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The Worst Pick Up Lines for a First Date

The Worst Pick Up Lines for a First Date

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 make 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. It’s knowing when the moment is appropriate to do so that’s the challenging part.

For example, if you’ve been friends for a while, you understand each other’s humour and want to give a cute and quirky sign, throwing a funny line their way isn’t going to hurt. If anything it may strengthen the sign and the bond.

However, there are other moments where a funny chat up line just isn’t going to work. If you meet for the first time a man or a woman on a dating app, it’s harder to be immediately right in tune.

These moments are on a first date where you just can’t gauge the other person’s humour, what they’ll or whether a specific type of pick up line is going to work.

Here’s our list of the worst pick up lines for starting a conversation. Ok, they might crack a laugh later on in the relationship but for a first date, we’d steer well clear of them. So here’s the heads up!

Good luck (and don’t f*ck it up)!

Funny Punny Pick Up Lines

We’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve been told that a good sense of humour is key to a date going smoothly. But humour is subjective, and no one wants to start a date with a cringe moment. Avoiding those temperamental one-liners might just be the way for a date that’s smooth sailing with few awkward bumps.

  • 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!

Cheesy Pick Up Lines

The cheesy pick up line (also known as the dad joke of flirting) can achieve a brilliant belly laugh later on in a relationship when we learn to laugh at each other. However, in the early days, you don’t want to hit the wrong funny bone. Some people are lactose intolerant, and cheese doesn’t always go down well. Besides, taking yourself seriously is sexy at first. We want to maintain a sense of mystery.

  • 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 are cheesier than a Babybel on a warm afternoon, yuk.

The ‘I’m Trying to Hard to be Cute’ Pick Up Lines

Being cute doesn’t come naturally to all of us (unfortunately), but there’s no use forcing it. You never know, later down the line these lines may have your date covering their smiles coyly but for sure, maintain an air of mystery to keep your date wanting more. Avoid these ‘tryna be cute’ pick up line for a sensual and subtle first date;

  • 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.

At the same time, whether your date loves old films or modern literature, there’s nothing better than letting them know you think they’re super cute! Do so via an unpretentious and honest compliment instead of a traditional pick up line.

Overly Smooth Pick Up Lines

Charmers beware! We’re not all James Bond and trying to look extra cool with a Martini in hand can be a turn-off especially when it doesn’t feel natural.

  • 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 authentic conversation. 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.

Witty Pick Up Lines

These are perhaps the cringiest of all because not only are they trying so hard to be funny but also to be clever. Seeing someone you really fancy might make you weak at the knees, but remember that you’re still trying to impress and trying to hard for a play on words can remove the sentiment of organic attraction. Here are some witty pick up lines to avoid:

  • 42. Is your name Google? You’ve got everything I’m searching for.
  • 43. Are you a magician? Every time 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.

Pick Up Lines About Someone’s Looks

Especially for heterosexual men, starting off a relationship with a pickup line solely about someone’s looks can be a massive turn-off. It may make your date question your true intentions or why you asked them out in the first place. These next few to avoid will definitely make your toes curl…

  • 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, but choose your words carefully; subtle and charming is the way to go.

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.

So there you have it – that’s our worst and cringiest pick up lines for dating. If you’re looking for conversation-starters, remember to be your own suave self. Honesty is the best policy, especially on the first date, so speak from the heart. 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.

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