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.
“If I’m trying to pick up a girl, I usually just talk to her and hint that I think she’s good looking, [but I] treat her the same as any other girl,” he says. “You can’t be like, ‘you’re the most beautiful girl I’ve seen’ because most of the time girls like a challenge, so I can hint that they are pretty but not go overboard.”
Interesting. Well, ladies, when we think about pick-up lines, should we consider how we act when we’re out and about? Perhaps what we’re putting off is that we love the chase, and maybe that’s where the pick-up lines come into play.
We went to the streets and asked some guys what pick-up lines they’ve used.
Another sophomore shares a rather adorable pick-up line with us.
“You grab her hand and draw a line down the middle, and you ask her, ‘if there are two puppies on each side of the line, how do they cross the line?’ When she says, ‘I don’t know’, you say, ‘I don’t know either; I just wanted to hold your hand!’” 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!
“How much does a polar bear weigh? Enough to break the ice!”
“Do you have an extra heart? Mine’s been stolen.”
“Do you have a band-aid? I just scraped my knee falling for you.”
Okay, so they’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.
“Are you wearing space pants? That booty is out of this world!”
-At a convenience store in front of the condom section- “Why are they always out of magnum-sized condoms?!”
“Screw me if I’m wrong, but have we met before?”
“You must work at subway because you’re giving me a foot-long!”
Well, not everyone can be smooth, but at least they’re to the point…right?
Boys and girls alike can learn a lesson from this one. Gals, maybe we should reconsider what kind of guy we’re looking for. Guys, maybe you should reconsider what you’re trying picking up—the girl, or a piece of meat!