Talk:Pick-up line

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Articles for deletion This article was nominated for deletion on 15/3/2006. The result of the discussion was keep.


Yeah, well I think this is a start. Go ahead and add to it, please, but just remember to emphasise that pick-up lines rarely work. Razol2 13:44, 7 November 2005 (UTC)

It might be obvious, but to remain NPV you really ought to cite some statistics... —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 05:04, 14 January 2006

This page seems to be quite a growing place for pick up lines. I setup a page for Wikipedia pick up lines on my site, Pick Up Lines. On that page I do offer two direct links back to Wikipedia. I hope this is ok. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Taskmaster99 (talkcontribs) 02:36, 14 March 2006 A great pick-up line is constructed of emphasis to the male of female addressed. "Is that a mirror in your pocket, cuz i can see myself in your pants", is a terrible one so instead try this one " Is that a mirror in your pocket.....Cause im gonna RAPE you!!!" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:27, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Purpose of this article[edit]

Is it just me or is this article seem more and more like a wikiquote page rather than an encyclopedic article? Not only that but a lot of the "pick-up lines" are definitely insults rather than compliments. I suggest this article be listed for deletion if it is not cleaned up to of higher quality. Sharpdust 19:32, 14 March 2006 (UTC)

  • Are there statistics for the success rates for pick up lines? Most people deny using them or falling for them, but there must be some reason they exist. By my observation, the 'wit' that pick up lines demonstrate is intentionally and transparently superficial and disrespectful. Peter Grey 07:44, 16 March 2006 (UTC)
I created such a wikiquote page. I think the "examples" work a lot better there. savidan(talk) (e@) 13:21, 13 April 2006 (UTC)
Isn't there the possiblity that a person may fall for the line due to the fact that they've heard of them and never actually expected one to be used on them, therefore finds it funny that someone would have the audacity to use such an approach?--Attitude2000 20:35, 5 July 2006 (UTC)
Yes there is that possibility, but in the end it boils down to not what you are saying but how you are saying it. Mathmo Talk 13:52, 27 December 2006 (UTC)
Some more "uses in popular culture" would be good. There are loads of movies that have corney pick-up lines. Jason McConnell-Leech 21:56, 22 Feburary 2007
The following discussion is an archived debate of the proposal. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on the talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

The result of the debate was move. —Nightstallion (?) Seen this already? 14:10, 18 April 2006 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

Pick up line → Pick-up line. "Pick-up line" is the grammatically correct phrase. When using a phrasal verb (verb-adverb form) as an adjective, a hyphen is required to make clear the closer connection of the verb-adverb pair. (See English compound#Hyphenated compound adjectives.) Neither Merriam-Webster's Online (U.S.) nor Cambridge Dictionaries Online (UK) include this specific use of the compound adjective "pick-up", but they have "pick-up truck" (Cambridge) or "pickup truck" (M-W) as a parallel construction. (M-W mentions "pickup truck" as a variation of "pickup" (5).) Both U.S. and UK English accept hyphenated forms, so this is the best form to use. Neither accepts the current, unhyphenated compound-adjective form except in rare cases, and the cited reliable sources don't include this usage as one of these exceptions. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 21:40, 13 April 2006 (UTC)


The above discussion is preserved as an archive of the debate. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section on this talk page. No further edits should be made to this section.

Wikimedia Commons?![edit]

Why are Wayne Gretzky's quotes relevant to the article?! (talk) 12:51, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

a very good question indeed! I've removed it :) Mathmo Talk 12:03, 13 August 2008 (UTC)


Hey, how about adding an External Links section to the pick up line page? is an excellent pick up line website that in my humble opinion should be added there. What do you think? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kent65 (talkcontribs) 16:24, 30 April 2009

because this one is better!! and we could add the rest of the web —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

See Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion and Links normally to be avoided for details. Neither of those sites have unique, encyclopedic content. And both are promotional (one selling advertisement, the other promoting a book). Wikipedia is not a collection of links. / edg 15:12, 2 April 2010 (UTC)