A Panel of Women Reveal Pick-Up Lines that Work


Approaching and introducing yourself to a beautiful woman can be one of the most intimidating moments for any man. That is why so many guys have difficulties coming up with an opening pick-up line that simultaneously shows their inner wit, charm, and flattery.

But the truth is guys, you don’t have to work that hard. 20 women were recently asked to share their favorite conversation starters which worked for them. And you may be surprised at some of the answers they gave. While some of their favorite pick-up lines may have been cheesy, others were simple or not even considered to be “lines” at all.

Line 1: What Do You Do for A Living?

“When I first met my boyfriend, he stuck out his hand and gave me his name, then immediately proceeded to ask me what I did for a living. I couldn’t help but give him a hard time. “That’s the best you’ve got?” I joked. “Not, are you enjoying the party or a simple how are you?”

“But he immediately, and hilariously, recovered. He replied, “Oh, I’m just getting started. The obvious follow-up question is, what are your five strengths and weaknesses? We’ll go from there.’ I knew anyone that quick-witted and well-humored was a serious catch.” – Jillian K.

Line 2: What’s for Dinner?

“After work, I went to the grocery store to get some vegetables for dinner. I was hanging out, bagging my beets, when a guy reached for the produce bags above my head. I looked over and saw a fireman in a full suit. He asked, ‘What are you making for dinner?’ It was an incredibly simple line, but it started a conversation before the rest of his squad called him over so they could get started making dinner for the whole house.

“We met up again at the checkout counter. There, he sealed the deal by grabbing my receipt after I was done paying, writing his number on the back, and ending with a ‘Call me. Or call non-emergency.’ Super cheesy and he’s definitely used it before, but I was totally into it.”

—Suzee S.

Line 3: I’m -insert name here-. Want to Dance?

“I was at a club where everyone just sweatily grinds on each other. But instead of just pressing his crotch into my butt, he actually talked to me and said, ‘Hey, I’m Jay. Do you want to dance and then I’ll buy you a drink?’

“Just introducing yourself is the way to go. And ask to dance—stop doing the seventh-grade thing where you just grab me on the dance floor.”
—Mikala J.

Line 4: I Had to At Least Introduce Myself

“I have a guy friend who goes up to women and says, ‘I just wanted to tell you, I think you are gorgeous and would love to get to know you better. If you want to have a drink and talk, I’ll be over there. If not, that’s fine, but I would have kicked myself if I hadn’t at least tried to talk to you.’ It’s non-threatening because it leaves it up to her, and it sounds genuine even though it’s a line he uses repeatedly. It works almost every time.”
—Samantha B.

Line 5: Nice Freckles (or other nice feature such as eyes, smile, hair or even tattoo)

“One day while waiting on the subway platform, I noticed a cute guy also waiting a few feet away. We got on the same train car and he sat directly behind me. After a few stops he stood up, tossed something in my lap, and got off the train.

“It was a tiny origami box, which I unfolded to find this message: ‘Nice freckles. Coffee? —Adam,’ and his phone number. I was coming from a party, in a backless dress, and my shoulders (only my shoulders!) are very freckly. On top of his ballsy move with the origami box, the fact that he complimented a quirky part of me that people don’t usually draw attention to really stood out.

“I waited 20 minutes and then texted him, ‘Hey, it’s Freckles. I’d love to get coffee.’ He never responded.”
—Marie M.

Line 6: What Band Are You Here to See?

“This guy who was sitting next to me at the bar asked me which band I was there to see. We turned out to both know people in the band, and it turned into a long conversation about other friends and interests we had in common.

“It was organic, so it wasn’t threatening. I guess the moral is that you can get to know someone without forcing a reason to talk to them; just pick something relevant to the setting.”
—Julie Z.