Step 1: Spot a cute guy. Step 2: Deliver one of these pickup lines. Step 3: Watch him turn to putty in your hands. The hardest part of meeting guys is knowing how to strike up an intriguing conversation that will keep him wanting more. So we asked relationship experts Dan Lier and Mike Lindstrom, authors of “Dan and Mike’s Guide to Men,” to reveal the best words that can hook any dude, anywhere.
At a sports bar
“What’s the most impressive goal you’ve ever scored in a game?” Double entendre aside, ahem, dudes love to talk about sports almost as much as they love to brag. This question taps into both of those things. Whether he tells you about his high school years as the star quarterback, or surprises you with a minor league past — just know he’s already digging you, simply because you asked.
At a club
“I dare you to show me your moonwalk.” To a guy, completing a dare is as mandatory as applying deodorant in the morning. Moonwalk, Macarena, or The Dougie — he’s going to do it. And when he makes a complete clown out of himself, you’ll be there to swoop in and save him from his two left feet. We’re guessing he’ll repay you with a round of drinks.
At a restaurant bar
“They have the best nachos here. Ever tried ’em?” If they don’t serve nachos, choose another menu item nearly everyone has a strong opinion about, like pizza or wings. Best case? He agrees with you and you decide to share a plate. Worst case? He disagrees, you flirtatiously fight, and then you offer to buy him some — just to prove him wrong. It’s a win-win line that will have any guy eating off of your plate. Literally.
At a friend’s party
“I wanted to talk to you the second I got here, but no one introduced me. So I’m introducing myself.” Men are attracted to confident women. He’ll think the fact you had the chutzpah to approach him is hot. Sure, some guys like to make the first move, but that doesn’t mean they’re not pleasantly surprised when a woman does the legwork.
At the laundromat
“I’m bored. What do you normally do when your underwear is drying?” Guys are extremely visual creatures. Even though you mentioned his underwear, he’s automatically thinking about yours — and the fact that they’re probably black and lacy, or barely there at all. So basically, you’ve got him hooked, and even if your only awesome suggestion is a quick round of Fruit Ninja on your phone, count him in.
At the park
“Any ideas on how to turn this blanket into a Twister board? I really want to play.” This shows a guy that you’re fun, playful, and energetic — all in one quick line. He’ll be curious to see what other crazy thoughts you dream up next.
At a baseball game
“I bet you a post-game drink that (insert player’s name) will hit a home run this inning.” It’s human nature for men to be competitive, and there’s nothing like a harmless wager to get ’em going. He’ll probably raise the stakes, turn the drink into a shot, and spend the rest of the game talking to you. So even if that player with the cute rear doesn’t hit a home run — that line just scored you an after-game date.
At the gym
“You look like you know your way around this place. Where’s that machine that works your glutes?” While we consistently flatter our girlfriends (“Your hair looks so cute today! Love that top!”), guys rarely receive compliments from one another. So when they hear one, they take note. By saying he knows his way around the weight room, you’re telling him he looks buff and manly, feeding right into his macho ego. In return he’ll be more than willing to help you find whatever machine you’re looking for … and probably a whole lot more too.
On the beach
“I bet you’re wondering how I avoid tan lines.” Nope. He wasn’t. But after that comment, that’s all that will be on his mind as long as you’re laying next to him. And if it’s up to him, you’ll stay right there, talking to him. At least until you give up your secret about being a spray tan addict.