch! Looks like I'm going to need your name and number for insurance purposes."
Here's to the funny guy - he always gets the girl. If you can make me laugh you are already halfway there. Everyone loves a good laugh and that is what the funny guy is there for. I have a special place in my heart for guys who make me laugh. A good sense of humour equals good conversations and spending time with the funny guy is never boring. He is sure to win you over with his jokes and keep you smiling all night long.
2. Acting like you have already met her.
"Oh hey, nice to see you again! How are you?"
This one is a classic. It is kind of typical and borderline overused, however, it still works. More than half of the time she will feel bad that she does not remember you and will play along. Or she won't, but then there is the opportunity to introduce yourself. I love a guy who pretends to have already met you; it is flattering and takes all the awkwardness out of meeting someone for the first time.
3. Comparing her to someone famous.
"You look exactly like [insert name of celebrity]."
If she actually looks like the person you are comparing her to, she will be flattered. If not, this pick up line serves as a good conversation starter. You can talk about the actress or a movie she was recently in or anything newsworthy about her - it is the perfect introductory conversation that won't be painfully awkward.
4. Offering her a drink.
"Let me guess, a vodka soda for yourself?"
Being straightforward and offering the promise of alcohol means you have already guaranteed my attention. This guy skips the unbearable small talk and gets right to the important stuff. Of course, that is if she is actually drinking vodka sodas - if you see another drink in her hand, obviously offer that instead. This guy takes charge of any situation and I easily fall for those kinds. This guy knows what he is after and is going to get it.
5. Giving her a backhanded compliment.
"That shirt would look better on you if you were taller."
The guy who is confident enough to pick you up by insulting you knows what he is doing... because he has done it many times before. Whether that is a good sign or a bad sign is up to you, however, experience is never a bad thing. A little friendly banter back and forth is a great conversation starter, but if the guy continues to insult you then push him aside.
6. Questioning her decisions.
"So, what is a girl like you doing in a place like this?"
This one actually works regardless of the context in which it is used. You will get an automatic "Excuse me?" from her, which you can then use in your favour. If the place is classy, say she doesn’t belong. If it is grungy and hipster, say she is classier than it. Regardless of how you choose to handle her response, you have gotten her attention and are already in the middle of a conversation with her.
7. Being adorable.
"You're so good-looking I actually just forgot my pick up line."
Aww c'mon. If this one doesn't get you, no pick up line ever will. It is so genuine and sweet that a girl can't help but blush when she hears it. It is charming, but still funny and clever. Sometimes I actually like to throw guys off and use this one on them; it is the most universal pick up line out there. Why? Because it actually works.
8. Hitting her with a headline.
"Hi, my name is [your name], but you can call me tonight."
Boom, there it is - hands up to the blunt, funny guy who knows what he is doing. I love when a guy comes out of nowhere with a line like that. This guy is a no games kind of guy and just lays it all out there on the table. When a guy uses this pick up line, I am most definitely picking up what he is putting down.
9. Asking her a question she can't say no to.
"Hey, do you have a couple minutes for me to hit on you?"
Well played, tall man in the tailored suit. You have made me blush and now successfully have my attention. You will usually get a response of, “You could try...” and then the rest is up to you. A line like that immediately makes a girl stop in her tracks and take notice of you. It is also flattering - like, yes you may compliment me for a couple minutes sir, I'm not opposed to that.
10. Staring her down from across the bar.
"Hey, I saw you checking me out. You look like someone I wanted to meet too."
Confidence is so swoon-worthy. The minute a guy shows me a shred of confidence, I'm hooked. Girls are instantly attracted to a men who know what they want and go after it - it's hot. Even if you think a guy is not a 10, confidence is sexy and immediately boosts his attractiveness. I love a man who is bold, but there's a difference between confident and cocky. Show her you are confident, but don't be arrogant.
11. Complimenting her outfit.
"I have those exact same shoes!"
As girls, we take way too much time and effort getting ready to go out, so when a guy notices something we are wearing, regardless of the context, it is exceptionally flattering. Especially when he does it in the manner above - it is light-hearted and jokingly, making this pick up line an instant conversation starter.
12. Blaming it on your friends.
"My buddies bet me that I wouldn't be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful girl in the bar. Want to buy some drinks with their money?"
I am not usually a fan of the friend bit, however, when a guy does it in this way, it is mildly charming. Don't use a friend to hit on a girl for you, but calling out your friends shows me you are assertive and straightforward. This guy is not afraid to make the big moves and does not care what other people think, which women find attractive.