Pick-Up Lines That Actually Worked, According to 5 Guys Who Used Them Successfully


Pick-up lines might feel cheesy or outdated, but thanks to dating apps, they're kind of making a comeback. While Tinder pick-up lines run the gamut from vulgar, to cringe-worthy, to just plain lame, every once in a while you find one actually working on you.

In my experience, a line's success rate depends on three factors: the quality of the line itself, the delivery, and of course how cute the person is. If the guy telling you, "If you were a vegetable, you'd be a cute-cumber" also happens to be yummy and refreshing, he's probably going to get your number.

Bonus points are awarded if the line is original, and he gets even more points if the line is specifically tailored to you or your interests. Sure, his opening message of, "I'm looking for a Stark in the streets but a wildling in the sheets" is a little forward, but at least he read your bio closely enough to know that you're obsessed with Game of Thrones. Jon Snow would be proud.

So you still don't think pick-up lines work? Here are five stories from guys that will prove you wrong.


This guy tests the limits right away.

- Preston, 22

This guy wants to stay on your radar.

- Josh, 22

This guy gets political.

- Andrew, 21

This guy is genuine, even if he is using a line.

- Edwin, 26

This guy pulls out all the tricks, literally.

- Joe, 23

If this really isn't your style, don't worry. Not everyone is into pickup lines. Just ask this guy:

- Billy, 26

It's up to you to feel out the situation. As women, we have a sixth sense — one that detects creepiness. Some guys use pick-up lines simply because they're shy or nervous about approaching you. Others have more objectionable intentions. If the line feels harmless enough, consider giving him a chance. You never know where it might lead.

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