Women Share The Most Successful Pickup Line Someone Else Has Used On Them
“Hey, come here often?” is just about the most boring pickup line in the history of guys trying to pick up girls. In the modern age, it really requires a bit more creativity and originality to make yourself stand out from the pack if you want to have a chance at getting a date with the girl you just noticed sitting alone at the bar.
Luckily, some dudes have dared to go above and beyond in their quests for love, using lines that set them apart from their comrades in singledom and marking the memories of the women they sought after. Some of those women gave us a taste of what it felt like to be on the receiving end when they recently responded to the question, “Women, what’s the best pickup line someone used on you?”.
The best responses are listed below. You may want to jot them down… you never know when you might need one!
#35 A Bettin’ Man
My first kiss was with my best friend at the time in middle school. He bet me a quarter that he could kiss me without touching my lips. I thought he was just going to kiss my cheek or hand or something and say I owed him a quarter, but he really kissed me, pulled a quarter out of his pocket, pressed it in my hand and said ‘worth it.’
#34 Love Knows No Limits
Had a paraplegic guy roll up to me and tell me, “I’m 6’4” layin’ down.” I was incredibly charmed.
#33 You’re Doing It Wrong
Sitting in a cafe doing homework. I hear a guy go, “I’m not trying to be weird, I’m just trying to figure out what kind of math you’re doing because I think you’re doing it wrong.” He was right and helped me out. Asked me out in a date afterward and we’ve been together seven years, married almost more than half of that.
#32 The Student Has Surpassed The Master
“You have a bit of cute on your face.”
Apparently, this was used by both my boyfriend and one of his friends to his current girlfriend. Both gents got the line from a single friend who is still single.
#31 It’s A Date!
“Hey, you’re beautiful. Can I tell you that again next Saturday over dinner?”
Maybe it’s cheesy but I guess it worked because we’re married.
#30 It Could Be Gravity, Or It Could Be Love
I was at a skating rink and this girl fell right in front of me and said, “I think I’ve fallen for you.” I don’t know if she saw an opportunity and took it or was serious, but I don’t swing that way… sorry.
#29 Loaves of Love
I don’t like when people hit on me at work, but this one made me chuckle. I’m a baker and I was putting some hamburger buns on the shelf. A guy walked up behind me and said: “Hey, nice buns.” Simple, but I laughed.
#28 A Simple Pun
Orders two shots of tequila with lime and hands one to me saying, “This is my pickup lime.”
#27 Better Luck Next Time
I was working at a sushi restaurant in a small Texas town. I was serving a group of three— a couple and their friend. So at the end of the meal, the lonely guy (one may call him a neckbeard or one of those nice guy types) and asks if I will open fortune cookies with them. In my head, I’m thinking I hope this gets me a decent tip.
I open my cookie and it has some generic fortune. I ask him what his says. He replies without missing a beat: “Mine says the cute waitress will give me her number”. I giggled and politely declined saying I have a boyfriend.
It was one of the smoothest pick lines I’ve ever seen used but also from the least likely of people.
#26 More Exciting Than Plain Vanilla
It wasn’t used on me but I overheard a conversation between this guy with a heavy French accent and some girl in front of me in an economics class. I wasn’t really paying attention till I heard him say, “Let me take you out for ice cream, you look like you’d enjoy some French Vanilla” and I almost died. She said no, and I later found out he wasn’t even French, just very good at accents.
#25 Didn’t Think It’d Actually Work
I was at the bar and a guy leaned into the counter, facing me, and said, “My friends want to know if you think I’m hot.” I told him to tell his friends that yes, I do think you are hot. You could tell he didn’t think that far ahead and he started walking away, but it was funny so I bought him a drink.
#24 Hey, Sugar
One time while I was waiting tables I passed a table with a teenager and his family. He tossed a packet of sugar onto the empty drink tray I was carrying and said: “Dropped your name tag.” I giggled and blushed like a doofus and he got a lot of high fives.
#23 Just Keeping My Hand Warm
My personal favorite:
Walks up, holds out hand, and says: “Hi, would you mind holding this for me while I take a walk in the park?”
#22 Model Seeking Employment
Him: Are you a model?
Him: Oh, when did you quit?
Made me laugh!
#21 I’ll Catch You
This guy was flirting with me so hard, using puns for everything we were doing and all that stuff. I told him if he didn’t stop I was going to throw something at him and he replied, “Only if you throw yourself!” We’ve been married for three years!
#20 Puppy Love
Not exactly a pickup line, but the first time I talked to my husband, he asked me if I wanted to see a picture of his baby girl. He was 19 at the time so I was thinking, “Oh wow he’s young to have a baby girl.” But I said “sure ok”. It was a puppy. I don’t know if it was the fact that he referred to his puppy as his baby girl or what but it was instant attraction.
#19 Cut Right To The Chase
I was the new girl at work and it was a slow day so I decided to get to know my coworkers better.
Me: So what do you do for fun?
Coworker: Why don’t you come over and find out?
We’ve been dating for almost six years now.
#18 Talk Nerdy To Me
When I was on Tinder, my default pic was from Halloween the previous year when I dressed up as Ensign Crusher from Star Trek: TNG. I matched with a cute guy, and he messaged me first:
“Permission to come aboard?”
That was three-and-a-half years ago, and we now have a dog together.
#17 Breaking The Ice
My husband actually got me with my favorite one. It’s a bit weird, but it worked.
He sat down next to me and said: “Fat penguin.”
So I was like “What?”
So he goes, “Well it breaks the ice, doesn’t it? My name is Steve, and yours must be beautiful.” He bought me a drink and we’ve been together for five years.
