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Tag Archive | "Pickup Lines"

Insecurity May Improve Your Chances in the Dating World

Wednesday, December 29, 2010


photo by chelseagirl We have long repeated the adage that confidence — whether real or faked — leads to success on the pick-up scene and in the dating world. But a new study by a psychology professor at Queens College in New York suggests the exact opposite: insecure people try harder in the dating world, [...]

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How to Reject Someone Nicely

Thursday, December 2, 2010

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photo by Brujita Attention is always flattering, but it’s not always reciprocated — blame it on nose hair, pleated pants, wrong gender, that mysterious “chemistry,” etc. While it’s not fair to lead someone on by giving them a fake number (so mean!) or one of those commercial rejection lines (even meaner!), there is such a [...]

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How to Pull Off a Cheesy Pickup Line

Thursday, November 18, 2010


photo by rick As a general rule, the only pickup line we officially endorse is “Hi, my name is [your name here].” You can then embellish this intro with a situation-specific line such as “Can I buy you a drink?” or “Would you like to dance?” or “Please, go ahead of me, I actually enjoy [...]

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How to Buy (or Accept) a Drink

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


photo by Southern_Foodways_Alliance Sending a hottie a drink is an old stand-by among pick-up artists. However, this move may be interpreted as “cheesy” rather than “kitschy” in certain irony-free zones — Idaho, perhaps, or Long Island — or by women who are frequently sent “Slippery Nipples.” Thus, we can only recommend this maneuver in good [...]

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Econ 101 for the Pickup Scene

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


image from nDevilTV Economies of Scale is a “theory of seduction” positing that the more you put yourself out there, the better you’ll do. Duh, you say. But, like the greatest economic theories, it gets better as you unpack it. Say you spy the woman/man of your dreams sipping a green-tea latte at the Soy [...]

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Mate Poaching Study: Wedding Ring = Excellent Pickup Device

Friday, August 28, 2009


photo by adactio We’ve always heard from our less-than-scrupulous guy friends that a wedding band lures single women in like flies to honey — apparently it works better even than a cute puppy or a baby bjorn. Though, we suppose if we’re going to be really fair, we should save the word “unscrupulous” for the [...]

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Wise Guys: How Should a Woman Pick Up a Man in a Bar?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


photo by Andre Natta Advice from three of our guy friends. This week they answer the following: What are the best ways for a woman to pick up a man in a bar? Gay Single Guy (Daniel): Well, what kind of bar is it? If it’s a sports bar, talk about the game of course! [...]

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11 Tried-and-Tested, Situation-Specific Pickup Lines

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


photo by specialkrb Okay, so maybe we haven’t actually met someone who’s tried out the Kashi line in the grocery store. And we can’t guarantee that everyone will find kegel jokes as funny as we do. But the jukebox is a slam-dunk. These icebreakers might just make for more natural segues into a fully-fledged pick-up. [...]

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“Classy Professionals” Seek Wingwomen for $35/Hour

Thursday, April 30, 2009


photo by colorcritical Let’s say you’ve got enough disposable income — even in the middle of a recession — to call yourself a “classy professional” who drinks in “upscale bars.” And let’s say that — despite the recession — all this disposable income doesn’t seem to be working on the ladies like you’d hoped it [...]

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Mix Up the Pick Up

Monday, January 12, 2009


photo by Andre Natta A note to straight men: We’re constantly hearing you guys complain that you have to do all the pick-up leg-work. But then when a woman does attempt to hit on you in a bar, you turn around and call her “desperate.” (Er, who made off with your self-esteem, anyway?) Admittedly, you [...]

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