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6 Popular English pick-up lines

Pick-up lines can seem sleazy to some people but, when used right, they can be great fun and an interesting way to start a conversation with a girl or guy you are interested in. Some people like flattering pick-up lines, others prefer humorous ones. Whichever you prefer there will be one for you in these seven popular English pick-up lines.

I’m not drunk, I’m just intoxicated by you.

Sometimes we say that love makes us drunk. If the target of your affections thinks you are acting a bit strangely, blame it on love, not alcohol.

Sorry, but you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I looked at you, I dropped mine.

Offering to buy someone a drink is a classic, if a little boring, pick-up line. Why not turn it around and ask someone else to buy you a drink? Especially if you can make it into a compliment.

You’re so beautiful that you made me forget my pickup line.

William Thackeray once wrote “Love makes fools of us all.” Even if you can’t think of a pick-up line, you can turn that into a conversation starter. Blame someone for your forgetfulness and complement them at the same with this fun pick-up line.

I was wondering if you had an extra heart. Mine seems to have been stolen.

In English, the expression ‘to steal someone’s heart’ means to make them love you. This pick-up line makes a joke of the expression by using the literal meaning to start with.

There is something wrong with my cell phone. It doesn’t have your number in it.

A fun way to ask for someone’s number so you and meet up again for a date.

I bet you $20 you’re going to turn me down.

We could call this a win-win situation. You might get to take someone you like on the date but if not, you’ll win $20 in your bet. Either way, you are a winner!

Pick-up lines might seem cheesy to some people. On the whole though, people are flattered by positive attention. Remember though, be polite and if someone really isn’t interested in you don’t keep trying to talk to them. As long as you keep it polite and respect people’s personal space, you too can have fun with these English pick-up lines.

Wil is a writer, teacher, learning technologist and keen language learner. He’s taught English in classrooms and online for nearly 10 years, trained teachers in using classroom and web technology, and written e-learning materials for several major websites. He speaks four languages and is currently looking for another one to start learning.


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