Women Share The Smoothest Pickup Lines That Got Them Hooked

Sarah Kester
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Move over, Casanova!

The world is full of charming men who made women weak at the knees with their smooth lines — no six-pack abs required.

While these lines are all different — some are more hilarious than romantic — what they have in common is this: they worked.

Here, women share the smoothest pickup lines that got them hooked.

90 Day Fiancé

A Redditor was working at a ski resort bar when a couple of snowboarders came in.

When it came up that she was only there for the season, one said, “I’ll marry you so you can stay... but we have to go on a date first." Aww. They're still together to this day.

Cheat codes.


"When I was 10 I received a love letter from a boy. It contained a flower inside, and at the bottom of the letter he wrote some cheat codes for Mortal Kombat for me. He knew I was always playing that game on my Sega." - Redditor soybutteraddict

Mr. Direct.


This smooth line was uttered by a man who was working with the girl he liked.

When he asked for her number and she said it's on the bulletin board behind him, he said, "I know, but I want YOU to give it to me."

There is something so attractive about a bold man!

The food fight

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"'Hey do you want to help me throw fruit at my friends?'" - 16-year-old boy at summer camp, holding a bunch of oranges, who wanted to meet me. I was also 16 at the time." - Redditor Razzmatazz12345


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Love was basically written in the stars when this Redditor stopped to admire the stars.

When she said how much more visible where they were, the guy friend said, "Yeah, they're really pretty. Wish I had someone to watch em with."

Going for a strike.

"A guy told me that he liked my shoes and asked where I’d gotten them. We were in a bowling alley." - Redditor demsdabreakskid.

Not going to lie, this would work on me. It proves he's got a sense of humor!

Do I know you?

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"A pickup line that worked on me was actually super simple and benign. I met this guy at a conference and he was one of the speakers. We were in the similar vicinity and he came up to me and asked, 'Do I know you?' It was so simple, but was a conversation starter for me to say no, and then start chatting more." -Katelyn M.


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"We met at a Halloween house party and when I was going to leave he walked me to the room with all the coats which also happened to be a kids room and he asked me 'what color crayon would you like to write your phone number with?' I married him. Celebrated 20 years." - Redditor Constantlearner01

The classic.


The line, "Can I buy you a drink?" may be cheesy, but it works. Who wants to pass up a free drink?

This person also pointed out that it proves the guy is willing to be vulnerable.

The straight-shooter.


"I once had a guy walk up to me at a bar and said, 'hello, my name is Rob and I’ll be hitting on you tonight; what can I get you to drink'. Silly, playful, and direct. We dated for about eight months." - Redditor aes7288

Dad jokes.


You don't have to be a dad to nail dad jokes.

That was the case with this Redditor's late fiancé. He once said, "I... I lost my number can I have yours?" Although he was nervous, there was an air of confidence around this.

Gotta catch 'em all.

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"He said 'i caught feelings for you' and i looked at him confused, but blushing He showed me my screen and that he had caught a Pokémon for me and gave it the nickname 'feelings.'" - Redditor Confusedcantaloop

The hare-raisingly funny guy


One Redditor had a guy grab her hand and trace a line down the middle of her palm. "This is a river," he said, before continuing with a riddle that ended with, "How does the bunny cross the river?"

When she gave up on guessing, he said, "who cares? I just wanted to hold your hand!"

The hero.


"He came-up to me and said: 'I was wondering if you could help me. I, um, seem to have lost my Congressional Medal of Honor around here somewhere.'" - Redditor Devgel

This fella deserves a medal for that smooth line!

The classic II

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Here's yet another classic line that's cheesy yet effective.

This woman had a guy tap on her shoulder and say, "Ma'am, you dropped something." When she turned around and asked what it was, he said, "My number." Smoooth.

The Oscar-winning line.


"We were 15. Opening credits of the movie started. He put his arm around me and said 'If I’m going to start flirting, I’d better start early.' Been together 23 years!" - Redditor NapperByNature

The promise.

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This Redditor had a guy tell her,

“Wait right there. I promise that you and I will have the most interesting conversation in this bar." I mean, how could you say no to that?

Tick tock.

"First time i hung out at my current bfs house before we started dating. we were laying on the floor listening to records and he turned to ask me what time it was, i think it was four if i remember. he then said 'wow you've been here 4 hours and i haven't kissed you yet?'" - Redditor gjdsxx

The eye-catcher.


"Told me at a Halloween party that he had his eye on me. Proceeded to hand me a squishy eyeball." - Redditor janeosb.

Most of us meet monsters at Halloween parties — both literally and figuratively — where are the sweethearts like this?!

The planner.

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On the first day of school, a fellow classmate asked to see this Reddit user's school planner. They then proceeded to flip to the 'contacts' section and wrote down their name and number.

That's a pretty slick move for a grade-schooler.

Gym class heroes.

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Reddit user super-ro was working out at the gym and started to feel faint. She was rescued by a fellow gym member who carefully laid her down and started asking concentration questions to keep her from passing out.

Once he realized she was OK, he started asking her for her name and number.

The muse.

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Reddit user canyonbreeze "We were walking quietly at night and he stopped, looked me in they[sic] eyes, and said "i[sic] think you just broke my writers[sic] block."

She says she isn't sure if it was genuine or pure game, only that it worked.

I saw you from afar...

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"My first boyfriend came into the store where I was working and just straight up told me he had seen me through the window and needed to run home to clean up/put on something nice so he could come back and ask me on a date." - Reddit u/JawIsStronk

"He asked me if I wanted to go back to his place to check out his book collection."

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According to Redditor amid-the-noise, her collection was actually bigger, but she still wound up having an incredibly enjoyable evening.

Smart is the new sexy, or so they say.

Shall we dance?

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A man came up to Reddit user jjallison in a bar and asked her if she knew how to waltz. When she replied that she didn't, he then proceeded to try and teach her the steps — even though he had no idea what he was actually doing.

Who gets flowers after Valentine's Day?

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He brought me (and my little sister) flowers the day AFTER valentine's day," Reddit user Deviolist explained. "He said, everyone gets flowers on Valentine's day, but the day after you'll be the only one."

Birds of a feather flock together.


"First date, this guy and I were sat by a canal watching geese. A goose turns and stares in my direction and my date says “I think that one thinks you’re cute.” Then he turns to the goose and angrily shouts “Hey buddy back off!!” - Reddit u/frognhoed