Pick-up lines are generally cheesy, overdone, and unsuccessful. But every once in a while, someone approaches you with a line that's just the right amount of silly and genuine, and they win you over. Someone recently asked the people of Reddit to share the pick-up lines that they actually fell for. Some of these are naughty, some are completely out of left field, but they all have one thing in common; they worked.
Camelfarmer1 saw a girl going through Tinder on her phone, and said to her, "I've got a tip for your Tinder." When she asked what it was, they said to her, "Delete it and go out with me." And it worked!
This wasn't InTooDeepButICanSwim, but it was their roommate who once went up to a woman and asked, "So, do you have a bed?" Most people have a bed, so it seems she caught on to what they were asking, and she said, "Yeah, do you want to like, see it?" The rest is history.
Sometimes pick-up lines aren't words, but actions. Nkw1004 went to a party once where they had a shirt on with a couple of buttons undone. A woman came over and said she was trying to help him get laid and undid one more. Needless to say, they had a busy night.
This is a one-two punch! MyNameIsRay said he has bright blue eyes, and one night out, a woman came up to him and gave him a straightforward compliment: "Oh my god, your eyes are beautiful!" He had just painted his room blue and said, "You should see how good they look in my bedroom!" Obviously, it sounded much different than he intended it to, but it worked anyway!
This one is eye-roll-inducing, but still kind of cute. Eyerollemoji had a guy who clearly liked them come up and say, "Hey, you need to hold this," and then offer them his curled fist. It looked like he was holding something. But then he just uncurled his fist and took their hand. Get it? They needed to hold his hand. Cute.
Deathinactthree was friends with a woman who was stressed out because she needed an excuse to cancel a visit with the guy she was seeing. She wanted to break it off and needed a stall while she decided how to end it. So this smooth talker said, "That's easy. Just tell him you're going on a date with me instead." "Why would I do that?" she responded. "Because, hopefully, you're going on a date with me instead." These two have now been together for 20 years!
Welp, sometimes you just have to ask. Possessed_lentil saw a woman wearing very tight skinny jeans and asked, "How do you get into those?" She said, "Buying me another drink would be a good start." Smooth.
Honesty is the best policy
GT3Touring was introduced to a woman at a music venue, and the song that was playing was called, "Don't Mess With My Toot Toot." So, they very honestly said, "It's really hard for me to look cool right now with this song playing." Everyone laughed, and how they've been together for 16 years and married for seven.
Middle school note
Sometimes a stroke of nostalgia is a good idea. Sharkaub said a guy passed her a note asking if he'd go out with her "with boxes (yes/no/maybe) to check," just like they were in middle school. Not going to lie, this is kind of adorable. She fell for it, too, because they've been married for seven years.
I generally don't agree with negging or being mean to someone to get them to like you, but TylerMcMan said to their current boyfriend, "F—k you, date me." And he did, so it worked!
A little humility can go a long way. Ctortes was "at a bar ordering a beer next to a milf," so they said, "I don't know what to say to a woman like you." She thought it was really cute.
This is really nerdy, but it worked! Peezle69 said, "Can my basilisk Slytherin to your chamber of secrets?" Hey, when you're making Harry Potter references while expressly asking for consent, your chances are pretty good.
Dumb dad jokes are very silly, but if you tell them to the right person, they can be endearing. Boi02 was picked up with this one: Q: Where did Napoleon keep his armies? A: In his sleevies! They've been together for four years.
G-a-r-n-e-t was on a terrible date, so she went to the bar to buy another beer. A random guy approached her at the bar and said, "Give me your number. I'll call you in five minutes and say your grandma died." He clearly saw she was not having fun. So she did! He called, and she bailed on the date to go hang out with him.
SwankyTheIrrefutable picked up his wife of 21 years with this nerdy, silly line: "I know I don't look like much to you, but I'm huge in the Smurf village." Hey, don't knock what works.
Sometimes you just need an in, so you start out super basic, like slippery__soap did when they went up to a woman and asked, "So, do you like bread?" Guess she wasn't gluten-free because that line totally worked.
This line is extremely slick and it takes a certain person to be able to pull it off. Little_piggie69 was on Tinder when a guy messaged her, "Hey, what's up?" She responded, "Not much. What about you?" and this smooth operator answered, "Not much. Thinking about what I'm gonna cook you for breakfast this weekend." I know. She fell for it, and I don't blame her.
Here's the thing. No one is actually good at flirting, and if they are, they're probably a psychopath. So sometimes, just being honest is the answer. Bug2018 says this line has worked for them: "I would flirt with you, but I'd rather seduce you with my awkwardness."
This one really only works if you're trying to pick up a librarian, but it worked for TonkaButt. They asked her if she could help them find a book. When she asked the name of the book, they replied, "It's called 'will you go out with me this Friday night at eight?' The author is (my name)." Wowsers. It worked!
Pizza is the way to almost anyone's heart, and it worked when BeanSoupBoi said, "Hey, I'm outside your apartment with a pizza, and I'm pretty drunk so if you don't let me in quick I'm probably gonna eat it." It would work on me, too.
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