Seeing as how it’s March, and I planned to edit my book this month, I’ve been doing just that—editing, editing, and then more editing. I’m about a third of the way through, which means my couple has already found their way past initial attraction and have moved well into…other things. 😉 But, in following their journey, I’ve been thinking a lot about what lines bring people together. Our initial attraction is often visual, but after that, there has to be an “in.” One party needs to open his or her mouth and actually say something.
And sometimes, what comes out is a good old-fashioned pick up line.
That idea got me thinking about pick up lines in general—who uses them, how they use them, and if they’re effective. For some reason I’m eternally tickled by pick up lines, especially when they’re used well. I’ve experienced a few (kudos to you, random man on street who burst into song with “One” written by Harry Nilsson—that was pretty clever). And I admit I’ve used some, too (“So…do you dance, or just stand there looking handsome?”—FYI, that shockingly worked). Still, most of my favorites are classics that would never be used in real life:
“If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?”
“I’m an organ donor. Need anything?”
“Your clothes would look good on my bedroom floor.”
“Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”
I have a good friend who sticks to a tamer variety of lines, and apparently had great success with them for years: “Hi. Want to go back to my place and take a shower?” or the less obtrusive version, “Hey, would you like a massage?” (You know who you are, dude.)
It doesn’t really matter what the line is per se; we all know they mean the same thing—nice shoes, wanna fuck?
I guess this is why pick up lines amuse me. There are thousands of variations despite every single party knowing they are covers for the more direct question, which in some cases would have been less offensive/ridiculous/entertaining (choose one) in the first place.
So what about you? Have you ever seriously used a pick up line or heard a good one? Do you love or hate them?
And what are your favorites? Please leave me a note below! I’m hoping someone will throw out a rare gem. Will it be you?
If so…you must be a laser set on stunning! 😉