The Relationship Judge – Any Good Pick Up Lines?

The Facts: This Friday’s Relationship Judge begs the age old question of how to break the ice when a new romantic prospect appears in sight.  Janie wrote in from Denver to ask for some good one liners.  She notes that she’s 36 years old, single and often sees attractive men at parties, happy hours, after work events or even just at the grocery store.  She never knows what to say to them and is asking for some help.

The Relationship Judge Says:  Is this not the perfect situation to starting singing the summer hit Carly Rae Jensen song, “Call Me Maybe?”  It’s been a while since I’ve tried to pick up a guy, but if offering to buy them a beer or talk fantasy football doesn’t work – you can always try a cheesy pick up line.  Some of my favorites:

“Wow, you must be tired.”  (He’ll hopefully ask “Why?”) and you’ll say, “Cause you’ve been running through my dreams all night.”

“My cell phone seems to be broken. (He’ll hopefully ask “Why?”) and you’ll say, “Cause your phone number isn’t it it.”

“Do you have a band-aid?  I just scraped my knee falling for you”

“Do you have a map? I’m getting lost in your eyes.”

“You’re father must have been a baker because you’ve got the nicest set of buns.”

Basically, anything that can make someone laugh is a good bet. If a line isn’t your style, how about a simple, “Hey, I’m Janie.  [I just met you. And this is crazy. But here’s my number, so call me maybe…]  You can always have a friend introduce you or get a wingwoman or guy friend to help with your approach.

Your Turn: What are your best pick up lines for guys?  Any guys out there ever get hit on with a great line?

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  1. Most pickup lines sound a little silly to me. But I like the idea of walking up to a guy and handing him a card.

    How about something like this:

    Or, I heard about, which acts like online dating in reverse: You see someone you like and give them a cheeky business card (with a link to your profile online): Here’s what the cards look like: . I think they’re kind of fun, but to be honest I’m not out in the dating world so I have no idea how they’d be received.

    Best of luck! Confidence goes a long way.

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