The Best Online Dating Pick Up Lines


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I recently sent out an email to all my male friends, acquaintances and colleagues who I know are involved in online dating and asked them one simple question.

“What is the best pick up line when you’re online dating?”

The responses that I got varied drastically and I was actually very surprised by some of the answers and I was even more surprised at how clueless some of these guys were, judging by their responses!

Take a look at some of these shocking pick up lines:

“Hey you’re really pretty. What’s up?”

“You’re the most beautiful girl on this site. Want to chat?”

“Did it hurt when you fell into my inbox?”

“At first I thought your profile picture was a stock photo! You’re that gorgeous!”


I was almost disgusted when reading these pick up lines! Disgusted that I knew guys who actually thought that these lines would work.

When I first decided to write a blog on online dating pick up lines I was just going to compile a list of the best ones, which would come from the responses to the emails I sent out. But once I got the responses I decided to take a different approach and instead write this blog to help the pathetic men out there who think that lines like this will work! (No offense guys!)

First off guys, pick up lines like the ones above are cheesy. Do not use these or anything similar. Lines like this will not ensure a response from her.

The best way to pick up a girl is to use an original “pick up line”. Make sure you read her profile before sending her a line because you want to put something personal in it. If she says in her profile that she loves sailing in the summer, send her a pick up line that says, “I also love sailing, have you been to the harbor front?” This way it will show her you are interested in what she’s interested in, and that you actually spent the time to read her profile and didn’t just see her picture and think “oh, she’s hot!”

Another great way is to use something clever and confident. Women love a man who is confident and doesn’t take things to seriously. Try something along the lines of “Oops, I accidentally deleted the email you send me. Can you resend it please?” If she has a good sense of humor she will think it’s funny. If she reply’s saying “I didn’t send you an email”, this gives you the “in” you were looking for in the first place!

Another sure way is to just be straight up and introduce yourself; no funny business. “Hi, I’m Paul, I browsed you profile and you look really cool! How are things going?”. I know this doesn’t really seem like a pick up line, per se, but this line will get you a lot further than any of the ones mentioned above.

By now you probably get the gist of it. Don’t use a cheesy pick up line and you will be good to go. Try something, funny, original, honest and witty and it will definitely work 😉

What are some cheesy pick up lines you’ve been sent on an online dating site?