Pick up lines are an appetizer of necessity for the insecure. --Al Somers
A guy goes into a bar and scopes out nature’s best, finds his mark and then approaches her, breaking the ice with a pick up/chat up line. “Excuse me, have you ever had sex with a stranger? …’No?’ Well then, let me introduce myself.” The endgame, of course, is to chat up the bird/pick up the chick. But do pick up lines really work?
Many a guy, usually young ones, will swear by them. In fact, oftentimes the “pick up artist” scores. However, little does he realize that the apparent efficacy of those clever little one-liners is an illusion. Pick up lines are by nature contrived and artificial, which is the antithesis of sincerity and genuineness. (Not to mention, they are very often hokey and just plain silly.) So, how can any woman of maturity and discernment take them seriously? One can just as easily forgo the canned line and ad lib about the weather and be just as successful with the fairer sex. For one, sexual attraction is virtually instantaneous. It’s either there or it’s not (although attraction can develop over time, but not so much in a bar setting.) Secondly, it’s confidence, the right amount of poise and aggressiveness in the male, not to mention uniqueness, that attracts a receptive woman, not some prepared attention-getter. In short, if the gal at the bar is already attracted to the male approaching her, if she’s currently available, and even remotely receptive to meeting someone in a pub, then the very utterance of a pick up line is rendered moot. Pick up lines are for the insecure; moreover, any guy who swears by them is naïve in this regard. And any girl who is swept off of her feet by them, is probably immature at best.