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A guide to pick up lines that work and the ones that don’t

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Earlier this week, we discussed the best places to meet people during your spring break vacation.

Now, we bring you the “how-to” part of our dating guide. While some might find pick-up lines cheesy, others don’t know any other way to meet girls or guys.

Our list of the best and worst pick up lines will help you start-up a sexy conversation and avoid getting a $5 martini (or margarita) thrown in your face. We’d like to thank for their helpful suggestions.


“Sorry, but you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine.” Not only is this clever, it’s flattering. Try this one and if they laugh you’re golden. If not, move on to the next person you find attractive.

“Damn, if being sexy was a crime, you’d be guilty as charged!” This pick-up line could be dangerous, you don’t want to suggest anything is wrong with being sexy, but normally it’s a good pick for someone a little desperate and plenty horny.

“Your eyes are blue, like the ocean. And baby, I’m lost at sea.” Romantic and sweet, this one is perfect for both genders. Girls will feel paid attention to while guys will just blush at the compliment.

“Let’s make like a fabric softener and ‘Snuggle'” might be the most adorable pick up line we’ve heard in a while. Save it for the end of the night when you know things are going well and just remember to take things at a pace that’s comfortable for both of you.

“If it weren’t for that DAMNED sun, you’d be the hottest thing ever created.” Hahahahahahaha, ba-dum pshhhhhhh!

“Apart from being sexy, what do you do for a living?” Not only does this offer a compliment, it starts a conversation that won’t feel forced. Everyone does something for a living, even if you are only a student.


“My love for you is like diarrhea, I just can’t hold it in.” This is a very, very bad idea. Not only are you announcing that you have bathroom problems, but you also claim “love” at first sight. They’ll be out the door before you can even finish your sentence.

“Your daddy must have been a baker, because you’ve got a nice set of buns.” While the intent here is great (and delicious?), do not mention parents or other people, really. No one ever knows who has Daddy issues until the “D” word comes out. Also, buns? Really? Just no.

“You be the Dairy Queen and I’ll be your Burger King: You treat me right, and I’ll do it your way.” Fast food is never the way to someone’s heart. It’s cheap and not very nutrious.They’re response will probably go like this: “ARE YOU CALLING ME FAT?! [What? oh, no! I just….] YOU WERE! YOU WERE CALLING ME FAT!” Cue: drink in face.

“Is your name Katrina? [No, why?] ‘Cuz baby, you rock me like a hurricane!” Hmmm, while it may be fun to say “rock me like a hurricane,” Katrina and pick up lines do(space)not make a match in heaven. Plus that song is like 30 years old, now.

“Wow! Are those real?” Oh my, isn’t that just a bit too direct.

“Fuck me if I’m wrong, but isn’t your name Laura?” There are many things wrong with this sentence. One, you’re flat-out asking for sex. Two, this could make you look like a massive ho. Three,what if her name is Laura?

We’re sure you can think of others, but these are some prime examples along with the rules on what’s hot to say and what’s not.