A pick-up line or chat-up line is a conversation opener with the intent of engaging an unfamiliar person for romance or dating. Overt and sometimes humorous displays of romantic interest, pick-up lines advertise the wit of their speakers to their target listeners.
They are most common used by men who pick up women.
Pick-up lines range from straightforward conversation openers such as introducing oneself, providing information about oneself, or asking someone about their likes and common interests, to more elaborate attempts including flatteryor humor.
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- Eric Berne, Games People Play (1964) p. 155-6
- Eric Berne, Sex in Human Loving (1970) p. 238
- Macrae, Fiona (2010-09-17). "Forget the cheesy chat-up lines – just say 'Hello' if you want to be a success with the opposite sex". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2010-09-20.
- J. Browne, Dating for Dummies (2011) p. 86
- J. Sidnell, Conversation Analysis (2011) p. 14
Ovid, The Art of Love (1957)
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