Sometimes, desperate times call for desperate measures, which is why we’re all a little guilty of using chat-up lines every now and then.
While you probably think the pick-up line has had its hey-day (perhaps its peak was in the 1990s, circa Matt LeBlanc’s character Joey on Friends), it's recently seen a resurgence among Gen Z.
In fact, a recent survey has found that 16 to 29-year-olds are the most likely group to use a cheesy one-liner (24%), followed by just 11% of single 30 to 49-year-olds and 9% of over-50s.
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The research from insights agency Perspectus Global that surveyed 2,000 singles found that "Is your name WI-FI, because I’m feeling a connection", was the top cheesy pick up line.
This was followed by "Is your name Google? Cause you’re what I’ve been searching for", and "Are you a parking ticket? Cause you’ve got 'fine' written all over you".
The top cheesy chat-up lines, according to singles
Is your name WI-FI? Because I’m feeling a connection.
Is your name Google? Cause you’re what I’ve been searching for.
Are you a parking ticket? Cause you’ve got “fine” written all over you.
Should we get coffee? Cause I like you a latte.
Are you on loan? As you’ve got my interest.
If being beautiful was a crime, you’d be on the most wanted list.
If I said you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?
What number should I use to text you goodnight?
I believe in following my dreams… so lead the way.
Do you work at NASA? Because your beauty is out of this world.
Is your name Chamomile? Cause you’re a hot-tea.
Is your dad a baker? Because you’re a cutie pie.
If I could rearrange the alphabet, I’d put U and I together.
Aside from stealing hearts, what do you do?
I’m no photographer, but I can picture us together.
Do you have a name? Or can I call you mine?
Wow, you look a lot like my next girlfriend/boyfriend.
Do you know CPR? Because you just took my breath away.
Do you know what my shirt is made from? Marriage material.
Are you a time traveler? Because I see you in my future.
You spend so much time in my dreams, I should charge rent.
I am not religious, but you’re the answer to all my prayers.
Do you have a map? Because I just got lost in your eyes.
Are you Nemo? Cause I’ve been trying to find you.
Are you a keyboard? Cause you’re just my type.
The survey also found that while 36% of pick-up line recipients thought they were cheesy, and 75% said they have never fallen for one, 21% of people said they would love someone they are attracted to to use one on them.
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It comes after a 2021 study found the best pick-up lines to use after analysing data from Tinder.
The researchers found that chat-up lines that were either funny or complimentary performed best for women, such as "Do you have any raisins? No? How about a date?", or simply "You have a very nice smile".
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However, the study found that these lines had no impact on men. Perceived physical attractiveness from photos on their match’s Tinder profile was the only predictor of long and short-term dating intentions for men.
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