Whether you’re on Tinder, and any other dating app, to hook up or to find your epic love story, you’ve got to break the ice with some kind of a conversation starter first. And is there any other good conversation starter than a nice and juicy pickup line?
Pickup lines come in all shapes and sizes, and depending on the situation and the person you’re talking to, they can be hit-and-miss. What’s appealing to some might be disgusting and sexist to others, it’s just important to keep trying.

There’s really no one-size-fits-all pickup line, so it’s in your best interest to stay creative, keep trying different approaches, and find what works for you. It’s a cruel dating world out there, but don’t give up, it’s bound to work out eventually.

So let’s check out some awesome pickup lines that can work wonders for you, and get you on that darn date you’ve been waiting for.

Simple

“Two truths and a lie. Go!”

Pickup lines that start the conversation off with a game are usually fun and encourage a response. They make people think about what they should say, and they’ll have something to ask you back. You’re not as likely to get stuck in an infinite loop of interrogation-like conversation where all you do is ask questions, and all they do is give you short answers.

Keeping it simple with just a nice introduction is also a good option. Especially if you’re new to dating apps and sites, and you’re still not sure how things work on them. Starting off with a simple “Hi, I’m so-and-so. Nice to meet you” can be just as effective as any pickup line. Just be sure to have some follow up questions or messages if you get a “u 2” response.

Ask them about their day or plans for the weekend, and offer some info about what you’re up to. Not everyone will respond to simple messages like these, but many ladies have seen enough of sleezy comments and dick pics, and this will make them more interested in talking to you.

Flattering

“Are you a parking ticket? Cause you have fine written all over you.”

Have you ever met a woman who doesn’t like hearing compliments? I don’t really think so. With a nice compliment, you can boost her confidence, make her feel attractive and sexy. But just as long as you keep it classy.

While you’re browsing through her pictures, try to find something that makes her stand out. “You have beautiful eyes” or “Your smile is just so sexy” are very common pickup lines, and you’ll just be swimming in the sea of other guys saying the same thing. So see if she has unique curly hair, or freckles on her shoulders and cute dimples in her cheeks, then say something nice about that.

It’s not just about her physical characteristics by the way. If she has a picture with a book in it, or a band T-shirt in one of her profile pics, compliment her taste. You’ll have something to bond over and talk about and it will increase your chances of getting a response.

Cliché

“Did it hurt when you fell from heaven?”

Now this one might be too much, it’s a bit overused, and not so interesting anymore. But don’t be afraid to use clichés when necessary. Such lines became clichés because they worked, and the worst thing that could happen is that the person will just ignore you.

And sometimes cliché pickup lines are so bad, they might just actually work.

Such overused lines can be humorous, and you can use that to your advantage. Silly lines with just enough charm and humor behind them can work for anyone, and on anyone.

Use them as ice breakers, though, not really as conversation topics, and you’ll probably get a giggle and a “lol is that the best you’ve got”, and then just work your magic from there.

“Is your name Wi-Fi? Because I’m really feeling the connection.”

“Hi, my name’s so-and-so, but you can call me Tonight.”

“If looks could kill, you’d be a weapon of mass destruction.”

“I hope you know CPR because you’re taking my breath away.”

“Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only Ten I See.”

Humorous

woman playing smartphone

“Are you makeup? Because I could use más Kara.”

“Roses are red, violets are plants, what are you wearing under your pants.”

You know that Marilyn Monroe quote: “If you can make a girl laugh, you can make her do anything.” Well, that’s not really so far from the truth. Funny pickup lines, especially when you use puns that incorporate the other person’s name, can leave a really nice impression and can show your good sense of humor.

Be careful though, you don’t want to be disrespectful. Everyone has a different sense of humor, but as long as your pickup lines are creative and witty, you’ll get a response.

Humorous and direct pickup lines show confidence and wit, and if you’re looking for an outgoing, energetic girl, this might be your way of peaking her interest. Studies have shown that extroverted women prefer such lines, so kudos to you.

If you send such a pickup line to a shy and introverted lady, however, she’s more likely to find it too aggressive or even offensive, so you probably won’t be scoring anything with her.

Direct

Whether you’re looking for a hookup or a relationship, being direct is often your best option. Clear and open communication right from the start is your way in. Not everyone appreciates it, and you’ll probably be rejected more than once, but it’s better than wasting your time with the people who are not interested in the same things as you.

If you’re just looking for a casual one-night stand, sending a simple “Hey, you DTF?” will allow you to find the right person for it sooner. It’s unnerving sending a message worded quite like this, but the ladies out there who are interested in a similar kind of arrangement would appreciate the honesty.

