How To Recover from Cheesy Pick Up Lines
Whether intentional or accidental, cheesy pickup lines have to be handled with care if they are to work. The key is to show her respect, let your sense of humor shine through, and be yourself.
By Jonathan Hackman
It’s no big secret that a good portion of the male population is intimidated when it comes to approaching women in a social setting. As if approaching a women isn’t panic-inducing enough, when you finally get to her side, you have to get up the nerve to speak to her. Your friends are watching you. Her friends are watching you. The pressure for you to say something charming and witty is mounting. Instead of charming and witty, when you open your mouth, something cheesy and borderline obnoxious slips out. If you find yourself using cheesy pickup lines, all may not be lost.
Most women are sympathetic to the male cause. They want men to be a little uncomfortable and nervous when approaching them. Men who come across as too confident or polished also come across as arrogant, which is a huge turn-off. Women want someone approachable, someone real. If you slip and something cheesy should happen to cross your lips, simply smile and laugh it off with confidence. Using cheesy pickup lines can be a risky maneuver, but if delivered with a sense of humility, it just might work. Some women simply won’t appreciate the humor, but some will.
Here are some tips to follow if you think something cheesy will slip out at an inopportune moment:
-Practice some unique lines. Women don’t want to hear the same old worn-out lines. You will stand out if you say something original.
-Make eye contact. A woman wants to know she is the focus of your attention.
-Try to diffuse the slip-up with humor. Add a smile and a wink before moving into a more serious conversation.
-Some people get it while some don’t. If she doesn’t appreciate your approach, move on. Lingering will only make an uncomfortable situation worse.