How to Deliver a Funny Pickup Line
Be funny and get the girl. Tips for making funny pickup lines work.
By Jonathan Hackman
There she is, your perfect 10. Are you going to walk up and tell her how beautiful she is? Lame. Are you going to get your wingman to say something? Lamer. Are you going to stare at her and hope she notices you? Lamest. You’re a man of action but also of humor. You’re going to try a funny pickup line.
What?! Isn’t a funny pickup line cheesy? It isn’t if you know what you’re doing.
1. Practice. Being funny is an art form. Like any art form, whether hitting the perfect lay-up or mastering a level in a first-person shooter, it takes practice to do things right. You need to repeat your lines, preferably out loud. Say them to your dog, to your neighbor, to your friends or even to your mother. Keep on practicing until they roll off your tongue smoothly and naturally.
2. Weed. Comedians and gardeners know that you have to weed. You’ve got to know what works and what doesn’t, and guess what — there’s only one way to find out: good ol’ trial and error. Be prepared to have your best line fail and fail badly. If something isn’t hitting the sweet spot, let it go.
3. Be yourself. There are many imitators but only one Picasso. When it comes to anything in life, you need to be yourself first. The best angle to take is the one that lets you be authentic and exude confidence. The best funny pickup line is the one that reflects your essence.