From Awkward to Alluring: 5 Types of Guys Who Actually Use Pick Up Lines
As flattering as it is to tirelessly receive confirmation that you are the most gorgeous, coveted girl at the bar, sometimes the pickup lines used to convey these ideas are enough to make a girl vom. Nearly all men have an inner pick up artist looking for a canvas to paint, however their skills span the spectrum from finger painter to Picasso. As a shining target of every man’s affection, you have undoubtedly encountered these five types of men and their unique methods of hitting on you:
1. He’s Socially Incompetent
The most gag-worthy type of pick up line you can receive is the stereotypically lame one-liner. The guy who uses this technique is socially awkward, delusional, and over-confident. He is probably also 35-years-old and still lives at home. When he delivers these lines, imagine him in his underwear playing video games and eating Fruit Loops…because that’s what he was doing three hours ago:
“Was that an earthquake, or did u just rock my world?”
“If you were a booger, I’d pick you first”
“Can I take a picture of you, so I can show Santa just what I want for Christmas?”
2. He’s Ugly
This guy has subpar looks and will try to compensate by highlighting your exquisite attributes. He’s probably super nice, but also hard to stare at for extended periods of time. You don’t walk away immediately because you enjoy being reminded how incredible your smile is, but it’s cruel to stay too long and lead him on. Other things he may tell you that you already know are:
“You have the most beautiful eyes I have ever seen.”
“That dress looks amazing on you.”
“On a scale of 1-10, you’re a 12.”
It’s cute that he tried, but the bottom line is you’re out of his league.
3. He Wants to Buy You a Drink
The beginner will start off: “What are you drinking?”
The flirty guy will inquire: “Why don’t you have a drink in your hand?”
The confident man will demand: “Let me buy you a drink.”
Any rendition on this pick up technique shows that this man is playing his best hand first. If he immediately offers you another Cosmo, he knows that he has nothing to win you over with besides free booze. Whatever, you’ll take the booze. Unless this dude has a visibly contagious infection, you’re not going to turn down his generous reward for being hot.
4. He’s Cocky
He may be arrogant because he’s undeniably good looking, but that’s no excuse for his blatant conceit. It’s no secret that girls love the bad boys and a challenge is always fun, but do yourself a service and walk away from this haughty…hottie. Guaranteed, he doesn’t want a relationship with you that lasts longer than 24 hours. If you hear any of the following lines, a simple eye roll and turn of your back should be a sufficient dismissal:
“My friends left…so you have to entertain me now.”
“Don’t tell me you’re one of those skinny girls who thinks she’s fat.”
“Hey, I caught you staring. So I thought I’d come over and say hello.”
“Let’s talk about how every one around us sucks.”
“What has 142 teeth and holds back the Incredible Hulk? My zipper.”
5. He’s Intriguing
Now we’re talkin’. Here’s the handsome, well-dressed guy who presents himself to you in a mysterious way that leaves you begging to dig deeper. Rather than using lines or showering you with compliments, he genuinely tries to start a conversation with you. He may start by sliding up to you with a friendly smile and politely asking: “Is this seat taken?”
He may then transition with a casual, genuine introduction: “Hey, I’m Matt.”
In another scenario, he and a buddy might be having a good-natured dispute about whose drink is manlier, and he may jokingly draw you in as a third person expert: “Is a vodka tonic or rum and coke more masculine?
While at a sports bar he might notice your team gear and bond over team pride: “So who’s your favorite player?”
If he favors the opposing team, he could pick a flirty fight: “Let’s place bets on whose team will make the next touchdown.”
All in all, he isn’t too forward. He isn’t too revealing of himself either. However, he is the guy who you will most likely give your digits to at the end of the night.
Which have YOU encountered and what happened? Let me know in the comments!