Audrey Hepburn wins best pickup line
Do you believe in love at first sight? Or should I walk by again?
Breaking the ice isn't always easy. So you really can't blame suitors for having a crack at their best pickup lines in an attempt to get a phone number or nab a date.
Online dating site Badoo.com wanted to see what lines are most successful on both men and women. But they didn't go the route of: "Baby, you must be a broom, 'cause you just swept me off my feet." Nope—instead of cheesy bar lines, Badoo presented pickup lines from classic movies to 1,000 singles to see which ones they would use most.
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Women responded best to the Audrey Hepburn quote from the movie "Charade":
"I don’t bite, you know…unless it's called for."
What line was most preferred among the men? They liked the Bette Davis quote from the movie "The Cabin in the Cotton":
"I'd love to kiss you, but I just washed my hair."
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As awkward as they may be, a recent poll found that pickup lines might be more effective than we think. eHarmony recently surveyed over 2,000 of its members, asking them questions about dating. Forty-four percent of women admitted they like pickup lines. That's not a majority, but it's enough to keep trying.
But choose wisely, singles. In 2007, researchers at the University of Edinburgh studied the efficacy of pickup lines. They found that women responded best to lines that reflected the specific situation or surroundings. Corny jokes and compliments didn't do so well.
Tell us—what's your go-to icebreaker?
Photo: Audrey Hepburn wins best pickup line / Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
I went to a local bar with a female friend and of course all the bar stools were full except for one. There was a female on both sides of a empty stool. I told my friend no problem. I sat down and struck up a conversation with both women. In a short time they both left. My friend asked what I said. I told her the normal things you say to strangers weather, politics, etc.. and in short order they leave.. She thought this was really weird and so do I.
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