When you go out with friends, you expect to have a good time. Sometimes, you also expect to meet new people. What you do not expect is to get attacked by corny, cheesy, and downright nasty pick up lines from the opposite or the same sex. Pick up lines, whether or not they are delivered with good intentions, are known to be cheesy. There are, however, some pick up lines that can be quite sweet and attractive.
To commemorate all the awkward moments that pick up lines can bring about, here is a list of the top ten cheesiest pick up lines. Read on and have fun checking all those that you are familiar with.
1) “I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?”
Asking for your number
The cheesiest of all cheese, this line has been thrown around by men and women desperate to hit two birds with one stone: that of breaking the ice, and that of getting the phone number of the target. This cheesy pick up line is now made even cheesier with the advancement in technology—who loses phone numbers? Ugh. Ladies and gentlemen, you know what to do if this gets thrown your way, unless, of course, the person who used the line is extremely attractive.
2) “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”
Walking in front of the woman
Talk about confidence! The common initial reaction to this line involves incredulous stares and gasps. Of course, this line should be used only if: 1) the target has already seen you approaching him or her; 2) you are totally attractive and have the matching confidence to boot; and, 3) you are very desperate to catch your target’s attention. Otherwise, avoid saying this line at all costs. In the event this has been said to you, you know what to say: “Uh, no. And yeah, walk on and don’t come back.”
3) “Have we met before? You look familiar.”
While riding a train
Maybe you know someone who has heard this before personally, or maybe it has been used on you before. For the sake of this oft-used line, remember that nostalgia will not get you dates—but pity might. Use this only if you are extremely, very, totally desperate to get the attention of a particular person. Avoid using this unless you are the hottest looking person in the room. For counterattacks to this line, all you have to do is smirk, and tell the other person to dream on.
4) “Is that a mirror in your pocket? Because I can see myself in your pants.”
Flirting with the Girl
Caution! Never, ever use this line to pick up someone if you do not want to get slapped in the face, or kicked in the butt. Aside from its highly sexual connotation, this pick up line is just nasty. You may have heard this line from some stupid movie, but that does not mean it is applicable to real life. If this gets used on you, or has already been used on you, make it clear to the other person that it just ain’t happening.
5) “If I said you had a nice body, would you hold it against me?”
Ignoring the man
This line displays a way with words. Unfortunately, many women find this line offensive with its sexual hint. When delivered properly, however, this line can be quite sweet. Just a word of advice though: do not use this unless you are a total hottie.
6) “Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?”
Just make a wish
Unless you look like Aladdin, (or the Genie), do not attempt to use this cheesy pick up line. Although saying this to a stranger takes a certain degree of confidence, and delusion, it does not necessarily mean that it will work. Say this to a stranger only if you want to get kicked and bottled, genie style.
7) “If you were a laser, you’d be set on ’stunning’.
Stunned with her face
Maybe this line will make you sound science-smart, but not all people will appreciate this one. Lasers are a good invention, but they are not best used for getting a date
. If you do not want to be called a desperate geek looking for a date, do not ever use this line. If this line is used on you, counter the other person by asking them the meaning and purpose of the laser. If he or she is smart enough to know the answer, then perhaps he or she is worth talking to.
8) “Are you a criminal? Because it’s illegal to look that good.”
Hot eye contact
Comparing your potential date to the menace of society is a big no-no. Unless you want to end up in jail, do not ever call your target a criminal. Even if you mean it in a completely innocent way, it is just offensive. Use this line only if you are willing to be banned from the social dating scene forever.
9) “What’s your sign?”
Getting the sign
This über-cheesy line has been around for decades, gaining popularity alongside the Beatles’s journey to America. As one of the worst pick up lines in dating history, the meaning of this line is still vague to many people. Ask this of someone who is unaware of zodiac signs and you are sure to get a variety of reactions. One reaction you might get can be of reference to traffic signs—No Entry. Unless you want to appear like a total dork, avoid using this line. Remember, star signs will not tell you all that there is to know about a person.
10) “Is your dad a terrorist? Because you’re the bomb!”
Again, another cheesy pick up line that can get you in jail. With the fight against terrorism going on in the world, it is inappropriate to use this line to get a date. If you want to use this line, make sure you say it with perfect innocence, otherwise you will look like a threat to your potential/future date.
There you have it, the top ten cheesiest pick up lines that have been used and continue to be in use. You may have been a victim of one or more of these lines, or you may be guilty of using them. Just remember that cheesy pick up lines will not get you anything but cheese.