The Worst Pick-Up Line You Should Never Use, Survey Says

You've probably rolled your eyes at this one-liner before, according to a new report.

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Pick-up lines hardly ever do the trick, but people still seem to cling to them as flirty openers to introduce themselves to the object of their desire. The truth is, very few pick-up lines are great, but some are especially horrible. And a recent survey endeavored to find out which pick-up line is the worst of the worst. To make sure you're not using it, read on, and for another awful phrase you shouldn't utter while dating, check out The Worst Thing You Could Say to Someone in Bed.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of the dating app HUD, interviewed 2,000 Americans and 55 percent said that they think one-liners should be forbidden. "A pick-up line is nothing more than a flirtatious icebreaker designed to make the listener smile or laugh and take notice of you," says dating expert and author Kevin Darné. "What makes most pick-up lines cringey is they are often unimaginative, overused, and have a horrible delivery."

Relationship expert Beth Ribarsky, PhD, agrees that the best move is to steer clear of creepy pick-up lines and opt for a more original approach next time you're trying to start a conversation with someone you're interested in. According to Ribarsky, the only way cheesy one-liners work is "if they are delivered in a way that makes it very clear that you are making a joke."

But some one-liners should never be used, according to the new OnePoll and HUD survey. Here are the most cringeworthy pick-up lines of all, according to the survey's respondents, and for the one conversation starter you should lean on, check out The One Pick-Up Line That Works Every Time, Research Shows.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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"Are you a magician? Cause when I look at you, everything disappears."

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20 percent

9
"My name is Microsoft. Can I crash at your place tonight?"

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30 percent

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"Are you a time traveler? Cause I can see you in my future."

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30 percent

7
"You must be tired cause you were running in my mind all night."

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31 percent

6
"I must be in a museum because you're a work of art."

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33 percent

To see if you're guilty of a certain dealbreaker, check out Half of Men Say They Would Break Up With a Woman Who Does This.

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"Feel my shirt. What's it made of? Boyfriend material."

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33 percent

4
"There's something wrong with my phone. It doesn't have your number in it."

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35 percent

To see if you've ever had this common sex dream, check out 92 Percent of Men Have This One Sex Dream, Research Shows.

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"Do you like raisins? How do you feel about a date?"

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36 percent

2
"Are you from Tennessee? Cause you're the only ten I see."

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39 percent

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"I got my library card and I'm checking you out."

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45 percent

And to see which age you should draw the line at when it comes to dating, check out You Shouldn't Date Anyone This Much Younger Than You, Research Shows.

Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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