i generally, as a rule, really despise pick-up lines…and the whole “dating” scene. i find pick-up lines to be rather insincere and patronizing. i ask myself…what self-respecting woman, or man, would fall for something…a pick-up line…so meaningless and hokey.
do pick-up lines lead to anything more that a “hook-up?”
who comes up with these lines?
why do people feel the need to open up a conversation with a seemingly “empty” platitude?
i have never really heard a pick-up line that i liked. i have heard some that i felt were clever, even laughable…but, really just obnoxious overall. i will, however, share something that did “work” on me…embarrassing…as it may be.
a friend and i decided to go and walk around the pride festival one year in balboa park. we were walking around…minding our own business, when we walked past a tent…where people were dancing on a dance floor. i don’t dance…so…i wanted to just keep on walking, but, my friend wanted to go and dance. i stood to the side of the dance floor and waited very impatiently for her to get done with her “one dance.” at one point…i happened to look up…and make eye contact with someone…as i had been averting my eyes…making sure not to lock in on anyone. i felt my face go red and hot…i started to walk away. someone yelled at me…i looked up…and i saw the girl that i had locked eyes with. she was looking at me. she threw an imaginary lasso rope around me…and preceded to “pull” me in. i was completely mortified…and i “ran” away. in the end…i was later “chased” down by this strange girl, and she was successful in her quest to get my phone number.
i am not proud of it…but, that was a “pick-up” that was used successfully on me.