I have a confession to make. In the past, I’ve been guilty of dishing out really horrible pick up lines. Seriously, I sucked when it came to speaking with women and spitting game. I had really, really, really, horrifically bad pick up lines I would feed them regularly.
“Do you drink milk? Because it did your body good.”
“Are you religious? Because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”
“You must be Jamaican. Because…Jamaican me crazy.”
Are you guilty of these monstrosities? Or, maybe something even worse? Everyone has heard them, or something similar to them, especially when out on the prowl.
Usually, some half-drunk guy is slobbering over a sexy lady who honestly doesn’t want his attention, but he totally knows she does.
And what does he do?
He reaches into his bag of wooing and comes up with a totally horrid/horrific pickup line that nobody is going to be like, “Wow, this guy is totally getting some of me tonight with that!”
Are you that guy? If so, slap yourself in the face for starters…
Now, worry no more because I have six tips that will change your pick up line game and avoid the groans of disappointment that a bad line usually generates. Who knows, it might even help you seal the deal if you know what I mean.
Avoiding Bad Pick Up Lines
Pay attention because these are solid tips for sure…
Tip #1: K.I.S.S.
No, that doesn’t mean just lean in for a kiss. It does mean “Keep it simple, stupid” and I have to explain that, well, it fits.
When beginning to talk to anyone, either in-person or online, keep things simple. A quick, “Hey, my name is Ryan, it’s nice to meet you.” is going to go a long way. It makes you seem approachable, friendly and doesn’t come across corny.
Once you’ve got the introductions out of the way, you can begin working on other things, like maybe asking what she’s into or what she’s up to. And be sure to L-I-S-T-E-N!
Tip #2: If you’ve got a good line, use it.
When you’re thinking about chatting up a hottie, she’s probably been talking to other guys all night or gets approached from dozens of guys online every day. If you’ve got a pickup line that isn’t too cheesy, give it a go.
What kind of pickup line would I recommend? I’d say go with something unique, wild, or crazy that happened to you recently. If you’re not a unique, wild, or crazy guy, invent something that is.
The basic premise of pickup lines is to get your foot in the door and once that happens, you can move on to less strange things.
Tip #3: Get to the point.
If you’re using pickup lines, you obviously want to pick someone up. If you’re approaching someone because they are attractive, tell them.
Here is the big warning with that, though.
Don’t be a creep.
I don’t know if I have to say this, but there is a huge difference between saying “Hey, I’m Ryan. I think you are pretty.” And “Hey, I’m Ryan. Wanna sit on my face?”
Guys, unless you are on a straight-up casual sex site or at a swinger’s party, you can’t be that blunt. It just isn’t going to work for you. I promise you this.
When you’re dipping into your pickup line bag, make it appropriate for the situation and for goodness sakes, don’t be a bonehead.
Tip #4: Be direct.
Which would work better on you?
“Would you like to meet up sometime?” or…
“You’re awesome, and I’d love to spend some more time with you. How about we meet for coffee tomorrow?”
If it were me, I’d be more impressed and bound to go out with someone who used the second option. Why you ask?
Well, to me, the first doesn’t have anything inherently wrong with it, it’s polite, simple, not corny and is showing that you’re interested.
But, the second option takes all of that to the next level and pushes a little more insistently that you’re really interested and want to meet again. It’s more direct and doesn’t come across as wishy-washy, and believe me fella’s, no woman wants a wishy-washy man.
Tip #5: Be a little unique…make a checklist.
Dating is tough. Getting to the dating part can be even tougher. However, if you are looking to be a little unique, you can start your introduction with a checklist.
Checklists won’t work for everyone, so you are probably going to want to use this for someone that has a semblance of a sense of humor.
Here’s how I’d use a checklist, but of course, tailor it for you.
“Hey, I’m Ryan! I love Mexican food, blue-eyed girls, Salsa dancing, and one time I worked security for concerts and got to meet Lady Gaga. No, she didn’t wear the meat dress.”
This gives your possible lady-friend some information about you and allows her to kind of run with some ideas for conversations if she’s really interested in you.
Tip #6: Don’t be clingy.
If you’re new to dating online, or you’re out of practice in real life, this one might be a difficult tip to follow. But, if you’ve used your pickup lines and the person you’re interested in doesn’t respond to you, or suddenly stops responding after a while, you need to bow out.
There is never a need to get nasty, abusive, rude, or crude… about anything. Either your potential girl wasn’t interested, she moved on, or someone else got to her first. But, being a dick because you didn’t get the girl, well, that’s just juvenile.
Be a grownup, be mature, and be respectful and you’re going to get a lot further in the dating world than the bully whose ego took a hit and now he’s acting like a Neanderthal.
Tip #7: Be confident.
Confidence is king in dating. Women love a man who has confidence and even if you’re not the most handsome (i.e. ugly like these people) or the richest man on the block, if you act like you have some man-swagger, most women won’t care.
Be yourself, be friendly, be honest, and be all of these things confidently and you’re sure to win that girl in the end. Trust me, guys, if you follow these tips for guys who are bad at pickup lines, you’re going to have much more dating success.
If you’re still stumbling to find people to use the lines on, then act fast here – you will for sure find someone using any of those on the list.