I think I’ve said this before, but I love pick-up lines. There’s an art to using them effectively in that you have to convey sincerity about wanting to talk to your objet d’amour – but at the same time you want to be using the line ironically because if you’re dead serious when you say the one about how you didn’t know angels could fly so low, you’re gonna look silly. Maybe creepy. You want it to be like, you know it’s a cheesy up line, but you want to make her/him laugh because you want to talk to him/her. Right?
I think we should change “pick up line” to conversation starter. It simply gets you in there. No one will remember what you said to get the conversation going. Or maybe it will be the great story you tell to all your grandkids.
Are you following me? Anyone?
I heard a new one today – probably the least cheesy sounding one I’ve ever heard and it’s good for men and women:
You: Do you know how much a polar bear weighs?
Her/Him: No, how much?
You: Enough to break the ice. Hi, I’m [insert name here]
[Ba dum chhhhhh]
I’m using it. Watch me.