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“Oh, the things I would like to do with you!”

Another failed pick up line at the gym today.

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From the comments:

David: Bah, what are some “successful” pickup lines?

Zero: Successful pick lines are not really pickup lines. They are stated authentically in context of a particular situation. And it’s not so much what you say as how you say it.

Research indicates that we don’t pick up so much on the first line a stranger says to us, as much as how they say it. It takes a second to register. And by that time, the person has likely already decided whether they want to talk to you or not.

And in many cases, a woman has already decided if you are the sort of person she would sleep with in those first few minutes.

TLDR: Successful pickup lines are not lines. Be authentic.

Janene: True but i give a guy a chance and hear what he has to say. maybe I’m too picky because I can’t seem to find the right one.

Zero: How someone looks and carries themselves (confidence can make up somewhat for lack of good looks) can also make a HUGE impact.

I think what you said about being respectful is important. But context really matters. It’s
possible for someone to fumble over their words in a silly, potentially disrespectful way, and still make a connection. Self-deprecating humor and the ability to make someone laugh (set them as ease) really helps.

Charm goes along way, so long as it’s authentic and doesn’t come across as deceptive, manipulative, or overly smooth.

But staring at someone like a psycho, whistling, calling, or otherwise treating someone like an object isn’t going to help.

Janene: I agree Zero!! make me laugh and you got my attention! :)

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Marry that girl

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Inspired by a recent hit song, today I’ve decided I’m going to walk up to a girl and ask her to marry me.

And if she says no, I’m going to tell her I’m going to marry her anyway.

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Dawn: You rebel, you. Wait….if she says yes, what then? Onward w/ the ceremony?

Zero: Man, I better find a good one then. O_O

Dawn: LOL….well, yeah, you definitely want to be prepared for the yes!

Zero: So I should probably get to know the person then… to make sure I don’t get locked into anything I might regret…

Dawn: And stomp on all that spur of the moment fabulousness?! Well, perhaps it bears giving some extra time and thought. Say….oh, maybe a good extra five minutes or so before you pop the question.

Zero: I like the way you think!

You make everything groovy

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“WIIIIILD THING! .. .. .. You make my heart sing!”

Another failed pick-up line at the gym today.

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RE: The Troggs : Wild Thing (video)

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Danea: I have to share… I ‘liked’ this a few hours ago, then got off facebook & went about my business. I’m folding laundry & suddenly feel the urge to belt out ‘Wild Thing’! I was like what the hell, where did that come from… took me a second to remember! lol!

Zero: MUAHAHAHA!

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Limited time offer

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“Would you be into a really intense short-term relationship?”

Another failed pick up line at the gym today.

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Azmiri: That line works on the older ladies Zero…

Zero: WOOT!

Carl: I’ve heard of high-intensity interval training, but high-intensity interval-relationships?

Zero: Yes, HIIR. Burn through even more relationships in less time!

Christina: I enjoy an intense short term relationship. Never have to share the remote!

Unnatural selection

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“Hey ladies! Who wants a date!? No, not you. You either. Put your hands down.”

Another failed pick up line at the gym today.

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Melinda: “You want a date? June 6, 1944.”

Zero: I prefer July 21, 1969.

Melinda: Zero, we’re the most entertaining people I know.

Zero: Aw yeah. High-five!

Well that's inconvenient

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“I was going to call you today, but I don’t have your number.”

Another failed pick up line at the gym today.

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Kimberli: I actually think that one is kinda cute and could work, depending on the delivery!!

Zero: As with many of them — bad as they are — some could actually be “saved” if done in just the right way (proper approach, tone, body language…) with just the right person… at an appropriate time.

In many cases, when strangers approach other strangers and begin speaking, the person being spoken to doesn’t immediately register what is even being said. Instead they are drawing upon all these other factors — and their general sense of comfort and/or attraction to the speaker.

A person’s mind is often made up regarding that kind of immediate “interest” in another person before it has even registered what has been said.

Of course, what IS said does make a difference, but there are so many subtle nuances involved that it isn’t always easy to predict what will work or what won’t.

I’ve written about this before, and the best approach isn’t a pickup line. It’s authenticity. Or humor. Or both. :)

Kimberli: Exactly! ;)

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