The best pick up lines ever

By Alma Fabiani

Published Oct 6, 2020 at 12:41 PM

Reading time: 4 minutes


In this day and age, if you aren’t nailing online dating, you might end up feeling like you’ve got no other options left. Who even meets their new crush in a bar anymore? Close to no one, that’s for sure. The key to being a pro online dater is a good first impression. In other words, if your pick up lines are too cheesy or not funny, chances are you’re not doing it right. In order to help you be the best you can be at approaching potential targets, we’ve rounded the best pick up lines ever. Make sure you put these to good use!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, dating apps have seen a surge in users, which means you now have a lot more competitors out there fighting for your crush’s attention. That’s why it is crucial that you stand out from the crowd by showing a little more personality to come across as witty and clever. No more ‘hey cutie’, that’s easily overlooked and boring, we’re aiming for pick up lines that are simply unforgettable.

In order to reach such an achievement, here are a few things you should consider before hitting send.

Who you are should define your approach

This may sound obvious, but knowing your own personality is a good way to start. If you’re all wits, then be witty with your pick up line. If you’re more of a romantic, then don’t be afraid to go full-on cheesy—when done correctly, people love it! Whatever your personality is, own it.

Personalise it, don’t copy and paste it

Although we’re about to give you ready-made pick up line examples below, this doesn’t mean that you should select one and just send it to 50 people on your dating app of choice. If you have an interest in someone, then they deserve better. Think about crafting a unique pick up line for each of your Tinder Super Likes. This will show them that you’ve made the effort to notice something special about them, something that only someone who has paid attention to her profile will know. It’s all about making your match feel special!

Keep who you’re trying to impress in mind

Remember, quality over quantity! If you’ve checked someone’s profile and saw that it states they’re vegan, it goes without saying that a meaty joke probably won’t be well received. The best way to make a lasting impression is to nail the first one, so make sure you read their bio.

No creeping

What if you’ve followed all these steps, perfected the million-dollar pick up line and still, you’re left on read? Don’t worry, it happens to the best of us. The main thing is knowing when to draw the line. If someone doesn’t respond, don’t take it to heart and don’t be a creep. Sending two messages back to back reeks of desperation and can come across as more than a little pushy. Be respectful! They’re allowed to simply not be interested, just like you are with someone else.

Main styles of pick up lines

During your personal journey through the amazing world of dating apps, you’ll quickly discover that there are three main types of pick up lines. After you’ve worked out the type of personality that best suits you, you’ll be ready to craft your own style of pick up lines. Here are the three most common options.

Funny pick up lines

You just can’t beat funny and witty pick up lines. Not only will these make your match laugh but they will also keep them intrigued. After all, someone who’s bold enough to use a good joke as a first approach must be pretty confident—and just enough confidence is always attractive.

Cheesy pick up lines

Think puns, dad jokes, and full on cheese. While these kinds of pick up lines can often result in a lot of cringe, they’re worth it. The ones that appreciate cheesy pick up lines are definitely worth the wait.

Good pick up lines

We’re talking about the old school pick up lines—the ones that cut right to the chase. Picture James Bond-esque type of suave and sophistication. Never go too far or you might end up being ignored for sounding pretentious.

Best pick up lines ever

“So I’ve been trying to come up with a good psychology pickup line for you, but I’m aFreud I couldn’t come up with any.”

“You’re sweeter than 3.14.”

“If you were a vegetable you’d be a cute-cumber.”

“Describe your perfect match in just three GIFs.”

“I woke up thinking today was just another boring Monday, and then I saw your photo on my app.”

“Are you my appendix? Because this feeling in my stomach makes me want to take you out.”

“Are you made of copper and tellurium? Because you’re CuTe.”

“Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?”

“Are you the square root of 1? Because you seriously can’t be real!”

“Hello *pretends to be a waiter*. Here’s your icebreaker garnished with awkwardness.”

“Favourite meal: Thai, Italian or French?”

“You’re so gorgeous that you made me forget my best pick up line.”

“Titanic. That’s my icebreaker. What’s up?”

“What’s your favourite drink?”

“Are you a bank loan? Because you have my interest.”

“My mom told me not to talk to strangers online, but I’ll make an exception for you.”

“You look like a busy bee…any chance of adding me to your to-do list?”

“Hey, I’m writing an article on the finer things in life and I was hoping I could interview you.”

“If you could have any famous artist (dead or alive) paint your portrait, who would it be?”

“Pick a historical era, and I’ll try to come up with a pick up line related to that era.”

“You’re seriously cute, but here’s the dealbreaker: do you, or do you not eat marmite?”

Bonus: COVID-19 pick up lines

“Cough here often?”

“Stay home if you sicc. Come over if you thicc.”

“You smell so good, is that Purell you’re wearing?”

“Are you an N95 mask? Cause I want you on my face.”

“Hey, I wash my hands when there’s no pandemic too.”

“Is that hand sanitizer in your pocket, or are you just happy to be within 6 feet of me?”

“Wanna get closer than 6 feet?”

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