Everybody has heard corny pick up lines, and it is possible that they have used them, as well. What is amazing is that people continue to use these lines at all. However, for most guys, the task of approaching a woman with the intent of asking her out is daunting beyond belief. For instance, the same guy who can carry sacks of concrete all day, run a jackhammer, and tell a loudmouth to watch his language in front of women and children, will lose all his nerve when he spies a woman that he wants to ask out. The thought of walking up to her makes his legs weak, and the notion of actually speaking to her makes the color run out of his face.
This is the same guy who could probably spar a few rounds in a boxing ring without even perspiring, but just thinking about speaking to the woman of his dreams makes him break out in a cold sweat.
This is the reason that men use corny pick up lines. There are lines that men consider to be time tested, and men know these lines inside and out, frontward and backward. By plucking one of these throwaway lines from the Rolodex of his mind, the man is removing the risk of exposing his true nature and feelings when asking a woman out. If the woman rejects a man who has just used a ridiculous pick up line, the man can feel as though she is rejecting the line, and not himself. He can return to his table and tell his friends that the great line they gave him did not work. That makes it their fault, and not his. However, by approaching a woman and speaking from the heart, a man fears that not only will he stutter, but if he is rejected, it will because the woman does not like him, and not the line he used.
In fact, some men are so scared of asking a woman out, that they even feel vulnerable using a good pick up line. There are men who have taken the fear of rejection, and steeled themselves against it by just walking up to the woman they are interested in, dropping a business card on the table, and muttering that she can give him a call at work sometime.
Not only are women put off by the audacity and lack of class that that move shows, but they will wonder why the man wants them to call him and work, and not at home. The woman may feel as though she is being carpet bombed by a B-52 aircraft. She will think that the man just scatters business cards upon mass amounts of women and waits for one to pick up the phone to call him…at work, no less. One gets the feeling that those are calls that he will wait for forever, without once hearing the phone ring.
Examples Of Corny Pick Up Lines (Be Careful!)
Everybody is familiar with some of the more corny pick up lines that guys use, such as asking the woman if her father was a thief, and when she replies that he is not, but why is she being asked, the man will reply by saying that he asked because her father stole the stars from the skies and put them into the woman’s eyes.
Another tacky line that is time tested, but not for success, is when a man walks up to a woman and asks her where she is from. When she replies, the man feigns surprise, and says he thought that she was from Nashville. When the woman asks why, the man will look around the room, and then say, because you are the only “Ten I See.”
Here’s a corny pick up line that is silly, yet disarming, and has yet to be worn out. The man walks up to the woman and tells her that she must be very tired. When she asks him why he says that, he tells her, because you have been running through my mind all night long.
In fact, this line is so silly that it may evoke a laugh, instead of revulsion, and a laugh is one of the best first steps a man can make with a woman. If the woman laughs, then the man can tell her he is aware how silly the line is, and then express his initial discomfort in approaching her. He will be able to admit, in all truthfulness, that he knew of no other way to approach her than with that silly line. That is when the woman will probably tell him that the best way is to just be himself, which is true. The reason why honesty is the best policy when you are approaching a woman is because if you are sincere, and are being yourself, and she likes you, then you will never have to be a phony to keep her interested in you.
Originally posted 2012-01-24 06:14:38.