20 Women Reveal The Pick-Up Lines That Actually Worked On Them | Men's Health Magazine Australia

20 Women Reveal The Pick-Up Lines That Actually Worked On Them

Try one of these conversation starters on your next night out. They might actually get you a date! - by Ali Eaves & Zahra Barnes
Try one of these conversation starters on your next night out. They might actually get you a date! Ali Eaves & Zahra Barnes
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Pick-Up Line #1: What do you do for a living?

“When I first met my boyfriend, he stuck out his hand and gave me his name, then immediately proceeded to ask me what I did for a living. I couldn’t help but give him a hard time. ‘That’s the best you’ve got?’ I joked. ‘Not, are you enjoying the party? or a simple how are you?’ But he immediately – and hilariously – recovered. He replied, ‘Oh, I’m just getting started. The obvious follow-up question is, What are your five strengths and weaknesses? We’ll go from there.’ I knew anyone that quick-witted and well-humoured was a serious catch.”
– Jillian K

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Pick-Up Line #2: What’s for dinner?

“After work, I went to the grocery store to get some vegetables for dinner. I was hanging out, bagging my beets, when a guy reached for the produce bags above my head. I looked over and saw a fireman in a full suit. He asked, ‘What are you making for dinner?’ It was an incredibly simple line, but it started a conversation before the rest of his squad called him over so they could get started making dinner for the whole firehouse. We met up again at the checkout. There, he sealed the deal by grabbing my receipt after I was done paying, writing his number on the back, and ending with a ‘Call me. Or call non-emergency.’ Super cheesy and he’s definitely used it before, but I was totally into it.”
– Suzee S.

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Pick-Up Line #4: I had to at least introduce myself.

“I have a guy friend who goes up to women and says, ‘I just wanted to tell you, I think you are gorgeous and would love to get to know you better. If you want to have a drink and talk, I’ll be over there. If not, that’s fine, but I would have kicked myself if I hadn’t at least tried to talk to you.’ It’s non-threatening because it leaves it up to her, and it sounds genuine even though it’s a line he uses repeatedly. It works almost every time.”
– Samantha B.

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Pick-Up Line #5: Nice freckles.

“One day while waiting on the train platform, I noticed a cute guy also waiting a few feet away. We got on the same train car and he sat directly behind me. After a few stops he stood up, tossed something in my lap, and got off the train. It was a tiny origami box, which I unfolded to find this message: ‘Nice freckles. Coffee? – Adam’, and his phone number. I was coming from a party, in a backless dress, and my shoulders (only my shoulders!) are very freckly. On top of his ballsy move with the origami box, the fact that he complimented a quirky part of me that people don’t usually draw attention to really stood out. I waited 20 minutes and then texted him, ‘Hey, it’s Freckles. I’d love to get coffee.’ He never responded.”
– Marie M.

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Pick-Up Line #8: Hide this in your purse for me.

“My uni boyfriend picked me up at our first campus-sponsored mixer. He walked over with a giant roll of caution tape and said, ‘Hey, hide this in your purse for me’. I initially refused, but ultimately he convinced me that stealing an entire roll of Campus Safety’s caution tape was a good idea. (We decorated our dorms with it and used it for Halloween costumes.) It was a good icebreaker; I’ll give him that.

I guess my advice is to propose something that puts you on the same team – that instantly gives you something in common. In my case, it was . . . a misdemeanour?”
– Erin W.

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Pick-Up Line #10: Do I know you?

“I used to live over by a college and was walking home from the train when a young guy stopped me on the street and asked, ‘Excuse me, but do I know you from somewhere? Are you in one of my classes?’ I replied no, and he said, ‘Wow, I could have sworn I’d seen you in my pre-law class. Well, now that I’ve got you here, what would it take for me to be able to take you out sometime?’ Even if it was all a clever ruse, I appreciated that he was trying to start off with, ‘Here is this common ground that I think we share’. I had to turn him down because I’m already in a relationship, but not going to lie: he would have probably gotten my number otherwise!”
– Mairin M.

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Pick-Up Line #11: Want to dance?

“My husband came up to me in a club and said, ‘Hi, would you like to dance?’ I said yes and we have been in love ever since. Keep it simple, fellas!”
– Jade G.

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Pick-Up Line #13: “Just saying hi. Literally just hi.”

– Danielle H.

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Pick-Up Line #16: You have the best hair in this bar.

“I’m very proud of my huge, brown, curly hair. I often wear it sort of unconventionally styled in Eighties hairdos and make it as big as I can. I was at a bar where my style was very different from most of the women around me. This very hot guy walked up to me and goes, ‘You have the best hair in this bar’. I was hooked. I think his comment appealed to my pride of being different and having more of a retro style, both in clothing and hair. He catered to one of my best features instead of saying something generic like, ‘You’re beautiful’. So, I took him home with me. We hooked up that night and once more . . . until I found out he was married and I changed my phone number.”
– Marie M.

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Pick-Up Line #18: He danced – not grinded – with me.

“I was at a bar and this really hot guy started dancing with me. It was refreshing, because he wasn’t grabbing or grinding. That’s really unattractive. Also, he would go away and come back. Guys who are just interested enough but act like they could walk away makes you feel like they want you, but they don’t need you. That may be a game, but it works. After some dancing, he told me I was pretty, then asked if I wanted to go hang out with his friends and get pizza. I did, and he’s the first guy I ever slept with the first night I met him.”
– Clara H.

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Pick-Up Line #20: None of the above.

“Pick-up lines? Guys that use pick-up lines are just players that just want to get laid.”
– Miranda R.

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