On the other hand, there’s no better way to start a relationship with someone than with a traditional date invite. “Hey, you seem cute. Would you like to go out for drinks with me sometime?” can work wonders for you.

Yeah, it’s scary being so upfront about everything with a person you don’t even know, but I’d say it’s scarier just wasting your time and energy playing around and coming up empty handed when you eventually realize you’re not really a good match.

Flippant

Sexually charged and flippant pickup lines will not work for you if you’re looking for a serious thing. However, finding a good hookup with a similar sense of humor and similar interests will be a breeze with this approach.

While you might come off as less trustworthy and intelligent, flippant pickup lines will make you seem more confident, funny, and sociable. And when girls are looking for something casual, these traits, together with physical attractiveness and chemistry, are extremely valued.

Just remember to still show respect, don’t let your pickup lines seem chauvinistic. Also, don’t be clingy. If a person doesn’t respond to your first message, they sure as hell won’t respond to the 101st, so learn how to leave the conversation gracefully.
Two messages are more than enough to give another person a chance to respond to you, so if they don’t, the best thing you can do is say something like “Hope we match again!”, and then move on.

Learn how to understand others’ boundaries as well. If they’re trying to change the topic, allow them to. If people feel uncomfortable talking with you through messages, they won’t agree to meet up with you.

Innocuous

Women searching for long-term relationships find innocuous pickup lines more appealing. They leave the impression of a trustworthy and intelligent person.

Because such pickup lines are not aggressive, more women are likely to respond to them. The single most effective pickup line might be a simple “Hey, how are you?” It’s not invasive, it’s not offensive, and it shows your interest in learning about them.
Once the other person starts responding to your messages, you can move on to more personal topics about their interests and hobbies, their likes and dislikes. And if you hit it off, you can smoothly ask them out and encourage a deeper and more meaningful conversation face to face.

If you want to get to know someone better, good and interesting questions could be:

  • What does your typical day look like?
  • Have you seen any nice movies recently?
  • How do you like to spend your weekends?

These types of questions can let you know if your personalities and interests really match, and you’ll know if it would be a good idea for you two to get together.

Metaphorical

“Hey girl, are you a sound argument? Because you satisfy me philosophically.”

It’s suggested that human traits like language, music, and humor developed as a product of sexual selection. So, a creative, metaphorical pickup line as a sign of intelligence can be especially arousing for some women. A creative pickup line can give insight into a person’s way of thinking, and you’ll quickly learn whether both of you are on the same page.

A well put-together metaphorical pickup line will spark a person’s interest, and you’ll stand out from all the other guys who just keep saying how sexy a girl is.

So instead of saying how sexy her curves are, you might be better off with a “your eyes are like melted chocolate”, or “your hair looks like a golden waterfall”.

Nerdy

naughty woman

You can absolutely geek out with your pickup lines, and still get that date. Intelligent, nerdy pickup lines can be super sexy. Most ladies are tired of hearing about their bra sizes and thick booties, and when you use a funny, nerdy pickup line, you’re implying that there’s more to her than meets the eye.

She’ll feel more appreciated for her brains, and you’ll definitely stand out from the crowd of guys just talking about her appearance.

And when you find someone who responds to your nerdy line with another one of their own, well, it’s a match made in heaven. A witty back and forth will be memorable for the both of you, and you can connect over your love for all things geek.

So use your tech knowledge, and combine it with some wit.

“You can unzip my files any time.”

“Are you a carbon sample? Cause I want to date you.”

“You’re sweeter than 3.14.”

Respectful

“How would you like to meet my mother in 2 to 3 months?”

Pickup lines can be a bit iffy and not everyone responds well to them… or at all. But you’ll have the highest chances of success if you show some respect. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for a hookup, a friend with benefits, a love, being disrespectful will get you nowhere.

No one likes being offended or being treated like a piece of meat, whichever pickup line you choose to use, use it nicely.

Funny and bluntly sexual pickup lines are usually the ones where people forget they’re talking to an actual human being. These pickup lines can be made so much better if you show some common courtesy, and they’ll get you higher response rates.

So refrain from using offensive language, and when someone lets you know they’re not enjoying the conversation, respect their boundaries.

You know how important first impressions are when meeting someone new, well your pickup lines are what people will judge you by on Tinder and other dating apps. Think of them as your advertisements, and use them to show someone what you’re like.

For a pickup line to be the most effective it can, you should remember to be respectful, creative, and have a good sense of humor. But the most important thing to keep in mind is that you should just be yourself. Happy dating!

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