Do Pick-Up Lines Work?

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Now, I'm sure you've seen plenty of movies where a guy comes up to a girl, and says some cheesy pick up line, and suddenly, the girl is so enamored with him that she is willing to hop right into bed!

Time to wake up a bit.

Do pickup lines serve a purpose? That's a really good question. The short answer, for the most part, is no.

Let's take a look at it from the reverse point of view. Say if you were a woman, and some guy came up to you said some RIDICULOUS pick up line. Something like "are your legs tired? Because you've been running around in my head all night."

Think about it. How would YOU respond to that?

Honestly, I'd be thinking "This guy is a ____." The blank can be filled in with whatever choice of word you decide. For me it would probably be idiot, but that's me.

So why say these lines if they don't work? Or do they EVER work? The answer to the second question is yes, they do work. From time to time. It's a matter of delivery and context.

Personally, I think it's better to just approach a bit more naturally, rather than gamble on making her walk away offended. But if you do insist on using a pickup line, here is what you need to know.

In regards to delivery - let's face it, if you are going to be delivering a pickup line, it should be natural coming out of your mouth, and you should be going for a specific effect. A lame line by itself is just that, lame. If you come across a particularly funny pickup line, you can use it to make her laugh, and at the same time express interest.

Most of the time, when delivered, a pickup line sounds lewd and corny. If that's happening, that's bad delivery. Some women might feel pretty insulted by this, and your chance is blown.

The best thing you can do is PRACTICE with it. Make sure the timing is crisp, but as well, delivery it congruently with a high amount of energy and an overwhelmingly fun attitude. The line will have more energy this way, so even if it's corny, she might laugh like crazy, and you've scored points for that.

Spend some time in a mirror doing it, work on the timing a bit. Make it feel natural by thinking of what you are saying, instead of just a memorized script. Reflect on how she would take it, and tailor it from there.

The next part is context. This is actually a lot simpler of a situation. Pickup lines can be HORRIBLY delivered in certain circumstances, and you might just find Ms. Right Now with one.

How does this work? In essence, you find a girl who is already attracted to you physically. Or she's very drunk and doesn't care who she ends up with.

There are more reasons, but I think you get the idea. Overall, she's made up her mind she's going to sleep with you on something you've already shown her or that she's ascertained without speaking to you. Looks, your sense of humor, possibly your reputation. Either way, all you had to do is say hello, and she's yours.

That's "getting lucky" for you though. Congratulations! Don't count on it happening a lot though.

Delivery is controllable. Getting lucky isn't. There are better long term choices.

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This article was published on 2010/04/02
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