Thursday, July 29, 2010

Pickup lines...

Why do men need pickup lines? And how well do they work? I was introduced to the house hunk on a blind date so he didn't have to try out his repertoire, but I have to admit I've never been impressed by the lines I've seen in movies.

So how is a guy--or girl--supposed to develop that quick introduction that captures the target's attention? And why does it have to be clever? Why not just "Hello, I'm John. You're reasonably attractive and I would like to have sex with you." No?

It occurs to me such an approach would cut through all the baloney sausage but it probably doesn't meet the standards for the woman. Women want more romance. Even if it's fake. And then they complain that men are false. It seems to me they can't expect to have it both ways.

Romance is a female invention. Men just want to drag you off to their cave and mate. Romance is what they do because it's against the law to drag you off to their cave. Now they have to lure you to the cave.

So the pickup line is actually at the behest of the female. Hmmm.

What's the best pickup line you've ever heard?



  1. "I've lost my phone number. Can I have yours?"

    "If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?"

    I've never been had a man use one on me, but the SU said the second one to me after we were already dating:)

    The last time a man attempted to pick me up, he tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I was available. I didn't even turn around; I simply replied 'no'. He persisted, 'Why not?' I held up my left hand with my wedding ring. 'Oh man...' and by then, of course, I'd thought of a comeback, but he was gone.

  2. I was hit on by a guy back in 2002 who said something cheesy like.
    "I need your driver's license because I've been ID'ing you all night."

    Stupid, but we did end up dating for a bit. He became the hero in Splashing Good Time! LOL

  3. I don't believe in pick up lines - just tell me straight out what you're thinking and I'll answer accordingly depending on mood. Besides a smart, interesting man doesn't need pick up lines

  4. Was watching "Pirate Radio" and the stud-muffin character was asked how he got so lucky with the women. He shrugged and said what he did was say nothing at all. "Then when the silence gets too much to bear, I say, 'Well, how about it then?' That's it."

    You know--that may be one of the most honest methods I've ever heard.

  5. Back when my hubby was single, he had a woman come up to him the bar and say, 'I feel like getting laid. You interested?'

    He took her up on it...but being the wild 70's, they returned to the bar and never saw each other again.