6 Ridiculous Pick-Up Lines Guys Have Heard That'll Make You Shake Your Head


There's no denying that approaching someone you find attractive can definitely take some guts. This is particularly true if you're an empowered woman who decides to say goodbye to gender norms and make the first move, maybe even deciding to open with a pick-up line. But most memorable pick-up lines tend to fall into the following two categories: painfully corny or awkwardly sexual. Not to mention, using the same gimmicky phrase on a bunch of different people can come off as insincere at best and weird at worst.

Particularly now, at a point in modern dating where we have immediate access to thousands of eligible singles with the swipe of a finger, the dating game has become much more competitive. Gone are the days when your dating options consisted only of people in your work or social circles. These changes also mean that we are likely much quicker to dismiss someone who swoops in with a cheesy line or overly sexual remark, simply because we can swipe on to the next person.

But of course, there are always exceptions to the rules. Sometimes, a funny, flirtatious, or even ridiculous one-liner is actually the perfect opener (or at least a memorable one) to break the ice and give both of you a chance to get a more organic conversation going. I've gone ahead and asked some fellas to chime in with some of the most over-the-top pick-up lines they've ever heard.

1. The Lost Key

— Jack*, 30

2. The Snake

— Dan*, 22

3. Squirrels And Their Nuts

— Tony*, 24

4. The Bubble-Butt Booster Seat

— Marc*, 24

5. Breakfast In Bed

— Jim*, 23

6. The Leaky Faucet

— Jeremy*, 26

Ultimately, it's totally up to you whether or not you want to use a pick-up line as a conversation starter. Some say yes; some say no. But the truth of the matter is, anyone who's a good match for you is probably going to share your humor or flirting style. Instead of focusing on — or being discouraged by — the people who aren't into your quirks, only give your time and energy to those who are into it. And when in doubt, food-related bribes are clearly almost always a safe bet.

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*Names have been changed.