DEVASTATINGLY beautiful dates, sumptuous excursions and scintillating conversations are all benefits of the single life (speaking from firsthand experience) but contrary to popular belief, there is a downside to being relationship-free: the torture of being subjected to stale, decades-old pick up lines is penance for all that fun.
So am in the mood of taking you back in time and reminding you of the worst but hot ( in those days) pick up lines ever used in the history of pick up lines! But even as I venture into this area I am deeply concerned that some of you still use this decade pick up lines in your relationship excursions!
1. What’s your sign?
This was and still is the most common pick up line ever invented, this goes way back to primary school when young boys thought that they had learnt how to vibe, it’s as old as the first Beatles track that I ever heard, hah, and that’s why am ranking this as the worst pick up line in the history of picking up! In fact the thought that it’s still in use is an embarrassment to the now civilized dating world, where what you see is what you get; no one has the time to talk about their signs!
2. Pardon me, I seem to have lost my phone number, can I borrow yours?
Now this is the famous pick up line that has been used since time immemorial. Back in the days, in Uganda this pick up line was taken (and it’s still taken) as a kiyaye move! But this was back then when the telephone was a novel appliance, now with the overwhelming high tech digit world, this pick up line doesn’t inspire smiles, it only creates a scared and doomed looks.
3. You must be a broom because you’re sweeping me off my feet!
Maybe your dad used this one on your mom and for heaven’s sake; you’re bringing it out again! This was actually a smooth line back in high school but very kiddish and can only get you pity. I actually had a guy once say this to me during happy hour, and I didn’t hold it against him because I didn’t know how much he’d had to drink but he had a cute smile which encouraged me to smile too but even, with all the cocktails I couldn’t bring myself to forget that he had exactly said this.
4. Do you have a license? Because you’re driving me crazy.
Caution guys! Watching too many stupid teen movies impairs your judgment, seriously guys this might sound funny but it totally kills any first impressions even if it might seem as a joke!
5. I got thirst and baby, you look like my tequila!
Generally, comparing potential dates to food or drinks is not a winning or wise move. But surprisingly this line would work on a guy than a cyana provided that he is in a bar! Hah! Yeah some pick up lines are gender based, so sue me.
6. Are you lost? Because heaven’s long way from here.
Maybe angels like this one, but real women don’t, we are never lost so men get your lines straight!
7. Are you religious? Because you’re the answer to all my prayers
Prayer is something that anyone who uses this tacky line desperately needs, unfortunately in our naïve religious society this line is very famous and effective in our mother tongue.
8. Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?
One thing that I keep on failing to mention is that these pick up lines can actually work depending on who is using them because, some of these lines take a lot of guts to utter them out! Even when they finally say it, you are taken by surprise and sometimes have no choice but just fall for them.
10. Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?
A personal favorite, this one takes a certain amount of arrogance — as well as delusion of grandeur — to pull this off. Who wouldn’t wish for a more honest pick up line? Because you never know it would do you some justice!