0064 – This Episode Proves That Pickup Lines Are Terrible…


What are the best pickup lines? Why do we use them?

Teaser Bullets

by the end of this episode you’ll learn:

  • Do pick up lines work?
  • What are some ‘great’ Situational pickup lines
  • What are the worst pickup lines

Describe the problem

We’ve all heard the bad ones and some have gone down in history as cliched, silly or even insulting. But do pickup lines work? Are there actually good ones? And if you want to use ‘em, where do you get started?

Segment #1

  • Do pick up lines work?
    • Charmingoo.com |  Warning: Pick Up Lines Don’t Work And You Need To Know That!!!
      • While a good sense of humor is imperative to a relationship, it isn’t what women first look for in a man. They want to see a sense of responsibility and not an oversized ego. When you use a pick-up line, there are two things that run through the woman’s mind: are you that egotistical and are you drunk? Obviously, that is not the impression you want to give off, because it isn’t going to do anything for you.
    • The Art Museum Online | Do pickup lines really work?
      • If you can learn to deliver a great pickup line at the perfect time, you can have tons of success with women and gain confidence. The most important thing is to be courageous and not give up if you are not successful every time. Simply try a different line on someone else! Pickup lines are some of the most successful ways to pick up a woman, so try it out for yourself with these simple tips in mind.
    • Science of Relationships | Will Your Pick-Up Line Work? It Depends…on Her
      • In a study of 70 undergraduates, researchers tested whether attractiveness and mating strategy (short vs. long term) influence receptivity to pick-up lines. Replicating previous research, women preferred men who took the innocuous “Do you have the time?” route, or those who used direct pick-up lines – e.g., “…I’d like to meet you. What’s your name?” Cute or flippant lines — “Can I get a picture of you so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?” — continued to strike out. But women preferred attractive men for short-term relationships, regardless of the type of pick-up line he used. For long-term relationships, women preferred men who used direct or innocuous lines. Even though flippant lines made men seem outgoing and humorous, they also made them seem less trustworthy and less intelligent. Men who used direct lines were seen as the most trustworthy and intelligent.
    • The Popular Man | Do Pick Up Lines Work?
      • Attracting a woman is a process. Granted, it’s typically a short one since attraction is very visceral and somewhat instant. But it’s still a process that lasts longer than a three second pick up line, contrary to what guys who stake their success on a “line” think.
      • So, obsessing over the choice and delivery of a pick up line isn’t the best use of time when preparing to approach a woman. Can a guy with a great opener, but nothing else, count on a pick up line to save his butt and get a phone number. No way.

Segment #2

  • What are some ‘great’ Situational pickup lines
    • AMOG | 20 Great Pick Up Lines We Dare You To Try Out
      • (If she’s walking her dog.) That’s a nice dog. Does it have a phone number?
      • Do you know me from somewhere?
      • I’m going to my car to make out. Would you like to join me?
      • I lost my phone number. Can I have yours?
      • I’m invisible. (She will most likely respond by saying, “What?”) Can you see me? (She will say, “Yes.”) Great! How about tomorrow night?
    • The Date Report | Pickup Lines For Your Waiter Or Waitress That Will Actually Work
      • You’d be the perfect woman, even if your hair didn’t smell like French fries.
      • Is there a non-creepy way to hit on your waiter? If so, please text it to me.
      • You get 25 percent of the bill and 100 percent of my heart. Call me?
      • My burger was great, but YOU are rare and well-done at the same time.
  • What are the worst pickup lines
    • The Anchor NYC | The 5 Worst Pickup Lines EVER
      • “You must be a…” “… supermodel or a hot bartender.” – Seriously guys, please stop looking at a girl, sizing her up, and thinking you can guess what she does for a living. No matter what you guess — even if you’re right — it’s going to be offensive in some way. Just be cool and ask what we do; then feign interest while we try to make it sound more interesting than it is.
    • Maxim Mag | The worst pick-up lines in the history of chatting up!
      • Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven?
      • You remind me of a parking ticket…Because you’ve got FINE written all over you.
      • Are you going to kiss me, or do I have to lie to my diary?
      • Can I borrow a quarter? I promised my mom I would call her when I met the girl of my dreams.
    • E-Daily Post | The Worst Pickup Lines that Seem to Work
      • Draw a line on a piece of paper and offer it to the girl. Normally she’ll ask “What’s this?” then you [short laugh] say “It’s a pick up line”
      • “If you were a burger at McDonald’s you’d be the McGorgeous”
      • “Do you have a map? I’m lost in your eyes”
      • “Hey, I just farted, want to go outside for some fresh air?”
      • “Wanna go back to my place and see my stamp collection?”


Final Thoughts:

  • Elijah’s Thoughts
  • Sarah’s Thoughts

In Closing

In closing, on behalf of my fantastic co-host, Sarah J. Storer, author of “How to be Dumped: The Definitive Breakup Guide” I want to thank you for spending time with us today, now let’s continue the conversation at relationspodcast.com/[ShowNumber] and:


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