Pick up lines get a bad rap for being cringeworthy, but they can be an effective way to break the ice and start a conversation. The key is to use them selectively and in the right circumstances.
Using a pick up line in the wrong context can backfire and make you look uncouth. For example, you wouldn’t want to use one when talking to a coworker about the latest office gossip. It’s also important to be genuine and show that you are interested in the person beyond their physical appearance. Women are used to men objectifying them and trying to get in their pants, so if you seem insincere or just out to hook up, she won’t respond well.
A good pick up line should be situational and playful. It’s like a joke that catches someone off guard in a funny way. If you can find a way to tie your line into something that is happening in the moment, it will be even more effective. For instance, if you are at a bar and you see her eyeing the guy next to you, you could say “So, what’s your drink of choice?”
Remember to deliver these lines with a subtle mix of suave confidence and sincerity. If you sound too confident, she may think that you are trying to impress her and will see through the line. If you sound insincere, she will know that you are not really interested in her and won’t give you her number.