If you have no fear of potentially being embarrassed, then these corny pick-up lines are for you. Use them discreetly and wisely and above all, don’t say you found these pick-up lines at Greeting Card Poet. It’s a fine line between saying something cute and clever and saying something that will make eyes roll.
In the case of pick-up lines, corny can be good occasionally because it can bring on a giggle or a smile which is a great icebreaker. But, as always, be careful and choose your corny pick up line wisely. You only get one chance to make a good impression.
A cringe-worthy pick-up line might be old fashioned or tiresome and the reaction could vary from mildly amused to simply painful. Corny pick-up lines are typically cheesy, oftentimes falsely sincere. Many try to be funny but don’t hit home. A pun is commonly the basis for a corny pick up line.
13 Best Corny Pick Up Lines
1.) This must be a gallery because you are a work of art. (Try not to laugh when you say this.)
2.) Are you Australian? Because you meet all of my koala-fications. (Deliver this line with your best Crocodile Dundee accent.)
3.) My head just exploded because you are the bomb. (Hmmm…just might work.)
4.) I know this is going to sound cheesy, but together we’d rock. (Really? Just really?)
5.) You must be a love ninja because you snuck into my heart. (This will make them cry.)
6.) I’ll give you three wishes if your first wish is for me. (I’m not sure, but I think Aladdin tried this once.)
7.) You know what you would really look beautiful in? My arms. (Give it a try and let me know what happens.)
8.) Somebody call the cops because it has got to be illegal to look as good as you. (It doesn’t get much cheesier than this.)
9.) If you were a library book, I’d check you out. (This might elicit a groan.)
10.) Was that an earthquake or did you just rock my world? (Again, try not to laugh.)
11.) You must be a professional boxer because you are a knockout. (Actually, works for girls and guys.)
12.) How are things in heaven because you must be an angel. (The angel thing is always a good fall back.)
13.) I think I may need glasses because all I can see is you. (This only works if you don’t wear glasses.)
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Definition of Corny
What is the definition of corny anyway? Technically the definition is something that is cheap, unpleasant and blatantly inauthentic. It’s that last part that’s the killer… inauthentic. Here you’re trying to strike up a conversation with an attractive gal or guy and you’re perceived as inauthentic because you used a cheesy pick-up line. Corny and cheesy, the romantic double whammy. Here are some cheesy pick-up lines (that are pretty corny too) with some tips about them. If you decide to use any of them, we wish you good luck.
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Women and men can spot false sincerity from across the room, but especially women. George Burns said, “Sincerity – if you can fake it, you’ve got it made.” The problem is the faking part. A prospective romantic interest will instinctively know when you are faking it. If you can deliver the line with an honest and seriousness you might get away with it. But starting with a pick-up line that is already bordering on false sincerity you have a difficult task and you might just come off as corny.
14.) You are definitely the answer to my prayers, and God sent me here.
15.) Pinch me, you’re so hot I must be dreaming.
16.) Even if I searched every corner of Google, I couldn’t find someone as beautiful as you.
17.) Either the furnace is broken or you’re so hot you’re melting the room.
18.) I think your beauty would last to infinity and beyond.
19.) We’re not matching socks, but I think we’d make a great pair.
20.) You’re brighter than the sun and lovelier than the moon.
21.) Your lips are like skittles and I want to taste the rainbow.
22.) It must feel strange being the most beautiful girl in the room.
23.) I’m lost, can you give me directions to your heart?
24.) I would say God bless you, but it looks like he already did.
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25.) There must be something wrong with my cell phone because it doesn’t have your number in it.
26.) Life without you is like a broken pencil, it’s pointless.
27.) Are you lost? Heaven is a long way from here.
28.) If looks could kill, I’d be dead right now.
29.) Here’s a proposition, I’ll give you a kiss and if you don’t like it, you can return it.
30.) Kiss me if I’m wrong, we drive on the left side of the road.
31.) Can you add me to your “to do” list?
32.) I already wrote it in my diary so kiss me to make the entry true.
33.) How’d you like to feel my shirt? They’re made of boyfriend material.
34.) I went to my doctor and he told me I have a serious deficiency of Vitamin U.
35.) You are so sweet that you’re giving me a toothache.
36.) I currently live in my parents’ house, can I move in with you?
37.) Your face must be magnetic because it pulled me over here.
38.) I swear you must be a model because I’ve seen you on the cover of Vogue.
