ENOUGH TO BREAK THE ICE!
This time’s subject evolves around pickup lines! First things first what is a pickup line? Let’s skip the dictionary and go straight to Wikipedia.
“A pick-up line or chat-up line is a conversation opener with the intent of engaging an unfamiliar person for romance or dating. Overt and sometimes humorous displays of romantic interest, pick-up lines advertise the wit of their speakers to their target listeners.
They are most commonly used by men who pick up women.”
What I found interesting is that Wikipedia refers to mostly guys using them and women not so much (sadly I am one of the few who does and gets laughed at horribly). So what do woman/girls tend to do? I asked my wise mother. She answered with that woman don’t use words, but gestures, like smiling, winking and such. Men are not that well in non-verbal talk (mom’s words, not mine). This did make me think about a few times, once I was walking with my cousin and a girl walked in our direction and my cousin just walked up to her and said:
“ Is that a ladder in your tights or the stairway to heaven?”
She giggled and continued walking and I just stood there with my mouth open not understanding what just happened. I just couldn’t understand that you just walk up to a person on the middle of the street and say that. I was mind struck and of course, my cousin continued walking proudly like some idiot. Like, What is wrong with you? how can you be proud of that and on top of that feel like you totally OWNED it? A man his mind sure is a mystery itself..
But, that aside let us go fast forward to my first year of high school, some random guy came up to me saying:
“Do you have a robe because I keep on falling in those empty eyes of you.”
Like honestly? How can this be a pick up line? he’s totally humiliating me and making fun of me because of course he had to say such a thing with other people around, okay I can laugh about it now and let it go, but at that moment I just wanted to squawk those eyes out of his sockets
Pick up lines SHOULD most of all be funny. I don’t think you have to use them to be able to strike up a girl or a guy, I mean if you want to make the person laugh pickup lines can be a good way to break the ice. ( without a big polar bear, hopefully..?) What I would recommend is just to smile at the person a few times and that will work as well ( don’t be stupid as I am and take risks). A smile is the best way to attract someone’s attention( and everyone has a beautiful smile!) and show them you’re interested without any bad pickup lines that will make you screw up big time (As I said don’t be like me and take to many risks, avoid awkward situations).
SOO let’s go through the net. I looked up some pick up lines on the internet and I couldn’t stop laughing. Honestly I would be more interested in the geeky ones than in normal ones, because I am a sucker when it comes to geeky guys -sigh-
Let me list a few that stood out to me:
”You must be the square root of 2 because I feel irrational around you.” (math suddenly became more interesting)
”Hey baby are you an angel? Cause I am afraid you’re going to kill me when I close my eyes.” ( Hands up for doctor who<3)
”I wish I was an ion so I could form an exothermic bond with you”. ( I am a Life science student so couldn’t help but like this one.)
”I am a seeker are you my golden snitch? ”(Harry Potter how could we not let him catch us.)
”R4 is red, R2 is blue. If I was the force I’d be with you.” (this is one my best friend has used quite often.)
“beards can red, blades can glow blue, there is only one precious and that must be you.” (How can I not put in a lord of the rings pick up line?)
“Are you a giant flashing signal of a bat, cause I’m really drawn to you.” (Oh, batman stop it)
”I am not staring at your boobs, I am staring at your heart.” (yeah sure keep on trying)
”Did you sit in a pile of sugar? Cause you have a pretty sweet ass.” (who the hell is going to sit on a freaking pile of sugar? COME ON)
”Forget about Spiderman, Superman, and Batman. I’ll be your man.” ( no, sorry I still rather have the Batman one.)
”If you were a vegetable you’d be a cute-cumber” ( Okay, Okay this one is quite funny)
”Are you a Pikachu? Because you are shockingly beautiful ”(This could actually work! It’s geeky it’s sweet ,this one is a yes to me!)
So, here you have them, some of the pickup lines that stood out to me. I bet there are a lot funnier or better ones. Feel free to share some of the pickup lines YOU thought was funny or used. In the end, pickup lines will always be a way of trying to be funny. So we better just laugh them off and feel special. If someone grabbing all the guts he/she has to come up to you and try them out. I would see it more as a compliment than something that would put me down. I mean someone wants to strike up a conversation with you so bad that he or she is using pick up lines to make that happen. That’s pretty cute, sweet and charming 🙂 ( unless he or she uses dirty ones.. then it’s just a one night stand call, just saying)
I am an average 18-year-old with 99 problems and this post contains none of them