10 Pick Up Lines That Are So Bad They Just Might Work!

The Secret to a Good Pick Up Line lies not in what is said but in the delivery. Granted if you look like Brad Pitt and/or sound like Sean Connery then it probably doesn’t matter what you say OR how you say it, but considering that most of us do not have either of these luxuries…

Here’s my take on 10 pickup lines I have chosen at random that are so stupid and/or bad that – if delivered right just might work!

10 Really Bad Pick Up Lines That Are Actually Effective

Pick Up Line #1

There is nothing more pathetic than using notes to prompt and guide you when approaching a girl/guy!


Walk up to your intended target (sorry for the choice of words) with a note in your hand, acting nervous and fumbling the paper in your hand. As you get near her and have her attention bring the note to your view and read/ say

“Hi, Can I please Order 3 Honey Soy Chicken Wings, 2 large boil… ah crap – wrong note!.ummmm…. can you excuse me for a second”

At this point you should turn around as if to walk away and then at the last second turn back and ask (as nonchalant as possible) – “Can I get you something to drink?”

Pick Up Line #2

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

This pick up line is not only as old as time itself, it’s also almost as lame. It is for this reason that it just might work! There is something cute and sweet about this pick up line that girls are drawn to, and whether it is because the line is clever or because behind it there is a ‘hallmark moment’ just waiting to happen is beyond me – but I think it is such a bad pick up line that it just might work!

*Delivery tip: The more serious you can sound when saying this, the better it will come across. Of course setting up the scene so that you can give this line without sounding like you are randomly sharing how inebriated you are could be tricky. Ummm, you;re on your own there

Pick Up Line #3

Combining common pick up lines to form your own is sometimes a great way of making really bad pickup lines work.

“I was so enchanted by your beauty that I ran into that wall over there. So I am going to need your name and number for insurance purposes. ”


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

Both good pickup lines in their own right, but I doubt they would work. How about a combination of the two:

“Sorry to say it, but I think you owe me a drink. [Why?] Because when I noticed you I got distracted and promptly walked into that wall over there, spilling my drink – and what little dignity I had left in the process. Count yourself lucky I’m not asking for my dignity back… (although between you and me, I haven’t seen it for a while now)”

Pick Up Line #4

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

That’s terrible! You know what – it just might work!

Pick Up Line #5

“If I were to ask you out on a date, would your answer be the same as the answer to this question?”

Yes! No!.. Yes?! no, wait…. hang on a second…. By this time they are so confused you either have them or you don’t, but I would be inclined to say that you have:)

Pick Up Line #6

“Excuse me, but does this smell like chloroform to you?”

At first glance this pickup line is actually really in poor taste, but honestly – if that does not make her at least smile then she is already dead inside – in which case the ‘chloroform’ would be useless anyway!

Pick Up Line #7

“How much does a polar bear weigh? [How much?] Enough to break the ice… Hi, I’m (insert name here).”

An oldie but a goodie. So bad it still works – if delivered right and you actually have something further to say after introducing yourself!

Pick Up Line #8

“If I told you that you had a great body, would you hold it against me?”

Now that’s a shocking pick up line. A blatant attempt at flirting and obvious sexual inuendo that tries too hard… But oh it makes them smile and at least gets you in the front door.

Pick Up Line #9

“Are you gay? [No] Wow, me neither, let’s have sex.”

The more incredulated her response at the question the better it works. Even more impact is had when you show a jovial nature to the whole thing, certainly leaving any concern that you are dead serious does not help your cause (even though you secretly are dead serious)

Pick Up Line #10

“I have this magic watch that can actually talk to me. Seriously, it’s saying something right now. It says that you’re not wearing any underwear, is that true?.” [No.] “Oh wait, my watch is an hour fast!”

That’s just stupid! Which is why it will probably work. Again, the delivery is important as this definitely relies on a good sense of humour. Show even the slightest sign of being serious and watch her not only walk away, but report you to security on the way out!

There you have ten of the best, I mean worst, no, I mean best pick up lines to help you approach women and talk to girls.

Final Thoughts

Remember that it is not what you say but how you say it – and over riding this is the actual meaning behind this. Approach women with good intentions and the respect that is due and no matter how bad your pick up line is, you know what – it just might work!