According to Wikipedia a pickup line is ‘a conversation opener with the intent of engaging an unfamiliar person for romance or dating. Overt and sometimes humorous displays of romantic interest, pick-up lines advertise the wit of their speakers to their target listeners.
Pickup lines range from straightforward conversation openers such as introducing oneself, providing information about oneself, or asking someone about their like and common interests, to more elaborate attempts including flattery or humour.
Novices are advised to avoid standardised and hackneyed lines (particularly those resembling country songs) and to put their opening in an interrogative form, if possible.’
“Hey brown sugar cake, delicious muffin sweetie.
The rain maker, the joyous celebration, the I am of the brown sugar kingdom.
The fountain valley of the sweet canal of Judah, the fix of the fixation.
The president of the fine gal association of elegant cheery butter.
The woman who guarantees her man is well used and abused and straight like a ruler.”
You know that when you are surprised with this type of pickup line that somebody is very hot on your heels. It is surprising that a lot of people both men and women still use these ‘lines’ to get the attention of a person.
One could consider it as one would fly fishing, sometimes you get a bite and sometimes you don’t.
When asked Dodo B touts that men who sue pickup lines are desperate and are not thinking straight, he says “we have a balanced amount of blood in our body.
Enough to supply all organs in our body, but when we get to feel a certain type of way, a large and unplanned amount of it goes to other organs and that means there will be shortage somewhere and unfortunately that shortage is in the brain.
The brain gets a low supply of blood and we start thinking slow and acting foolish.”
This is a somewhat strange statement coming from a guy since it is generally believed that they are the ones that make use of pickup lines rather than women.
Well in the age of equality and women shooting their shots more, it seems that women are no longer shy to use lines of their own, rather than just batting their eyelashes and swaying their hips. Some of the lines women use are brazen and quite forward as told by Lebo and depending on the ‘target’ most apparently get a positive, if rather surprised reaction:
“You know what would make your face look better? (What?) My legs wrapped around it.” (A bit brazen in our opinion)
“I hear you’re good at algebra…..Will you replace my eX without asking Y?” (Smooth, perhaps with a little Dutch courage)
“Boy if you were a vegetable you’d be a cutecumber.” (We can role with this one)
“Do you sleep on your stomach? Him: NO… You: Can I?” (Uhmmm)
“Do you play soccer? Because you’re a keeper!” (Yes!)
If these are the kinds of lines ladies are using then we are all for it, because the guys seem to either be trying too hard or not trying hard enough in our estimation. Let’s look at some of what they can come up with as per several young lads:
“Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you, everyone else disappears!” (So corny)
“I’m not a photographer, but I can picture me and you together.” (Just get out the picture)
“Do I know you? ‘Cause you look a lot like my next girlfriend.” (Yawn)
“Do you know what my shirt is made of? Girlfriend material.” (Where’s the creativity?)
“Roses are red, violets are blue, it would be a shame if I couldn’t date you!” (Urgh)
“They say Disneyland is the happiest place on earth. Well apparently, no one has ever been standing next to you.” (Really?)
Clearly women have taken the lead in this game – should it be needed in the first place.
It would appear though that the status quo is being happily challenged and in the spirit of equality and mostly fun these pickup lines can indeed be ice breakers when one is single and in the dating market.
It can take the edge off and even be a great conversation starter, and who knows, in 20 or so years you may even have a great story to tell your (grand)kids about ‘how I met your mom’.