We're happy to present this excerpt from one of our favorite sites, AskMen. Matthew Lynch shares the top 10 most successful pickup lines!
Using pickup lines to get close to a woman is something we don't advocate.
That's because pickup lines generally imply that you lack the intelligence or charm to sweep a woman off her feet or, at the very least, get her to notice you, so you use a stock phrase that someone else thought up. They also have a tendency to seem inherently cheesy and antiquated to all women — this includes power-suit women, pole dancers, and soccer MILFs. We would much rather encourage you to use your creativity and wit to charm the pants off women than to drop one-liners with intentions of making her melt right into your bed.
For the sake of this article, we won't dismiss the value of pickup lines entirely; however, we will focus on introductory ice-breakers instead of cheesy lines. Guaranteeing the success of these types of pickup lines is not our purpose; we simply want to provide you with the confidence it takes to approach an attractive woman. Using effective pickup lines can prove successful, as they allow for further conversation, ease the tension, and may put a smile on her face.
So here are 10 effective pickup lines for you to test the next time you're dazzled by a girl and searching for the right words.
"Excuse me, is this seat taken?"
Innocent, charming, and polite. It's not always safe to assume that a woman sitting next to an empty chair is alone. Your consideration of the fact that she may be saving a seat for someone shows that you have class. What makes this an effective pickup line is the fact that it's unobtrusive and gives her the opportunity to signal her noninterest politely and the opportunity to invite you to join her if she's alone and wouldn't mind chatting.
"Would you like to dance?"
Caveat: this probably won't work unless you actually have enough rhythm in your pants to dance. If you impress her with your skills, you might just find yourself at the bar talking about music, the DJ, or even the venue. This is among the most effective pickup lines, because women in a place where there is dancing often like to dance (that's typically why they're there), and if you shuffle your feet right, who knows? You might end up doing a tongue tango or the horizontal shuffle at some point in the future.
"Can I interest you in a glass of . . . ?"
Insert the type of beverage for which the occasion calls. In most cases, we are speaking of an event or gathering that calls for a glass of wine or a piña colada (or if you're in college, a beer). If it's a toned-down occasion, you might offer a soda or lemonade. No matter where you are, this is one of our favorite pickup lines because it affords us the opportunity to be polite and simultaneously display our skills as a connoisseur without being overt about it.
"Do you come here often? I could use your opinion about something . . . "
Before that gulp of beer comes out your nose, hold on. We know that this one sounds like a cheesy pickup line, but you can make it work for you. If you're having a hard time choosing a dish, a beverage, or even an article of clothing that best suits you, it might be time to solicit the help of a woman who may happen to frequent the place in question. If you utilize her choice and opinion as a topic of conversation, you'll see that this is among the most effective pickup lines on the planet.
"Excuse me, can you help me with . . . ?"
Here's where you can come up with a light task for her to help you with, such as winning a bet among friends, naming a song that is playing, or even ordering a drink. This will make her see that you're interested in her and appreciative of her feedback, opinion, or selection. Requesting her assistance gives her a nonverbal indication that you're impressed with her appearance and ultimately states that her answer is valued.
For five more pickup lines, head to AskMen: Top 10: Effective Pickup Lines
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