#16 Already Got Your Number
Not a pickup line, but… My freshman year, I was riding home on the bus. A boy stands up behind my seat and asks me, “Hey, can I borrow your phone? I forgot my house key and my mom isn’t home.” So I said yes and gave him my phone. He hands it back about a minute later, and two seconds after that I receive a text “hey :P” I look up at him, said “Hey man, you got a text I think” and he says, “yeah, it’s from me, My name is _____”. That was four years ago. We’re dating now.
#15 Music To My Ears
Him: My playlist is broken.
Me: what? How?
Him: It doesn’t list you as the hottest single.
Cheesy, but I love stuff like that.
#14 Smokin’ Hot
I’m from Arizona. Some guy stopped dead in his tracks and said, “Whoa, the temperature today is 110 and I think I just figured out why.”
Mostly it was his confidence and smirk that sold me. But, that line was pretty damn good too.
#13 If The Shoe Fits
I was walking and my shoe came off (they were slip on) and the guy behind me picked it up and said, “Cinderella, I found your glass slipper.” Embarrassing but cute!
#12 An Anatomically-Incorrect Approach
Hey, are you my appendix? Because I don’t really know what you do, but this funny feeling in my stomach makes me want to take you out.
#11 I Don’t Usually Beat Women
I was moving out of my dorm, carrying a heavy box, trying to get out the door. A boy rushed down the stairs so he could get ahead of me and he opened the door. As I walked out and thanked him, he said, “I don’t normally beat women, but when I do, it’s to the door so I can open it for them!” And then he winked at me. It was adorable. I wish I had caught his name!
#10 Breakfast Plans
Happened to me in college: I was sitting at the bar and a cute girl came up and sat next to me. I smiled and she, seemingly half-heartedly, responded in kind. I figured that was that, so I didn’t pursue it any further. A few minutes later, she turns to me and says, “blueberries or bananas”. After a moment of contemplation I say, “Ok, I’ll bite. Blueberries.’ She nods and turns back to her drink. After a minute or so, curiosity gets the better of me and I tap her on the shoulder and ask why she asked that question. She replied with, “I wanted to know what kind of pancakes to make you in the morning.”
Best. Pancakes. Ever.
#9 Place Your Bets
Him: What are you doing?
Me: Gambling with my mom.
Him: Why don’t you gamble on me?
My mom and I ended up spending the night at the casino hotel. I left her an hour later to go meet the guy who sent me that text. No regrets.
#8 You Make It Hard To Say No
A guy walked up to me in a really busy and loud bar and handed me a napkin that he’d written on. It said “Have a drink with me? Yes = smile, No = backflip.”
#7 I Choose You, Pikachu
I met my boyfriend on OkCupid and on my bio I had written that I was looking for a partner that loves animals and plays video games. His first message to me was a brief description of his favorites games and how he plans to own a zoo when he moves out. I was instantly more attracted to the conversation with him than with the other guys that would message me something cheesy like “on a scale of 1-10, you’re a 9 and I’m the 1 you need.” As the conversation progressed, he then told me that I am as beautiful as a Ninetails. Pokémon is one of my favorite games so I knew right then and there that he was a keeper.
#6 It’s Always Been A Real Date
My now husband and I went to high school together and had been friends for a while. Our first date was supposed to just be as friends… but he paid for everything. At the end of the night, I looked at him and asked, “So, is this like a real date?”
His response? “I knew you’d figure it out eventually.”
We’ve been married for five years now and I couldn’t be happier.
#5 As Sweet As Pie
Him: Do you know if there’s a bakery around here?
Him: ‘Cause I’d like to get a cutie pie just like you!
Me: grinning like an idiot
#4 What Should I Call You?
This happened to me a few years ago when I was running food. I dropped a pizza at a table, told them I’d be right back with plates.
Dad says, “Thank you, ma’am.”
When I come back with plates and whatnot the family is having a full discussion that you shouldn’t call young women ma’am so dad asks me what I think I should be called.
From the back, their teenaged son pipes up, “Well, I could always call you my girlfriend.”
I lost it immediately. One of my favorite memories of a customer.
I hope you find an awesome girlfriend one day kid, you deserve it.
#3 Hole-y Matrimony
My current boyfriend sent a direct message to my Instagram after I posted a picture in jeans with holes in them. He said, “Hey girl, you must go to church a lot because them are some holy jeans.” He captured my heart with his pun humor and he never stops sending me memes and funnyRedditt posts. He is my favorite human.
#2 A No-Pressure Situation
I think the best would be the only one that ever worked on me. A guy approached me in a club in Waikiki and said, “Hey, I don’t want to bother you, but I just wanted to let you know that I think you’re really beautiful.” Then, true to his word, he walked away and didn’t bother me.
There was something about being complimented but then given space to breathe without feeling pressured that was rather charming.
#1 A Doctor Willing To Make A House Call
I worked in the respiratory therapy department at a large hospital. One ordinary afternoon, as we were chatting over our lunches, we noticed a tall blonde man in a long white coat walk past the break room. One of my co-workers said, “what’s he doing down here?”
Next thing you know, the guy comes in, ignores everyone in the room & approaches me. The man smiled, reached out his hand to shake mine. He said,
“Hello, my name is Dr. (blank.) I’m the director of the department next door. One of our technicians told me your name so I thought I’d come by to meet you. Maybe we could have coffee sometime? Here is my card. Sorry, folks, didn’t mean to interrupt. Enjoy your lunch. Then he smiled at me & walked out.
The stunned looks on my co-workers meant I didn’t imagine what just happened. I was a little embarrassed as everyone started giving me a hard time about the Dr’s visit. Frankly, I didn’t mind.
My supervisor summed it up best when he said, “THAT my friends, is how you pick up women at work! I bet it works every time.”