50 Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Just Might Work

Just don't blame us if they don't.

50 Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Just Might Work

Just don't blame us if they don't.

For as long as there have been single people looking for a relationship (or at least a date for Saturday night), there have been cheesy pickup lines. Our Neanderthal ancestors used them—you can be sure some Caveman tried a line like “Can I hiber-mate with you through the Ice Age?”—and we continue to use them today, even though apps like Tinder and Bumble have replaced face-to-face first encounters for many singles.

Why have pickup lines survived, even though they make us cringe? Well, probably because they make us cringe. Introducing yourself to someone new is always scary—the possibility of rejection is part of the deal—but if you use a pick-up line that’s just cheesy or silly enough, you might make them laugh, and that’s at least a step in the right direction.

Here are 50 of our favorite pick-up lines that are so unabashedly cheesy that you’re almost guaranteed to get a smile. But if you attempt them with an actual person, use with caution, and don’t hold us responsible for what happens next. And when you’re done here, get more dating prep with The 17 Worst Things a Man Can Say to a Woman.

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1
“Go ahead, feel my shirt.”

“It’s made of boyfriend material.”

And for more silly things to say, here are 40 Facts So Funny They’re Hard to Believe. 

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2
“If you were a Transformer…”

“You’d be Optimus Fine.”

And if that doesn’t work—and, truth be told, it very likely won’t—try one of the 20 Compliments Women Can’t Resist. 

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3
“Do you believe in love at first sight?”

“Or should I walk past you again?”

Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Might Just Work

4
“I’m learning about important dates in history.”

“Wanna be one of them?”

And for more ridiculous things to say, here are the 50 Puns So Bad They’re Actually Funny. 

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5
“Are you a parking ticket?”

“Cause you’ve got fine written all over you.”

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6
“Did you invent the airplane?”

“Because you seem Wright for me.”

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7
“I was wondering if you had an extra heart.”

“Because mine was just stolen.”

And if you’re really trying to make her laugh, consider one of these 75 Jokes That Are So Bad They’re Actually Funny. 

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8
“Can I follow you where you’re going right now?”

“Cause my parents always told me to follow my dreams.”

And for things you should actually say, check out the 20 Things She Always Wants You to Say. 

Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Might Just Work

9
“You…”

“autocomplete me.”

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10
“I hope you know CPR…”

“Because you are taking my breath away!”

And for great relationship advice, here are the 40 Best Dating Tips for Men Over 40. 

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11
“If nothing lasts forever…”

“Will you be my nothing?”

Yes, that’s some cheesy stuff. But it’s still way better than the 20 Questions You Should Never Ask On a First Date.

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12
“If you were a phaser on Star Trek…”

“You’d be set to stun.”

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13
“Do you have a name?”

“Or can I call you mine?”

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14
“Is your name Google?”

“Because you have everything I’ve been searching for.”

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15
“Have you been covered in bees recently?”

“I just assumed, because you look sweeter than honey.”

And for a different, smarter approach to dating, here are the 20 Essential Questions To Ask On a First Date.

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16
“There must be something wrong with my eyes.”

“I can’t take them off you.”

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17
“Are you from Tennessee?”

“Because you’re the only Ten I See.”

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18
“You must be a campfire.”

“Because you’re super hot and I want s’more.”

Pick-Up Lines So Bad They Might Just Work

19
“My buddies bet me that I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the most beautiful person in the club…”

“What should we do with their money?”

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20
“Well, here I am.”

“What are your other two wishes for the genie?”

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21
“I seem to have lost my phone number.”

“Can I have yours?”

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22
“You must be made of cheese”

“Because you’re looking Gouda tonight!”

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23
“I’m glad I remembered to bring my library card.”

“‘Cause I am totally checking you out.”

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24
“If you were a vegetable.”

“You would be a cute-cumber.”

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25
“Don’t tell me if you want me to take you out to dinner.”

“Just smile for yes, or do a backflip/somersault/counter-spin gymnastics combination for no.”

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26
“I wasn’t always religious.”

“But I am now, because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”

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27
“If I could rearrange the alphabet…”

“I’d put ‘I’ and ‘U’ together.”

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28
“Aside from being drop-dead gorgeous…”

“What do you do for a living?”

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29
“Hey, my name’s Microsoft.”

“Can I crash at your place tonight?”

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30
“Kiss me if I’m wrong.”

“But dinosaurs still exist, right?”

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31
“You owe me a drink.”

“Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine.”

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32
“Want a raisin?”

“No? Well how about a date?”

Now, it should go without saying: If you regularly use lines like these, it might be one of the 13 Reasons Why You’re Still Single.

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33
“You must be exhausted.”

“You’ve been running through my mind all day.”

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34
“I’m no mathematician, but I’m pretty good with numbers.”

“Tell you what, give me yours and watch what I can do with it.”

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35
“Remember me?”

“Oh, that’s right, I’ve only met you in my dreams.”

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36
“If I had four quarters to give to the four prettiest women in the world…”

“You would have a dollar.”

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37
“You must be a high test score.”

“Because I want to take you home and show you to my mother.”

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38
“I may not be a photographer.”

“But I can totally picture us together.”

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39
“You must be a magician.”

“Because any time I look at you, everyone else disappears.”

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40
“Was your dad a boxer?”

“Because you’re a knockout!”

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41
“I think you’re suffering…”

“From a lack of vitamin me.”

And if you’re doing online dating, you’ll find that you’ll do much better with the 20 Best Dating App Opening Lines.

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42
“If you were words on a page…”

“…you’d be the fine print.”

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43
“Is your name Ariel?”

“Cause we Mermaid for each other.”

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44
“Let me guess, your middle name is Gillette, right?”

“Because you’re the best a man can get.”

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45
“Your eyes are bluer than the Atlantic ocean.”

“And I don’t mind being lost at sea.”

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46
“If you were a burger at McDonald’s…”

“You’d be named the McGorgeous.”

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47
“I’m writing a term paper on the finer things in life…”

“And I was wondering if I could interview you.”

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48
“I want our love to be like the number Pi…”

“Irrational and never ending.”

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49
“You are the reason…”

“Santa even has a naughty list.”

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50
“Where have I seen you before?”

“Oh yeah, I remember now. It was in the dictionary next to the word GORGEOUS!”

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