The Best Pick Up Lines That Actually Work

Posted by , Updated on December 11, 2023

You’re wondering to yourself if these are the best pick up lines that actually work. Well, you won’t know till you try them out! Pick up lines are known for their funny cheesy qualities and sometimes even crude demeanor. However, there is something romantic about pick up lines. The hopes of making a stranger fall in love with you with a simple quick conversation starter could make any cynical romantic weak at their knees. Let’s face it, as much as people hate to pick up lines, most of the time, they actually work. In this article, you will find some of the best pick up lines of all time. Dare if you will and try them out for yourself. Don’t forget that a confident smile, a good attitude and being yourself goes a long way!



Something's wrong with my eyes because I can't take them off of you.

green eyes

This is an obvious (and cheesy) pick up line, but the subtle compliment might open doors and hearts.


I think I dropped my phone. Can you call it?


It’s pretty obvious how this one helps you out. It’s tricksy, but if used for good, it might lead to a first date.


I’d go back inside if I was you. You’re brightness is making the sun look dim!


It’s a bold move, but it actually worked. This little gem was said to a Redditor. Someone came up, stopped her in her tracks, and said it, making her laugh and want to talk to him.


Hi, you're really pretty.


This one cuts right to the chase, shows that you’re willing to put yourself out there, and compliments the person.


Hi, I'm [Name]. Someone said you were looking for me.


If they ask who, whatever you do, don’t say “God.”


Besides being gorgeous, what do you do for living?

man and woman talking

I don't mean to brag but I'm actually Hagrid’s secret love child.


It’s weird, silly, kind of funny, and if you say it to a Potterhead, you’ll likely win major points.


On a scale of ten, you're a nine and I'm the only one you need.


Numbers! They’re always a sure fire way to make you more attractive. Plus, this might be a good barometer for the person’s IQ if they look confused.


Are you a List25 article? Because I can't stop checking you out.

list 25

Okay, we admit, this is just shameless. But, then again, if you know someone who’s a fan of our stuff, it might not hurt.


Those shoes look amazing on you.


If you're at a friend's party, ask: "How do you know the host?"


It’s simple, easy, and doesn’t come across as a pick up line. Once they answer your question though, you better have a couple more to follow up.


Hi. My friend over there is shy and he wants to know if you think I'm cute.


This might work for a number of reasons. First, it’s less direct. Second, they could feel compelled to answer a question coming from someone else rather than yourself. Just be ready for an honest answer.


Something is wrong with this check. Your number is not on it.


Clearly, this only works if you’re at a restaurant and saying it to the service staff. Still, it’s a smooth move and might get you a number in the process.


If I had a star for ever time you brightened my day, I'd have a galaxy.


Mentioning stars, galaxies, and universes are always a good bet with pick up lines. It encapsulates beauty and depth. Stay away from quasars, black holes, and red giants, though.


Can I take a picture with you to show Santa what I want for Christmas?


Who doesn’t like taking selfies? If they say yes, it will forever document your first encounter, becoming a pretty great memory if you end up together.


Feel my shirt. It's made of boyfriend material.


There is something cute about being funny. A cheeky line like this will have the person you are interested in touching your clothes sooner than you expected.


What’s your favorite way to spend a weekend?


It’s a hard way to break the ice, but its direct and specific enough that it might lead to a great conversation.


I'm sorry, were you talking to me?

Are you talking to me

If they answer no, you should respond with “Would you like to?” It’s a bold move, walking into the void, but it just might pay off.


You may be asked to leave soon. You are making everyone else look bad.

Leave Soon

Your location, timing, and delivery is key with this one. For instance, this wouldn’t work well if you said it to someone in a grocery store parking lot.


You look like (insert famous person here).

Famous Person

This is suppose to make the person feel good about themselves. Giving someone a compliment in a subtle way makes them more likely to talk to you.


Is this seat taken?

Seat Taken?

This works well if there is an empty seat next to the person you want to approach. If they say no, sit down, strike up a conversation, and introduce yourself.


I dare you to let me buy you a drink.

buy you a drink

Most people want to live by their adventurous side. Daring them rather than asking traditionally is another unique way in trying to buy someone a drink.


What's for dinner?

Grocery Shopping

This works best in a grocery store, super market or any food aisle. Asking “What are you making for dinner?” is a great way to score a new recipe or even better a phone number.


You have a great aura. Do you meditate?


Who doesn’t like to hear that they have a great aura? Also, this gives you a chance to ask what they are into which may lead to further conversations about hobbies and spiritual beliefs.


You look so familiar to me. Have we met before?

Have I met you before?

There is beauty in simplicity. A subtle approach is more likely to get the person to engage in conversation. Beginning a conversation with a question you are bound to get an answer.

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