I’m a believer in pickup lines. Your initial interaction with a woman is key, and few things break the ice better than a well-executed line. It’s science, guys: women are more attracted to guys that make them laugh, and this can go a long way when you’re meeting someone for the first time.
But to succeed, you have to be creative. Here are five pickup lines that most women haven’t heard before. These lines will make you come across as original, confident, and accessible. What you do after these lines, though, is up to you.
5. “That’s my mother’s name!”
I have no idea where I picked this one up (see what I did there?!), but this is a line I default to when I’m not feeling like putting in much energy.
What you do: Introduce yourself to a girl and ask her name. When she replies, respond “No way! That’s my mother’s name!” and kiss her hand. The hand kiss is key. At this point, the girl will usually question your statement, and you should come clean. Say something like “No, that’s not my mother’s name, but wasn’t that kiss charming?” Super easy line, usually a great conversation-starter.
Best-case scenario: The best this ever worked for me is when I said this line to one girl, and then her friend came up and introduced herself, and I used the exact same line. The friend said “What? Didn’t you just say her name was your mother’s name?” To which I replied, “I have two moms, that’s why I’m such a sensitive guy.” I ended up dating that girl for a few months.
Worst-case scenario: She thinks you’re a liar and doesn’t find it funny…on to the next one!
4. “Looks like you could use a drink.”
This one will have very mixed results depending on the girl, and it requires a good amount of bravado. However, if executed well, this can be hilarious and show that you’re extremely confident.
What you do: Walk up to a girl at the bar, and grab the drink she’s drinking. Chug it. Slam it on the bar. Say “Well, looks like you could use a drink…can I buy you one?” The girl will either find this hilarious and accept, or think you’re a jerk and walk away. But hey, you miss 100% of the shots you don’t take, and this is more creative than “Do you come here often?”
Best-case scenario: She lets you buy her a drink.
Worst-case scenario: She calls you an asshole and thinks you’re trying to roofie her. Leave. The. Bar.
3. “I think you dropped this.”
If you’re shy, this one is clutch, and it works in everyday situations — at the gym, at a restaurant, anywhere.
What you do: Keep a $1 bill (or, preferably, a $2 bill — more unique) in your wallet. On this bill, in Sharpie, write your name and number. When you see a gorgeous girl, take the bill out of your wallet — without her noticing. Drop the bill on the floor near her; again, without her realizing what you’re doing. Then, pick the bill up and approach your target. Tap her on the shoulder and say, “I’m sorry, I think you dropped this.” Make sure your name and number are face up and noticeable. Leave immediately and await the text message you’ll be receiving shortly.
Best-case scenario: She calls or texts you and you go on a date.
Worst-case scenario: You lose a buck or two and maybe a shred of pride.
2. “Do you know how to count shoulders?”
OK, I’ll admit that this line is cheesy as hell… but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t work.
What you do: Approach a girl you find attractive. Ask her a simple question: “Do you know how to count shoulders?” Odds are, she’ll have no idea what you’re talking about, so say, “Don’t worry, I’ll teach you!” Then, starting with your shoulders, count one, two, and then, count her shoulders three, four, finishing by putting your arm around her. Now you have a great way to start a conversation.
Best-case scenario: She lets you keep her arm around her and you keep talking.
Worst-case scenario: She moves away from you and thinks you’re kinda lame.
1. “Will you hold this real quick?”
I won’t take credit for this one, because I saw it on YouTube. But this one is fantastic. This line showcases your confidence perfectly, and in my own experience, has a high success rate.
What you do: Walk up to a girl who catches your fancy. Close your hand into a fist, and tap her on the shoulder. Simply ask, “Will you hold this real quick?” Hopefully, the girl will accept and open her hand. Then, without saying a word, unclench your fist and hold her hand. Say something like “We’re dating now!” Or “Hey I’m Ascher, what’s your name?” Most of the time, a woman will find this hilarious and be impressed with your confidence.
Best-case scenario: She keeps holding your hand, and you offer to buy her a drink.
Worst-case scenario: She lets go of your hand…but probably still laughs.