Believe it or not, people still really do use witty openers, and we’re here to prove it with the best pick up lines in America — for real. Most of us know that every woman has had her fair share of bad one liners. Conversely, every woman has a running list in her head of her top pick up lines. It’s true. We can recite the ones that have had us shaking in our shoes since they moment we heard them.
It’s also true that not all pickup lines are created equal. There are the great pickup lines, there are the good pickup lines and of course there are ones that are so bad they make you cringe. Think: “Are you from Tennessee? Because you are the only ten I see.” Gross, right?
Did your eyes roll at reading that one? Trust us, writing it was far from fun for us. But it illustrates the point that some methods for sparking that initial conversation are far more effective than others.
In 2022, what gets people in the mood? Is it confidence, is it a compliment? Hell, maybe it’s a nude photo. While us ladies certainly have our personal favorites, it turns out that Americans assert that certain types of pick up lines that work.
We felt a pressing need to find out what the best pick up lines in America were and we weren’t the only ones. Our friends at Bespoke Surgical asked over 3,000 Americans what type of pickup line is most appealing. So take note. Check out what works, what doesn’t, and what happens to be the best approach for picking up a member of your preferred sex.
5 Best Types of Pick Up Lines
1. Compliments will get you everywhere
This is certainly true for most Americans. Yes, this may seem overly simplistic. But, it works, and it works for most of America. When asked which type of pick up line turns them on most, residents in 27 states (over half of America) said compliments. A simple, “You have a great smile,” can go a long way.
2. Being funny is money
While some Americans prefer praise, others prefer humor––residents in 14 states said jokes turn them on most. We totally agree, as long as the punch line isn’t overly cheesy. Reddit has a few options that we like. “I want to take you to the movies, but they don’t let snacks in,” is a great option.
3. A flirty roast
The stragglers were a roast/flirty remark for the most popular in four states. What you really don’t want to do is offer up a lame flirtatious offering such as, “I lost my number, can I have yours?” Ew. Just. Ew.
4. Ask away
Oregonians prefer to be asked a question when it comes to pick up lines. “Hey you’re beautiful. Can I take you to dinner?” works much better than bad puns or “Titanic” quotes. Always opt for genuine questions over movie quotes or tired one-liners.
Speaking of movie quotes, for the love of all things, do not use a tired and busted up line from a TV show. We are here to tell you, they don’t work.
5. Sex, sex, sex
It’s not breaking news to say that the majority of cis men (54%) would welcome a sexual pick up line. That is not the case for all ladies. Just over a quarter of women (28%) would welcome a pick up line with a sexual undertone.
Sex and physical intimacy is after all is an important factor in building a long last relationship. So, own it.
The United States of Flirting – We tell you which types are the best pick up lines in America, and which are likely to get you splashed by a drink.