If you have no fear of potentially being embarrassed, then these corny pickup lines are for you. Use them discreetly and wisely, and above all, don’t say you found these pickup lines here.
You know, it’s’ a fine line between saying something cute and clever and something that will make your eyes roll.
13 Best Corny Pickup Lines
1.) If I had to rate you on a scale of 1 to 10, I’d rate you a nine because I am the one you’re missing.
2.) Are you Australian? Because you meet all of my koala-fications. (Deliver this line with your best Crocodile Dundee accent.)
3.) I heard a thud. Did you drop from heaven? (Hmmm, it might work.)
4.) I know this will 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.)
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7.) Do you know what you would look beautiful in? My arms. (Give it a try, and let me know what happens.)
8.) Somebody calls 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 rock my world? (Again, try not to laugh.)
11.) You must be a professional boxer because you are a knockout. (Actually, it works for girls and guys.)
12.) How are things in heaven? Because you must be an angel. (The angel thing is always a good fallback.)
13.) I think I may need glasses because all I can see is you. (This only works if you don’t wear glasses.)
Cheesy Conversation Starters
Women and men can spot false sincerity from across the room, 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 honestly and seriously, you might get away with it. But starting with a pickup line already bordering on false sincerity, you have a difficult task, and you might just come off as corny.
14.) You are 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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Funny Pickup Lines
25.) There must be something wrong with my cell phone because it doesn’t have your number on 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 kiss you, 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, who told me I have a severe 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 pickup 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 pickup line that isn’t funny, you’ll 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 one universal principle 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 lousy 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 their 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 because you Israeli hot?
50.) You must be from Starbucks because I like 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.
Good Ice Breakers
53.) Baby, if you were words on a page, they’d call 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? Because 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.
Bad Pick Up Lines
74.) Wanna get lucky?
(Short and stupid, the answer is always going to be “no.”)
75.) What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?
It (Possibly the most over-used pickup line of all time. Don’t say it, don’t say it.)
76.) If you have a few more drinks, I might start looking good.
(This only works if you pay for the drinks.)
77.) Are there any more at home like you?
(This only works if you’re the wingman or wing woman.)
78.) It’s handy that I have a library card because I’m checking you out.
(If you want any chance for this to work, you should hold your library card visibly in your hand when you deliver it.)
79.) Gee, you don’t sweat much for a girl your size.
(There is no way you can talk your way out of this pickup line)
80.) If you were a burger at McDonald’s, you’d be a McGorgeous!
(Huh? Mickey-D’s’ probably isn’t’ the restaurant you want to associate a possible mate with.)
81.) (Hold your hand out and say…) Do my fingers smell funny?
(Nothing funny about it, and it’s going to get you nowhere fast.)
82.) I’ve had a fair amount to drink, and you don’t look too bad.
(Again, no way to talk yourself out of this hole.)
83.) Of course, I’m acting nuts. You drive me crazy.
(If you do act a little crazy, it enhances the effect, but act too crazy, and it’s embarrassing.)
Dumb Pickup Lines
84.) If you were a steak, you would be well done. (Groan.)
85.) Where have you been all my life? (This line will never work.)
86.) Are you a cake because I want a piece of that? (This embarrassing pickup line could get you slapped.)
87.) Your place or mine? (This pickup line will get you no place.)
Flirty Pickup Lines
Sometimes a pickup line can be just plain confusing. What is the person trying to say? They said what? It could be just a simple misunderstanding.
A simple line like “Your hair smells nice” can be totally misconstrued. Especially if the person delivering the line has his face buried in your hair. Creepy, just creepy.
If the recipient of the pickup line says, “Huh?” You’re in trouble. Or if she says, “what does that even mean?” You’re also in a bad place. So, let’s give examples of confusing pickup lines that you should not use at any cost.
88.) Are you at a 45-degree angle because you’re a cutie?
89.) Can I be your personal teddy bear and sleep on your bed?
90.) There’s a magnet in my clothes, and I’m attracted to your buns of steel.
91.) Girl, you got more legs than a bucket of chicken!
92.) You’ve got the whitest teeth I’ve ever seen!
93.) What’s your favorite silverware because I like to spoon!
94.) My two favorite letters of the alphabet are E.Z.
95.) Your Daddy must be a drug lord because you’re dope.
Stupid Chat Up Lines
96.) I’ve got a thirst, baby, and you smell like Gatorade.
97.) Excuse me, but I think you dropped something. My jaw.
98.) Is your mom a chicken because you are egg-cellent!
99.) I feel like a Corvette because I couldn’t stop myself from accelerating to you.
Bad Pickup Lines for Girls
Do you know the pickup line that makes you scrunch up your face and maybe gives you the shivers? That’s a cringe-worthy pickup line. It can be suggestive, overly flirtatious, or just plain stupid.
