Pick-Up Lines Actually Work, According to Survey
Plus, the three-day rule and other notorious dating rules debunked.
Are you a parking ticket? Because, girl, you've got 'fine' written all over you.
According to the results from a new survey, nearly half of women enjoy cheesy pick-up lines like this one. Dating site eHarmony asked 2,012 of its members, both men and women, about relationships and dating games. According to their results, the rules for dating have seriously been revamped.
A whopping 44 percent of women admitted they actually like pick-up lines. Technically, the majority still don't care for them, but that percentage is still higher than I would have presumed. I mean, who likes being asked, "Do you like raisins? How about a date?" Although, I have to say, this pick-up line may just be acceptable:
"How much does a polar bear weigh? ...Enough to break the ice; hi, my name is Steve."
Women's tolerance of pick-up lines isn't the only statistic that may be surprising. The survey also debunked the notorious "three-day rule." You know, the one that says you should wait a few days before contacting someone you've met for the first time? A whopping 73 percent of women and 71 percent of men say that waiting three days is downright "ridiculous." With those percentages, I think it's safe to say the three-day rule is done. Texting has likely replaced that first icebreaker call, anyway, and since texting is a more casual form of conversation, it makes sense that singles are no longer waiting three days to communicate. We live in a fast-paced world--who has time to wait that long for a date?
And speaking of technology, online "stalking" is now apparently becoming the norm. eHarmony reports:
"Nearly half of females and males check out potential dates online prior to meeting."
And while most singles decry dating games, women aren't the only ones who enjoy playing hard to get. According to the survey, 41 percent of men admit that they play coy, too.
Another surprising finding--people are apparently okay with the last-minute date. Eighty-nine percent of men and 77 percent of women said they would go on date with same-day notice.
What do you think of these results—are pick-up lines okay? Is the three-day rule ridiculous? Would you go on a date with same-day notice?
Women are just as superficial as men. So do pick up lines work? Depends on who uses them and with how much confidence the man uses. If she finds you attractive, and you speak with confidence, then the pick up line will work on her if she is single and looking (or if she is looking to cheat).
If she thinks you are attractive and you have confidence, you can grunt like a cave man and she will respond. It is really that simple.
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