Who They Attracting With That Line, ‘What’s Your Name, What’s Your Sign?’ Corny Pick-Up Lines That Get A Pass

December 5, 2012 ‐ By Julia Austin
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There she is. Adorable. Making eyes at you from across the room. Walking over to her and saying something—anything—could be the difference between this being another dud of a night, or a night when you flirted with a cute girl. Or even got her number. Or even took her home! But what do you say?! It’s the all-elusive answer. Here are lines that, believe it or not, usually work.

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  • Kaori

    I’ve had random Black men ask me if I am single. But what they ALWAYS fail to do is ask if I, or any other woman is actually interested.

    I usually get “How you doing, sweetheart?” in a drawn out way of speaking. Or, “Aye, light skin!”

  • Taylor Lea Thomas

    My favorite was #9:
    “Sorry but you owe me a drink, because when I saw you I dropped mine.” Cheesy, yes, but cute. If nothing else, he’d get a smile out of me.

    I typically get, “Excuse me but you look familiar.” This is after the guy has grocery aisle stalked me (i.e. pretending to be looking for something down an aisle in the grocery store that he has no business being in while he builds up the courage to finally speak.) Then I stand there looking like, “okaaay so now what buddy?” I would just rather guys simply say, “Hi.” It works every time guys so stick to just hi.

  • Analii

    Honestly, maybe 2 lines out of all of those listed work. The one line guys use which get me most of yhe time is “may I buy you a drink?” Because men these days are cheeeeeap

    • chanela

      ……… i’m sure ” can i take you shopping while you drive in my lamborghini” is a great one too huh?

  • I had a guy come up to me in the club one time and say “Can a brother of my complexion step in your direction?” I was thinking in my head “If this Jerome-in-the-house looking a$$ n-word don’t get away from me!” LOL.. haven’t been out clubbing since!!

    • Marquis de Sade

      So would you like to come to my place and share my nasal spray?

    • remrem

      ok so i take it u dont like dark skin fellas?

  • Ce1999

    Am I the only one who doesn’t get approached at all? I can’t say that I really mind because I don’t want hear a corny line. I’m just wondering how often other women even have men approach them like this. I always thought men would rather not risk rejection.

  • Say What?

    I’ve noticed a lot of guys have been using quotes from the book 50 Shades of Grey lately. I’m not more sure if I’m shocked that they would be so ratchet to use S&M type words for pickup lines or the fact that these ninjas have read a book!

  • Kaori

    When I am out and about I am not looking for a dating opportunity, so it doesn’t matter what a man says. Likewise, I have a very low tolerance for small talk or having random people approach me, so a pick-up line wouldn’t work.

    I must say that where a lot of men mess up is that more often than not, they fail to introduce themselves.

    • bigdawgman

      I always wondered about that. Do you only date people you already know from work or church or something?

      • Kaori

        I would never start a relationship with someone from work. And, I am not religious, so I do not go to church. There are ways to meet people in appropriate settings, like, places where people actually go to meet people.

  • All of them work on some ratchet

  • SheBe

    I’m not clicking through 15 pages right now because I’m in between games on Halo but was the “Smile baby girl….” one on there?

    • Taylor Lea Thomas


    • Taylor Lea Thomas