I recently queried the readers of The Don Juan Newsletter for Pickup Lines that they have successfully used, or maybe heard which they thought might come in handy sometime. Some of these are pretty good... and others are just funny and/or not recommended. I hope you can tell the difference.
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Several years ago, the same question (i.e., "what is your best pickup line?") was asked by Geraldo Rivera (on "Geraldo") to a panel of New York's most eligible bachelors. Each man answered the question with some semi-funny quip.
Then the microphone came to Keith Hernandez, who used to be the All-Star first baseman for the New York Mets baseball team. When asked his best pickup line, he said "Hi, I'm Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets."
When the mike passed to the next eligible bachelor, who was a writer or something, and he was asked to share his best pickup line. He said "Hi, I'm Keith Hernandez of the New York Mets."
Everyone laughed harder.
Here's a good one that actually might work if tried on someone with the right attitude and a good sense of humor:
Make eye contact with someone across the room. Point to her and then turn your hand over and beckon with your index finger. When she comes over to ask you what you want, just tell her "Oh, I don't want anything, I just wanted to see if I could make you come with my finger"
ok... you got me to write on this one. Here are some I've used with success. I'm a funny kinda guy, so they may seem lighthearted and funny, but that's just me.
All time favorite - (after a night out, usually at a club) - "Would you like to go get something to eat?" This is usually a good start as other people are going to eat breakfast in a well lit place (safety!) and the girl usually says yes. Now for the innocent "what would you like to eat?" or "what type of food do you like?". Now she's swimming close to the hook and getting ready to take the bait. Now this goes two ways - you either say "Hey! I make a great <whatever food she said>, would you allow me to make breakfast for you?" or if you have no idea how to cook what she mentioned, ask her "Where would you like to go so we can eat <whatever food she said>?". She probably will say she doesn't know so act like you're thinking hard, mention a couple of places but dismiss them as "too crowded, too dirty, yucky food, etc", then suggest "I know! How about I cook a special breakfast just for you? I'm a pretty good cook, you know". She's taken the bait! Time to reel her in!
It may take some persuading, but they are usually intrigued by a guy who can cook and they feel special that you're cooking for them! Once you get her back to your place for breakfast, the rest is up to you! (this has worked a number of times for me..... :-) Side note; Do NOT let her do the dishes the first time!
A relatively new one for me. As I'm talking to the girl/woman, mention, "you look kind of tense (or tired, or stressed), how about a little massage?" (Yes, I know a little about how to give massages!). From here I do a basic back rub and start making small talk about "ok, you tell me what feels good", "how does that feel", "I hope I'm doing ok, I'm still an amateur".
This also gives me the opportunity to feel the woman and make her feel *real* good. I then mention, "if you think this is good, you should try the all over body massage". If she bites, back to the pad and here comes the massage.....
For total strangers though, I usually just be upfront and ask "Excuse me, would you like to go.... <whatever event is happening>".
I've had this one work for me several times in the past. While in restaurants and night clubs I like this one with the waitresses. After they get the first order I give them a nice sized tip. Then when they come back I ask them seriously if they have a problem with guys pinching or patting their tushs. I've always gotten a yes answer. The next time she comes back, I ask her what would happen if I did it? Every time I've tried this, I've gotten a big smile, and 9 out of 10 times, I've gotten her phone number.
A pick up line I used way back that actually worked for me was, "Hi. My friend over there said that I couldn't start a conversation with the most beautiful girl in the room... can you help me out :)?" That was the best I've heard and used. Let me know if it works for you.
I personally don't think pick up lines work, but I found these interesting:
Do you believe in love at first sight? If not, I'll walk by again.
Nice shoes. Wanna f**k?
Hey babe, how about a pizza and a f**k? What's that, You don't like pizza?
There must be something wrong with my eyes, I can't take them off you.
Forget that! Playing doctor is for kids! Let's play gynecologist.
Was your father a thief? 'Cause someone stole the stars from the sky and put them in your eyes.
The word of the day is "legs." Let's go back to my place and spread the word
One pickup line that I saw on a website and I used before that worked. I never normally use pickup lines but this one sounded good.
"Are you smart too?"
Throughout my misspent youth, I had a standard line, which worked much more often than one would expect:
"How would you like to me a guy with a ten-inch tongue?"
Try it sometime.
- If you held 12 roses up to a mirror, you would see the 13 most beautiful things in the world.
Ask her if you can tell her a story. Then pick up her hand and draw a line across it. Then make a little dot. Say the line is a river and the dot is a bunny rabbit. The bunny rabbit has to get across the river. Is he gonna jump across, swim across, or go around? And as she guesses each one say nope. And then she'll say then what? And you'll say I have no clue. I just wanted to hold your hand.
I was in a bar shooting pool, all the guys would hit on and fail with the really good looking bartender. I have this reputation as being good with the ladies, so I was challenged by my coworkers. So I read this in a book once and it works. I called her over, she asked if we wanted another round, I said not right now but did she have a pencil and a paper? She came back with and tried to hand them to me at which time I said they're not for me they're for you, write your number and I'll give you a call. All the guys that dared me ate there words.
You walk up to a girl that you are interested in, leaving your friend across the room, and ask the girl, "Hi, do you see that guy over at that table?" (pointing to your friend across the room,) "He wants to know if you think I am good looking?" Based on a yes or no, well you know what to do if she says no. If she says yes, you have just broken the ice.