Opening Lines That Don't Work Anymore
By Paola Hernandez, Copy Cutie
First impressions are vital, whether you’re off or online. In order to be successful in catching someone’s eye, you need to muster the right phrase. The last thing you would want is to get shot down before your interest gets to know you. When venturing into the world of online dating, what you send through that inbox will decide whether or not they’ll bother checking out your profile. Nothing turns me off quicker than an overused pickup line or hearing a phrase that took no effort. Want to get that person’s attention? Here are a few lines to avoid in both realities.
I Forgot My Phone Number, Can I Have Yours?
I will openly admit that I did fall for this line once. (However, I was in high school, and he happened to be really cute.) The technology we today have will not allow this to happen because your phone number is in your phone’s settings. Plus, we would get your number eventually being that every smart phone has some kind of caller id app or feature. The only possibly scenario for this still making a splash is if you’re traveling overseas. Whatever floats your boat, right?
Did It Hurt When You Fell From Heaven?
This is a line that has gone through the ages and needs to go into retirement. Nothing screams cliché more than calling this person an angel without wings. Something about this particular line has always irked me though. Wouldn’t you be the least bit concerned if you saw an angel on the street that lost their wings? From having experience with outdated lines, creativity is the key to success.
I can't believe someone like you is still single.
Well, if my online profile wasn’t evidence of that, you finally caught on. Yes, we are looking for love, so using this painfully obvious line isn’t what we came to the party for. This pick up has haunted cyberspace since people discovered that you could find love online. It shows that you didn’t take the time out to read their strategically planned out profile, or you have no motivation to make true conversation.
The art of the pick-up line is learned through experience and advice. Playing the dating game the right way will get you the best prize, the person who had caught your eye. At the end of the day, just be yourself, which means original and witty. They’re going to get to know the real you, so play it smart.
What lines have you heard of that are severely outdated? Share your worse old-fashioned lines with us in a comment below.