Pick Up Lines

Discussion in 'Dating & Relationships' started by redsoxocd, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. redsoxocd

    redsoxocd living on the border

    I really want to know what the point of pick up lines are. I mean wouldnt it just be easier to go up to someone and say "Hey, how are you doing? Can I talk to you for a minute?" Seriously, is that so hard to do. Is it really that hard to approach a female in a normal way.

    I absolute hate that fact that pick up lines are used. Like the one that I've heard a million times "Hey, you look familiar." No I fucking dont because I've never seen you a day in my life. I was actually surprised when I guy used "You must be tired, because you've been running through my mind all day" the other day. Thats like the oldest one in the book.

    For once, I would like to be approached in a nice respectable way.
     

  2. Vidic15

    Vidic15 No Custom Title Exists V.I.P. Lifetime

    I have never used a pick up line and I doubt I ever will, I am not really shy to walk up to a girl that's out of my league and start a conversation, if I get blown off, I move on.

    But when you think about it, guys who use pick up lines try to lead the girl on and go for the old "Nail and Bail" method
     
  3. JAdams

    JAdams Registered Member

    Well, most guys think girls act like Hollywood girls, where they swoon and go "awwwww" over a pick-up line. I mean, it worked in the movies, so why not real life?
     
  4. ysabel

    ysabel /ˈɪzəˌbɛl/ pink 5

    I think some pick up lines are cute and can start interesting conversations, depending on the delivery. Even if I think someone made a lame pick up line, it makes me laugh - which is better than getting surprised by a direct "I want to to talk to you" from a stranger.
     
  5. DLFerguson

    DLFerguson Registered Member

    I agree. Just walking up to a girl and saying; "I want to talk to you" is just so...blunt and bland. Back when I was dating I used to take time to think up a pick-up line. Some of them were corny. Some of them were downright awful. But a surprising amount of them were witty and clever. Which is what I was going for. And even the awful ones accomplished my aim: 9 times out of 10 it made the girl laugh and broke the ice which lead to a conversation which is what I really wanted.
     
  6. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    Pick up lines will never disappear, there will simply be new ones. A true nitpicker could also point out that any first line spoken to a girl/guy could be construed as a "pick up line". I think if it's an honest and funny attempt, a pick up line can be good. But if it's something flat disrespectful or rude (and as it would be, stupid) like "Can I stuff your vagina tonight?" or something along those lines then yeah, I see what you're saying.
     
  7. AngelsPeak

    AngelsPeak Wanna play?

    Personally, I equate pick up lines with a lack of imagination. If you can't come up with something better than repeating what you've heard someone else use when trying to start a conversation with me, then don't bother. What's wrong with a simple "hi, I'm _____"?
     
  8. Merc

    Merc Certified Shitlord V.I.P. Lifetime

    The only thing I'd have to say in regards to that is simply that people are rarely bold enough to just toss that line out there. People are under this false pretense that in order to start a conversation with someone, they have to either make the person laugh or embarrass themselves. Then again, with all the creepers and generally awkward people out there these days, that approach would probably deter a lot of folks.

    I know I'd be weirded out if some chick just walked over and said, "I'm Hilary Clinton".

    Actually I'd be afraid.

    But if she just walked up and said something else less threatening like "Hi I'm Rhianna" . . woo, okay, two bad jokes in one post. Apologies. So yeah if some girl just walked up and introduced herself, I would be weirded out. I don't think recent generations are used to that kind of respectful honesty.
     
  9. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    just like YS said, i too, think some pick up lines are interesting when i've never heard of them before.
    c'mon, everyone of us wants to draw the attention by being interesting.
    and if the line is cool, i like it. if a guy finds a smart way to approach me either by moves or by lines, there's nothing wrong it that.
     
  10. Squeakers

    Squeakers Registered Member

    If a guy came up to me and hit me with a really lame pick up line I think at first I would laugh but then I guess it kinda tells me this guy has guts. No way would I have the confidence to do that.
     

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