Getting ready to go out is a time-consuming feat that guys don’t necessarily understand. We start a few hours prior to the planned departure time (which we rarely abide by) with a shower; wait a little while to start on the hair (hello, Chi straightener!); take at least 45 minutes to go through 17 outfits to eventually settle on one (because, ugh, there’s just nothing else to wear!); then we skillfully paint our faces with makeup … and stare at ourselves in the mirror for a few minutes.
Pictures and pregaming commence, and by the time we’re sufficiently late, we’re out the door. All the while, our phones buzz with texts and BBMs from the boys who are patiently awaiting our arrival that read, “Come now. What’s taking so long?” Well, it’s this: we're putting ourselves together in a way that just might impress our potential suitors. And it works. We look hot, so they want to talk to us. But some guys do not have the best discretion when it comes to conversation starters. The pick-up lines they come up with are certainly amusing and sometimes even flattering, and yet this form of “bait n’ tackle” never seems to fail.
A guy’s choice of clichéd phrasing can reveal quite a lot about his intentions and how much he’s actually interested in a girl. However he decides to “woo” her, it seems that, for reasons unbeknownst to me, they usually work. Maybe he does have charm, after all. Maybe by the time he starts talking, she’s just itching for someone to notice her, and anyone will do. Maybe she wore really nice underwear that night, and she just wants someone to see it. Whatever the story, we all listen to the sweet talk and (usually) eat up every little bit of the pick-up schtick. Each line tends to be worse than the next, but perhaps there’s a little more to them than the cheese-factor that sometimes makes us cringe… let’s take a look.