39.) Sorry to bother you but do you know what time it is? My watch stopped when I got next to you.
40.) Yes, it’s true, I am Mr. Right.
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Have Fun With It
Nothing is worse than saying something that’s meant to be funny and it falls flat. Whatever you do, don’t start your pick-up line with “this is going to make you laugh.” In a situation where you’re trying to initiate a conversation with a prospective love interest, you want to make the full impact with you’re opening line.
Again, if you pick a funny pick-up line that really isn’t funny, you’re going to come off as corny (the kiss of death, forget any real kissing.) One thing to do is get a solid read on your audience. Is the person you want to chat with serious, fun-loving, quirky, or shy. You’ll need a slightly different approach for all those types, but there is one universal principle that may help. Don’t be offensive and deliver your line with gusto. Have fun!
Punny Pick Ups
A good pun can be very effective, but a bad pun can be corny. A bad pun might be “going vegetarian is a missed steak.” While a good pun (even usable in a social setting) might be “do you want a kiss (and while the victim has a shocked expression on her or his face, pulling out a bag of Hershey’s kisses. Use puns wisely and they can be an effective conversational weapon, use them poorly and go home alone.
42.) Are you French because Eiffel for you.
43.) If you were words on a page, you’d be fine print.
44.) Do you like science because I’ve got my eye on you.
45.) Are you a banana because I find you a peeling.
46.) If you were a triangle, you’d be a cute one.
47.) Are you from Tennessee because you’re the only ten I see.
48.) If you were a fruit, you’d be a fine-apple.
49.) Are you Israeli ’cause you Israeli hot.
50.) You must be from Starbucks because I like you a latte.
51.) I seem to have lost your number, what was it again?
52.) You must be a broom because you swept me off my feet.
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53.) Baby, if you were words on a page, they’d be calling you “FINE Print.”
54.) I don’t believe in love at first sight, but I’m willing to make an exception in your case.
55.) Honey, are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got “fine” written all over you.
56.) Do you mind if I follow you home? My parents always told me to follow my dreams.
57.) Sorry for staring… I thought your face was a work of art.
58.) There must be something wrong with my eyes, I can’t take them off you.
59.) I seem to have misplaced my phone number, can I have yours?
60.) I’m writing a book. (Her: What kind?) A phone book and it’s missing your number.
61.) Are you a camera? ‘Cause every time I look at you I smile.
62.) Are you from Memphis? Because you’re the only Ten-I-See.
63.) When I look at you I’m reminded of a campfire. Super hot and I want s’more.
64.) If you were a library book, I’d check you out.
65.) Are you religious? Because you’re the answer to all my prayers.
66.) Roses are red, violets are blue, how would you like it if I came home with you?
67.) Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.
Corniest Pick Ups
68.) I’m going for a walk… will you hold this? (hold out your hand)
69.) Have you any raisins? No? Well, how about a date?
70.) Can I take a photo of you? I want to share with Santa what I want for Christmas.
71.) Tell your boyfriend he’s a lucky guy.
72.) I think you dropped something? (Her: What?) Your standards… Hi, my name is…
73.) On a scale of 1 to 10, you’re a 9. And, I’m the one you need.
How to avoid being too corny
We always try to be cool, but often we try so hard that we wind up being corny and uncool. Try to avoid being hackneyed, nothings worse than the moan or long pause that comes after delivering a corny pick-up line. You just don’t what to be “that guy or gal” at the bar who isn’t hip, is uncool, and delivering an overused pick-up line. You don’t want to be too silly, just silly enough to gain the attention of the person you want to flirt with, Whatever you do, don’t start a pick-up line with I know it sounds corny, but…if you do that, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
The best way to not be corny is to try and establish trust with another person. If they trust you, they will believe you and you won’t come off as corny, Also, best to eliminate the use of cheesy, falsely sincere, not funny, or corny puns from your vocabulary. If you are not corny, you will also avoid corny’s uglier cousin: sappy.
Remember, if the corny approach doesn’t work, fall back on sincerity (or, even start there) with these two classics:
A.) Hello, how are you?
B.) Hi, my name is … (and say your name).
Like starting a joke at the beginning of a speech, any pick-up line can be high risk. These tamer approaches may work better for many. Good luck.
— Tim Moodie
As a copywriter and creative director, Tim has been asked to be corny at times for various assignments. Sure, he can play that role. But with a man born so cool, it’s a stretch.
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