The Best Pickup Line, Ever
Most people have used, or at least heard, some of the most cheesy pickup lines out there. It makes many people shake their heads, and usually does not result in the desired effect. Nevertheless, many men are still in search for the perfect pickup line, the line that makes most women melt in a split second.
Pickup lines have something deceiving to them. On the one side, they express compliments, up to the extreme in such a way, that they are supposed to be both bold and funny. On the other side, pickup lines express something very different, namely the desire of the person using them to be liked, and to manipulate the other person into doing something. For this reason, regular pickup lines simply cannot work. Most women have heard all possible variations in their lives, and they are not thought to be either funny, original, or anything else. But more importantly, using standard and cheesy pickup lines indicates a certain level of insecurity, immaturity, and obviously a need to use them.
So, are pickup lines useless?
It depends on how you define pickup lines. If a pickup line is one of the cheesy ‘I will make you melt when you hear this’ lines, then probably yes. But if to you pickup lines are a way to initiate conversations, then there is something very powerful and honest you can say. It is nothing but one simple word:
Maybe you expected something else. Perhaps you expected something that will sweep women off their feet on the spot. But the truth is, that in the end you will need to indulge in some conversation, even if it only a short one. A simple ‘hi’ is a great, honest and open way to initiate a conversation. It shows the fact that you noticed her, and that you felt it to appropriate to greet her; you are not hitting on her, or expose your intention that typical pickup lines do.
But there is more. A simple ‘hi’ will evoke a reaction from her side. If she greets back, smiles at you, and endeavors to establish eye contact, it is a very strong indication of interest. On the other side, if she says nothing, or says ‘hi’ back without any emotional expression on her face, or even if she ignores you, you have not lost anything. In fact, as a man, you have had the courtesy to notice her and greet as is appropriate, and she did not have the courtesy to return the favor.
A ‘hi’ is the first phase of a conversation. If she greets back, and it seems she is interested, you can indulge in a conversation, and get to know each other. Even if you use a cheesy pickup line, you will still have to indulge into conversation. But going from a pickup line to a relaxed and amusing conversation is much more difficult that after you greeted with a simple ‘hi’.
Yes, ‘hi’ is more powerful than many people think. I am sure, many women would welcome the idea of men not using any cheesy pickup lines anymore. But on the other hand, that would give them nothing to laugh about.