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Dating, let alone playing the field, can be a daunting prospect for any woman. And for every great pick-up line a woman hears while out and about, there are a thousand crappy ones. It's enough to make you facepalm several times a day for the rest of your life, if you can believe it.

After Redditor chifyforever asked the online community, "Girls, what pick up line was most successful on you?" women told us about their encounters.


"Attention to detail is key."

I mean depends on what you're after, if you want to just hookup with a girl at a bar, just say something silly, teasing and/or disarming. Once a guy asked me what song would I enter the ring to if I was a pro-wrestler and I thought that was hilarious and a good conversation starter.

If you genuinely like a girl, just LISTEN and then REMEMBER what she said and say it again on a later date. I ended up dating a guy for a while after he said that I was a great story teller because I was so expressive and that my nose twitched when I was getting to an exciting part of a story and mentioned a few examples. Attention to detail is key.

youngnesquick

"A guy told my friend..."

Wasn't quite successful, but it almost worked. A guy told my friend that he could disappoint her in ways she couldn't even imagine. She kept bringing him up all night. She's not interested in guys and has never even been on a date, but she was curious after hearing that.

oneof_thesedays

"It makes me chuckle every time."

"Would you rather make love to a deaf guy or a blind guy?" "I don't know, deaf" "What?" "Deaf" "Huh?" We worked together and I was currently dating someone else, but I've never forgotten that and think about it often. It makes me chuckle every time.

secondhandantique

"Back in high school..."

Back in high school, this girl was on her phone alone at the front of the bus. So I started a conversation with her, and then I said: "That's a pretty nice phone. It would be a lot nicer with my phone number in it." We will be celebrating our ten year anniversary this year!

jasxjam

"I like something really genuine."

I like something really genuine. "Hey, I think you're really pretty and I'd love to get to know you better. Would you let me take you out sometime?"

djdancer431

"I was in the cafeteria..."

I was in the cafeteria in the dorm eating breakfast, when this guy came up and said, "Mind if I sit here?" gesturing to an empty seat at the table. Considering we'll be celebrating our 30th anniversary next year, I'd say that was the most successful.

TelynBrett

"My love language is food."

He bought me a sandwich. My love language is food.

bubblebumblejumble

"My personal favorite..."

Anything will do in person, I respect the confidence. On dating apps, it's different. Need a bit higher effort than "heyy" or "hi beautiful" unless I'm super interested in your profile.

My personal favorite was this guy I accidentally super liked. His first line, which came like an hour after we matched, was something like "Hey I tried to think of a pun with your name but it turns out I'm just not very creative or clever." I thought it was cute and honest, but I still didn't reply because I wasn't very interested. Then a day later, he says, "Completely unrelated, but how much time has to pass before it's acceptable to double text?" Again, super cute and showed personality. I decided to actually give him a chance, he ended up being waaay more attractive in person than in photos, and now we've been dating for about a month.

April-essault

"While it wasn't used on me..."

While it wasn't used on me, I did use it on someone else. Before me and my now ex started dating, I asked him:

"Hey I've lost my phone number and can't find it. Can I have yours?"

We dated for almost a year.

patchysour

"My current boyfriend..."

My current boyfriend and I met online, but when we met in person, he did what we call now "noodle arms" which is basically just a sped up arm wave. We do it instead of greetings now. And it's been nearly two years!

coffeebarry

"A guy came up to me..."

I was at a Halloween party as Marty McFly. A guy came up to me and said something like "What'd you say we make like a tree and get out of here?"

ohlookwhoisshe

"From an old friend..."

From an old friend: "You're divorced, I'm divorced...would you like to celebrate by coming back to my place?"

(Old friend was ridiculously attractive and charming. OF COURSE I went back to his place.)

insertcaffeine

"He wasn't hitting on me..."

He wasn't hitting on me but he said the words "Star Wars" in casual conversation and I crushed on him immediately. We've been together 3 years lol.

Verlit1

"I saw a Facebook status..."

I saw a Facebook status once that read: "All I want is a guy who can roll a fat blunt and hates pants as much as I do".

I responded with: "Hey I can roll a decent blunt and am indifferent to pants"

... we've been together for almost 9 years and are engaged to be married next year.

mustang_au_augustus

"Unbelievable as it sounds..."

"Are you Turkish? I swear, you're Turkish. I'm Mediterranean, too--do you want to dance?"

Unbelievable as it sounds, I married that guy. So yeah, that line worked on me.

wernickesayswhat

"I was eating..."

I will feed you and not ask for sex after.

I was eating bone-in chicken wings smothered in ranch dressing about 30 minutes later with him...we're still together to this day.

danikatherine

"My current boyfriend..."

My current boyfriend and I met online, but when we met in person, he did what we call now "noodle arms" which is basically just a sped up arm wave. We do it instead of greetings now. And it's been nearly two years!

coffeebarry

"The guy I'm currently seeing..."

The guy I'm currently seeing asked if I'd tried a local speciality pasta dish. We ate lots of pasta. 10/10

lottka

"I know it's bad..."

Guy: 'Knock Knock' Me: 'who's there?' Guy: 'Annie' Me: 'Annie who?' Guy: 'Annie chance of getting your snap?'

I know it's bad but it worked okay!

Grape_express

"I felt pretty good about it."

Not a girl, but I had a pretty awesome, and effective line used on me at a Halloween a bunch of years back. Girl said to me, 'How would you feel about having blue lipstick smeared all over your body." I felt pretty good about it.

viptattoo

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