Some of these pickup lines could do more damage than good. A short pickup line like” Hi, you’ll do” can be just as ill-received as a line like, “Is your last name Ritz? Cause you’re a real cracker.”
Face it. You may be out of the game if you dare to use a cringe-worthy pickup line. Here are some cringe-worthy pickup lines. Read and use them at your own risk.
100.) I feel like a pizza—a pizza you.
101.) Was your mother a beaver? Because damn!
102.) You must be a tower because Eiffel for you.
103.) Hello, the voices in my head told me to come to see you.
104.) This must be a gallery because you are a work of art. (Try not to laugh when you say this.)
105.) I believe in God because you’re the answer to my prayers.
106.) Quick, pass me the inhaler. You took my breath away.
107.) You’re hotter than the bottom of my laptop.
108.) I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make your bedrock.
109.) Do you like bacon? Wanna strip?
110.) Hey, baby, do you have any cavities? I can check it out with my tongue.
Horrible Pick Up Lines
This is probably the worst subset of the bad pickup lines. If you are dumb enough to think that one of these lines will work, you need professional help. Just imagine delivering the line….” You smell. We should go take a shower together.”
Inappropriate and offensive, a twofer, but not the kind you want. An offensive pickup line will get the proverbial door slammed in your face at the speed of light. Stay away from the Pickup lines listed below, and you should be okay.
111.) Do you work at Starbucks because I love you a latte?
112.) Good thing I’m’ wearing gloves because you are too hot to handle.
113.) Are you a parking ticket? Because you have “fine” written all over you.
114.) What is on the menu? Me – N – U!
Worst Pickup Lines
115.) Other than being beautiful, what do you do for a living?
116.) Are you tired? You’ve been running through my mind all night.
117.) Do you like plums? How about a date?
118.) I’ve’ got my iPhone, and you have your phone number… imagine the possibilities.
Bad Pickup Lines from the Movies
The movies are notorious for using pickup lines, both good and bad. At Greeting Card Poet, we watch many films, and we’d say that the bad pickup lines outnumber the good pickup lines.
Many of you remember Renée Zellweger saying, “You had me at hello,” to Tom Cruise. But the movies seem to have more cheesy and inappropriate pickup lines.
119.) “Do you wash your pants in Windex™? Because I can see myself in them.”
Mike Meyers from the movie Austin Powers – is one of many terrible pickup lines that Austin Powers uses.
120.) “You give me premature ventricular contractions; you make my heart skip a beat.”
Natalie Portman delivers this line in the movie No Strings Attached.
121.) “We should mate, uh, date! I said we should date sometimes, you know, socially.”
Ben Stiller in the movie Dodgeball.
122.) “I just want to tell you that you look like my dog.”
From the movie 17 Again.
123.) “Your eyes are amazing, do you know that? You should never shut them, not even at night.”
Oliver Martinez to Diane Lane in the movie Unfaithful.
124.) “I don’t know how to put this, but I’m kind of a big deal.”
Will Ferrell in Anchorman.
125.) You’re everything I never knew I always wanted.
Mathew Perry in Only Fools Rush In.
Even a classic like Gone With the Wind had this line delivered by Clark Gable’s character Rhett Butler to Vivien Leigh’s Scarlett O’Hara, “You need kissing badly. That’s what’s wrong with you. You should be kissed often and by someone who knows how.”
Not a particularly bad pickup line, but certainly inappropriate (it was a kinder, gentler time when everything wasn’t so politically correct.) So, enjoy these bad pickup lines from the movies. Just don’t use them.
General Delivery Tips
In pickup 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 pickup line wisely. You only get one chance to make a good impression.
A cringe-worthy pickup line might be old-fashioned or tiresome, and the reaction could vary from mildly amused to simply painful. Corny pickup lines are typically cheesy and often falsely sincere. Many try to be funny but don’t hit home. A pun is commonly the basis for a corny pickup line.
Definition of Corny
What is the definition of corny anyway? Technically the definition is cheap, unpleasant, and blatantly inauthentic. It’s that last part that’s the worst… inauthentic.
You’re trying to talk with an attractive gal or guy. You’re perceived as inauthentic because you used a cheesy pickup line: Corny and cheesy, the romantic double whammy.
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. Avoid being hackneyed; nothing is worse than the moan or long pause after delivering a corny pickup line.
You don’t what to be “that guy or gal” at the bar who isn’t hip, uncool, and delivers an overused pickup 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 pickup line with I know it sounds corny, but…if you do that, you’re setting yourself up for failure.
The best way to avoid being corny is to establish trust with another person. If they trust you, they will believe you, and you won’t come off as trite. 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 pickup line can be high risk. These tamer approaches may work better for many. Good luck.
By Tim Moodie
Tim has often been asked to be corny for various assignments as a copywriter and creative director. Sure, he can play that role. But with a man born so cool, it’s’ a stretch.
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