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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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From the comments:

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! ;)