Why Use a Pickup Line?
Getting someone’s attention is not an easy task. Countless movies and television shows have showcased the ordeal of a character trying to do so and failing. More often than not, this is due to them using an overly cheesy or overtly sexual pickup line that falls flat. Pickup lines have always had a negative reputation, but that is ill-deserved for the most part. When used correctly, these can help you establish a connection with anyone you’re interested in by doing the following:
1. Getting the ball rolling – It’s difficult to start a conversation with a stranger, especially if you are interested in them. A pickup line is a great opener – as long as you choose the right one.
2. Breaking the ice – Approaching and being approached by a stranger can be nerve-wracking and awkward. A funny pickup line can definitely help relieve the tension and make the atmosphere friendlier, thus setting the scene for a conversation.
3. Making them comfortable – This is an important step when trying to connect with a stranger. If they are at ease in your company, they are more likely to talk to and spend time with you. One of the best ways to achieve this is to start your interaction with a funny or witty pickup line that will have them answering back to you in no time.
4. Providing a glimpse of who you are – Your choice of a pickup line as well as how you deliver it will provide a small window into your personality that the person you’re interested in will definitely pick up on. They are more likely to open themselves up to you if they like what they see.
When and Where Can You Use a Pickup Line?
The short answer to this is anywhere and anytime – barring any place and occasion dictated by common sense and decency. For instance, you shouldn’t be chatting anyone up in a funeral service, or spouting pickup lines to someone looking distressed in a hospital waiting room.
For a concrete answer, some of the typical places wherein pickup lines are often used are in schools/universities, parks, grocery stores, and of course, bars or nightclubs. As for events, many social gatherings are a great venue to meet new people. Just make sure, though, that you observe the person you are interested in first before making a move. If their demeanor suggests that they would rather be left alone, it might be best to keep your distance.
You can also make use of pickup lines to connect with someone online via social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter, and dating sites such as Tinder. But before you do, make sure you’ve done your homework. Connecting online is a different battle not only because it’s harder to make a good impression, but also because it’s easier for a person to lose interest in you. Here’s a tip: stand out with a bio that’s short but clever. If you’ve set your sights on someone, take a look at their feed to see how they are, as well as what they like and who they follow. The information you obtain can help you determine which pickup lines to use, and how to proceed once you get their attention.