Pick-up lines are basically conversation openers, and there are much better conversation starters than terrible pick-up lines. You might be flirting and you might have the best intentions, but most flirty one liners are a bad idea. Here are 15 of the worst you should never use.
The first of our bad flirty one liners are bland. Some lines get stuck in our minds like genetic instinct, and no matter how old they get, we still resort to using them. I’m telling you, resist the temptation. These lines are so worn out; they will earn you more than a groan or a eye roll at best. There’s nothing wrong with being a little cheesy sometimes, but be original as well. No matter how tempting it is to fall back on these old school lines, don’t do it.
1 “You must be tired because you’ve been running through my head all night.”
2 “Do you come here often?”
The next set of bad flirty one liners are arrogant. Guys, it’s good to be confident. Heck, confidence is a key part of attracting a mate. But unless you’re an Adonis (and most times even then), the following lines make you seem like a raging egomaniac, which is, for most women, a total turn-off. So reign in all that overflowing confidence and have a slice of humble pie. Most importantly, never use any of these bad one liners.
3 “Hey, girl. Guess what? It’s your lucky day. Out of all the girls here, I picked you to talk to.”
4 “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”
5 “If I had to rate you from one to ten, I would give you a nine because I’m the one you’re missing.”
6 “You look great and all, but do you know what really looks good on you? Me.”
So, so far we’ve covered two things to avoid when flirting: being boring and being egocentric. But there are worse things than that that can derail your attempts to flirt.
Some flirty one liners are not simply boring or arrogant but crude and disrespectful. Avoid these lines at all costs. The last thing you want to do when talking to a possible partner is insult her.
If you think the following bad lines are funny, then you’d do well to keep that to yourself and your friends rather than using them on any woman.
Every woman wants to feel sexy and attractive, but no woman wants to be treated like a prostitute. Keep the unprovoked sex puns to yourself.
7 “Can I buy you a drink or do you just want the money?”
8 “Great legs; what time do they open?”
9 “As long as I have a face, you’ll have a place to sit.”
10 “Do you like bacon? Wanna strip?”
11 “I wanna put my thingy into your thingy.”
Lastly, there are some flirty one liners that aren’t offensive but are corny as heck. Being a little cheesy sometimes is okay, but most bad lines are simply trying too hard to be interesting or sound witty and it comes off badly. They’ll earn you a sigh a best, but usually not more than that. Some lines to avoid are as follows.
12 “If you were a chicken, you’d be impeccable.”
13 “Do you drink milk? It sure did your body good.”
14 “You’re like a candy bar: half sweet and half nuts.”
15 “Are you an angel? Because you’re the answer to all my prayers.”
Flirting is hard. We all know it. But try not to make it harder on yourself by using any of the above lines.
I'm a Dating Senior Writer at Independent Femme. I'm famously indecisive and love to write about love, marriage, and making the world a better place for healthy and sparkling relationships!