It’s the big moment. Your eyes meet. You smile. Your pulses quicken. Suddenly there seems to be nobody else in the room. You step closer. This is it.
But what do you say?
Pick up lines aren’t just the archaic punch line in a nerd-meets-hot bad film plot. Cracking jokes that makes the other person laugh is always a good sign. Whether it’s you’re just meeting someone new or just a moment to share a knowingly cheesy line that gets exactly the right amount of cringe.
Here’s our list of the 110 best pick up lines for starting a conversation. Ok, so they might not work every time, but we can guarantee the upturn of a frown every now and then.
Good luck (and don’t f*ck it up)!
Top Funny Pick Up Lines
We’ve lost count of the number of time we’ve been told that a good sense of humour is key to a date going smoothly. No one wants a serious chat about their life history on a first date! Polishing off those one-liners might just be the way into someone’s good graces (and perhaps a second date could be in the equation).
Even the best comics plan their routines meticulously, so here’s a few to get your funny bone fighting fit:
- 1. I wish I was cross-eyed so I could see you twice.
- 2. Are you a loan? Because you’ve got my interest.
- 3. Can I follow you? My mum told me to always follow my dreams.
- 4. Your eyes are like IKEA. I’m completely lost in them.
- 5. Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.
- 6. Wow, you breathe oxygen too? We have so much in common!
- 7. Are you a charger? I’m dying without you!
- 8. Are you Siri? Because you autocomplete me!
- 9. Do you like Star Wars? Because Yoda one for me!
- 10. Are you a time traveller? I see you in my future!
Getting your own little comedy routine up to scratch is made easy by just sprinkling a few of these pieces of pick up perfection.
Best cheesy Pick Up Lines
The cheesy pick up line (also known as the dad joke of flirting) is highly underrated, who cares if these might elicit more groans than belly laughs? Cheese is most people’s favourite dairy product anyway. Besides, not taking yourself too seriously is the joy of getting to know someone. We’d recommend saying these to your date with your most silly grin on your face:
- 11. Do you know any First Aid? I hurt myself when I fell for you.
- 12. You’re so sweet, you’re giving me a toothache.
- 13. How come you aren’t on top of a Christmas tree? I thought that’s where angels belonged?
- 14. Is your dad in jail? Because he stole the stars and put them in your eyes.
- 15. Somebody call the police – it’s got to be illegal to look that good!
- 16. Is there an airport nearby or was that my heart taking off?
- 17. I think you’ve got something in your eye. Oh no, it’s just a sparkle.
- 18. Did you see what’s on the menu? Me-n-u!
- 19. I think you dropped something – my jaw!
- 20. You must be a banana, ‘cause I find you a-peel-ing.
- 21. My feet are getting cold – you must’ve knocked my socks off!
- 22. Are you a broom? You’ve swept me off my feet.
Some of these may be cheesier than a Babybel on a warm afternoon, but showing that you’re not one for taking life too seriously is hot AF, so commit to your interpersonal conversational intercourse and throw a couple in to your chats.
Top 10 cute Pick Up Lines
Being cute doesn’t come naturally to all of us (unfortunately), but stress no longer. Match is here to help with some sweet pick up lines that will have your date covering their smiles coyly. Don’t be shy! Show them your softer side and bring a smile to their face with one of these cute lines:
- 23. I’m no photographer, but I can definitely picture you and me together.
- 24. Your hand looks heavy, do you want me to hold it for you?
- 25. Did you know that I’m psychic? I can see you in my future.
- 26. Are you a keyboard? Because you’re just my type.
- 27. Where do you hide your wings?
- 28. Are your parents bakers? You’re a cutie pie!
- 29. Is this the Hogwarts Express? It feels like you and I are headed somewhere magical.
- 30. Have you got a spare heart? Mine’s been stolen!
- 31. I’m not usually a hoarder, but I want to keep you forever.
- 32. Are you a magnet? I’m really attracted to you.
- 33. We aren’t socks, but I think we’d make a great pair.
They may be slightly less cheesy than some of the others we’ve come up with, but you may still get a groan in reply to one or two of these 😉. With the right potential partner, though, you could still be on to a winner. Whether your date loves old films or modern literature, there’s nothing better than letting them know you think they’re super cute!
