What else could make or break a first impression than a pick-up line?
Living in such close quarters with 40,000 other people makes being noticed difficult. Maybe this is why guys feel the need to come up with quirky, or not so tactful, comments to grab our attention.
We look further into the thought process with a male sophomore Penn Stater, as he explains the possible intentions behind pick-up lines.
â€œIf Iâ€™m trying to pick up a girl, I usually just talk to her and hint that I think sheâ€™s good looking, [but I] treat her the same as any other girl,â€ he says. â€œYou canâ€™t be like, â€˜youâ€™re the most beautiful girl Iâ€™ve seenâ€™ because most of the time girls like a challenge, so I can hint that they are pretty but not go overboard.â€
Interesting. Well, ladies, when we think about pick-up lines, should we consider how we act when weâ€™re out and about? Perhaps what weâ€™re putting off is that we love the chase, and maybe thatâ€™s where the pick-up lines come into play.
We went to the streets and asked some guys what pick-up lines theyâ€™ve used.
Another sophomore shares a rather adorable pick-up line with us.
â€œYou grab her hand and draw a line down the middle, and you ask her, â€˜if there are two puppies on each side of the line, how do they cross the line?â€™ When she says, â€˜I donâ€™t knowâ€™, you say, â€˜I don’t know either; I just wanted to hold your hand!â€™â€ he says.
There are definitely ways for men to be considerate when trying to pick up a girl. Here are a few more flirt-worthy ones!
â€œHow much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!â€
â€œDo you have an extra heart? Mineâ€™s been stolen.â€
â€œDo you have a band-aid? I just scraped my knee falling for you.â€
Okay, so theyâ€™re kind of corny, but well intentioned nonetheless. Here are some, umm, interesting pick-up lines that may not exactly be sweep-her-off-her-feet appropriate.
â€œAre you wearing space pants? That booty is out of this world!â€
-At a convenience store in front of the condom section- â€œWhy are they always out of magnum-sized condoms?!â€
â€œScrew me if Iâ€™m wrong, but have we met before?â€
â€œYou must work at subway because youâ€™re giving me a foot-long!â€
Well, not everyone can be smooth, but at least theyâ€™re to the pointâ€¦right?
Boys and girls alike can learn a lesson from this one. Gals, maybe we should reconsider what kind of guy weâ€™re looking for. Guys, maybe you should reconsider what youâ€™re trying picking upâ€”the girl, or a piece of meat!