When visiting your favourite watering hole, you’ve most likely heard plenty of pickup lines that are cringe-worthy enough to sound like they were lifted straight from a Rob Schneider film. However, for every bunch of misused one-liners, there are a few out there that are novel enough to actually work. Below is a list that contains 8 icebreakers that can actually work out in your favor:
8. “How much did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”
Sometimes, it’s all about the delivery.
7. “I have many leather-bound books, and my apartment smells of rich mahogany”
This quote is a winner, and will usually result in laughter and “potent potables” being exchanged between you and your target. If she can’t appreciate the line, then she’s just not worth your time.
6. “You bitch!”
Remember house parties? No, I’m not referring to the movie starring Kid N’ Play that spawned 4 memorable sequels, rather gatherings would take place at friends’ homes that involved endless drinking, thumping beats, and just a touch of drama. At one such event, after one too many, I jokingly mentioned to one of the guests that she was acting like a bitch. Now, instead of getting a deserved slap, I received her phone number. If Dr. Dre and the artist formerly known as Snoop Dogg have taught us anything, it is how to talk to a lady.
5. “Hey, I just met you, and this is crazy…But here’s my number, so call me maybe?”
Yes, stealing from Carly Rae Jepson should be able to get you some attention. Just be sure to have your number ready on a business card so that you can hand it over on cue. Since the song will have a short shelf life, you may want to use this one up faster than you can say “Chumbawamba”.