Best smooth Pick Up Lines
Charmers beware! We’re not all James Bond but we can at least hold a martini to look extra cool when we’re telling these pick up lines:
- 34. Do you have the time? I want to remember the exact minute I first saw you.
- 35. Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?
- 36. My friends bet me that I wouldn’t be able to start a conversation with the prettiest girl here. How should we spend their money?
- 37. I’m writing an essay on the finer things in life, I was wondering if I could interview you?
- 38. I think there’s something wrong with my phone – it doesn’t have your number in it.
- 39. Wouldn’t we look cute on a wedding cake together?
- 40. You’re so beautiful that I’ve forgotten my pick up line.
- 41. I’m no organ donor, but I’d love to give you my heart.
We’d recommend staying away from listing all the sleazy lines you can and putting on your most soothing tones to tell a few of these, that’s the last way you’d want to come off to your date – especially if it’s the first time you’re meeting in person.
Top witty Pick Up Lines
If you’ve nailed being funny, it might be time to work on your wit. Seeing someone you really fancy might make you weak at the knees, but remember that you’re still trying to impress and don’t be timid. Show off your smarts with our wittiest pick up lines:
- 42. Is your name Google? You’ve got everything I’m searching for.
- 43. Are you a magician? Everytime I look at you, everyone else disappears.
- 44. I’m studying important dates in history. Do you want to be one of them?
- 45. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk past again?
- 46. Are you an artist? You’re so good at drawing me in!
- 47. Do you know what me and the Little Mermaid have in common? We both want to be part of your world.
- 48. They say nothing lasts forever – will you be my nothing?
- 49. Are you an angle? You’re so acute.
- 50. Have we met already or do I just dream about you all the time?
- 51. You must be the dictionary, ‘cause you’re adding meaning to my life.
Shakespeare himself told us that “brevity is the soul of wit”, so these short jokes should be just the ticket. Don’t take them too seriously, though – they’re best served with a slight grin.
10 Best Pick Up Lines to say to women
Trying to woo that special lady? Keep these conversation-starters up your sleeve in case you’re so enamoured that all else flies out of your mind:
- 52. Is your name Gillette? Because you’re the best a man can get.
- 53. Hi, somebody said you were looking for me? I’m Mr Right.
- 54. Is it bright out here or is that just your halo?
- 55. Can you touch me so I can tell my friends I’ve been touched by an angel?
- 56. You look so familiar – did we take a class together? I swear we had chemistry.
- 57. Do you have a name, or should I just call you mine?
- 58. You spend so much time on my mind I should start charging rent.
- 59. Are you religious? Because you’re the answer to all my prayers.
- 60. Is your name Ariel? We mer-maid for each other!
Who said striking up a conversation was hard work? With a bit of luck (and the right delivery), the target of your affection will love these lines.
Top 10 Pick Up Lines to say to men
Despite what we’re sometimes told, all of us can enjoy receiving a pick-up line, boys included! Want to let him know that you think he’s a catch? Give one of these a go to get him blushing (and hopefully arranging a date!):
- 61. Were you a boy scout? You’ve tied up my heart.
- 62. What’s your shirt made of? Looks like boyfriend material.
- 63. Aside from being handsome, what do you do for a living?
- 64. Thank god I just bought life insurance – you make my heart stop.
- 65. Is your name Earl Grey? You look like a hot tea!
- 66. Do you have a shovel? Because I’m digging you.
- 67. Are you an electrician? Because you’re lighting up my day!
- 68. Is your name WiFi? I’m really feeling a connection.
- 69. Are you a boxer? Because damn, you’re a knockout!
- 70. Was your licence suspended for driving all these girls crazy?
What better way is there to let a guy know that he’s caught your eye? One of these lines will be perfect to chat him up, especially if they’re relevant to his situation.
Top 10 Pick Up Lines for your Non-binary beau
Dating someone special but don’t know what to say? It’s better to keep off the topic of serious stuff until you know each other better. Instead of chatting about what bought you together, kick off the conversation with these pick up lines for your non-binary date:
- 71. Hey, I’m going for a walk. Do you mind holding this for me? (Then hold out your hand).
- 72. Don’t forget to tie your shoelaces, otherwise you might just fall for me.
- 73. You must be from Texas because you’re smokin’!
