We can crack jokes like a stand-up comedian in front of our friends but when it comes to asking that cute girl’s/guy’s name, the one you saw at the bar, the brain freezes, tongue gets tied and the skin is basically getting all jittery. She/He isn’t a ghost that’s going to gobble you up or something of sorts. But we get it, it’s about using the right words at the right time to make the best first impression. After all, you just have a few seconds to either make it or break it.
Pick-up lines have been our age-old armor against all the nervousness. They help in breaking the ice and taking things forward from the first awkward Hi to probably an everyday conversation. Who knows you could just meet your best friend/partner in crime in her/him and if everything goes well, maybe a companion for life.
It’s all about the intent and perception when it comes to pick-up lines. The way you say it and the way it is received by the other person. The following lines are our best picks from the geeky, cheesy, funny, witty, casual and simple ones. Happy reading! We hope you can take a cue from some of these.
1. A Harry Potter fan would smile at that!
“Your smile is like expelliarmus- simple but disarming.”
2. Oh, you smooth talker, you!
“My friends bet I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful person here. Wanna buy some drinks with their money?”
3. This is cute AF!
“Hey, do you know how much a polar bear weighs?”
Blank stares, puzzled looks, embarrassed smirks…“No.”
“Enough to break the ice! Hi, I’m Peter…”
If she smiles, you take it from there!
4. Deliver this one right and you have a Date tonight!
This happened to a friend of mine. She was walking down the street and she saw a cute little dog. She started playing with it saying: “Oh, how cute he is!” And this guy, the owner of a dog said: “He has a phone number too.”
Now this one is clearly workable on the way it’s delivered. If you make that serious face, it’s gonna look downright creepy. Keep that laughter in your voice and just play with it. Don’t scare her off.
P.S. If it’s Paul with he puppy, Marry him!
5. Tread carefully, soldier!
“Sorry, but you owe me a drink.”
“Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine.”
Watch for the giggles. If she makes that sarcastic looking face where her eyes are screaming Really! you could have delivered it with a little more humor, mate!
6. Surprise, Surprise!
“What would you say to a night of champagne, roses, dinner and dancing”? Her response was “It sounds like a wonderful time”. My response was, “Cool, let me see if I can find someone to take you out” and I walked away. She spit out her beer from laughing so hard and from that point on we have almost never been apart.
This is a classic case of surprising her with humor, in style. It says a lot about how confident you are. Play this one well and you have a real good chance here.
7. You nasty little thing, you!
“If I ask you out, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?”
Confuse her with some wit? Yes, please.
8. Aww…. (ongoing)
When I went to Starbucks yesterday waiting in line, the cashier girl takes the guy’s order:
Cashier girl: That will be eight thirty.
Guy: Is that the time of our date?
Both: (Nervous laughter, shifty eyes, embarrassed faces)
Cashier girl: Yes
That was cute, isn’t it!
9. You remember Johnny Bravo, don’t you?
This one never gets old!
10. Phoebe was a class apart.
Look how she played there! What guts, woman!
Because sometimes, you don’t need to build up for that moment when you step in front of the woman/man of your dreams and be the plain, simple person you are and say Hi. It radiates confidence and eagerness to start a conversation. You can never go wrong with this one.
Also, if you are friends with this guy, forget all that you read up there. He’s the perfect wingman. He’ got your back!
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