- 74. How heavy is a polar bear? I’m hoping that’s enough to break the ice.
- 75. Wow, I hope your pronouns are ‘we/us’.
- 76. Are you a trumpet player? Because you’re blowing me away.
- 77. Are you E.T.? Because I was flying over the moon when I saw you.
- 78. You must be a camera because every time I see you I smile.
- 79. You have to a queer because when I look at you I can’t think straight.
- 80. You ever heard of The Doors? Because I’d like you to Touch Me Baby.
As long as you don’t hate us for saying beau.
Best Pick Up Lines About Someone’s Looks
It’s not all about looks, but sometimes you can’t help but notice how attractive someone is – and a quick confidence boost never hurts! Give one of these lines a whirl to tell that special someone that you’re liking what you see:
- 81. Are you a parking ticket? Because you’ve got ‘fine’ written all over you.
- 82. Are you Dutch? Because AmsterDAMN.
- 83. You don’t need to wear makeup – you can’t improve on perfection.
- 84. When I first saw you I looked for a signature – every masterpiece has one.
- 85. Are you as beautiful on the inside as you are on the outside?
- 86. I must be in a gallery because you are truly a work of art.
- 87. Are you Netflix? ‘Cause I could watch you for hours.
- 88. Do you smell smoke? I think I’m on fire for you.
- 89. You must be an exam, ‘cause I’ve been studying you like crazy.
- 90. Are you an alien? Because you’re out of this world.
- 91. Are you a beaver? Because damn!
There’s nothing like a compliment to boost our self-esteem, especially when it comes in the form of a friendly pick up line from someone you’re interested in. Choose carefully from these based on the circumstances though – you want to come across as charming, not creepy.
Top 10 Cheeky Pick Up Lines
Everyone knows that it pays to be bold sometimes! Use one of these cheeky lines and they’re bound to admire your confidence and hopefully they’ll feel a little flutter of butterflies in their stomach. Cheeky pick up lines definitely aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, so choose wisely, but every once in a while they might just make your cute date swoon:
- 92. I’d love to take you to the cinema, but they don’t let you bring your own snacks.
- 93. Do you work for the Royal Mail? I could’ve sworn I saw you checking out my package.
- 94. Your only flaw is your lips – they aren’t touching mine.
- 95. Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see.
- 96. I forgot my library card, is it ok if I check you out?
- 97. Did it hurt when you fell from the vending machine? You’re a snack!
- 98. Your lips look lonely, would they like to meet mine?
- 99. Kissing burns 5 calories a minute. Wanna workout together?
- 100. What’s your favourite cutlery? I’d like to spoon!
- 101. Can I have your picture so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas?
Some of these aren’t for the faint-hearted, but if they’re delivered with a generous dose of humour these may just go down a treat.
10 Classic Pick Up Lines
You’ve probably heard these more than a few times, but sometimes a timeless classic can be just what you’re looking for – particularly if you want to get the eye rolling smile we all love to see. Give one of these tried-and-tested conversation openers a try:
- 102. I’ve lost my number, can I have yours instead?
- 103. Have you got any raisins? No? How about a date?
- 104. Do you have a map? I keep getting lost in your eyes!
- 105. Are your legs sore from running through my dreams all night?
- 106. Shall we rearrange the alphabet? I think ‘U’ and ‘I’ should be together.
- 107. You must be one great thief to have stolen my heart from all the way over there.
- 108. Did the sun rise or did you just smile at me?
- 109. Are you lost? Heaven is a long way from here.
- 110. Excuse me, I seem to have lost my heart. I think you must have it.
These classic pick up lines are definitely “golden oldies”, but that’s not always a bad thing! Whether you get rolled eyes, a groan or a laugh in response to these, you’ll have broken the ice and be ready to start getting to know one another.
So there you have it – that’s our top 110 pick up lines for dating. Whichever of these conversation-starters you choose, whether it’s cheesy, cheeky or something a little more classy, the right match will love your sense of humour.
Be sure to act confident in your delivery – if you’re talking in person, it’s all about eye contact and taking the chance to show off your smile. Chat up lines definitely don’t just need to be shared in person though – as an opening message on our app, quipping one of these can also be a clever way to introduce yourself.
Who knows where your conversation will lead? Maybe you’’ use our little list and find that one of these lines will be the start to your dating journey…