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Pickup Lines

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About

Pickup Lines or Pick Up Lines are flirtatious conservation openers designed to pique a stranger's romantic interest. While some are serious in nature, pickup lines are often associated with cheesy jokes and sexual puns.

Origin

In the 1990s, threads containing humorous pickup lines were often shared on various Usenet groups, including alt.romance, alt.seduction and alt.humor.[9]

Spread

On February 9th, 2006, a page for the "Worst 100 Pick-Up Lines of All Time" was created on the Uncyclopedia Wiki. On June 20th, 2007, Xkcd[7] posted a webcomic titled "Pickup Lines," featuring various awkward conversation starters (shown below, left). On March 31st, 2008, Xkcd[8] published a comic titled "Convincing Pickup Line," in which a person argues in favor of sleeping with their date in order to make the "local hookup network a symmetric graph."


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On February 13th, 2014, BuzzFeed[3] published a listicle titled "25 Terrible, No Good, Very Bad Pick-Up Lines to Avoid Using on Valentines Day." On January 27th, 2016, Redditor PyedPyper submitted a post titled "Reddit, what's your best pickup line" to /r/AskReddit,[6] which gathered upwards of 17,400 votes (83% upvoted) and 9,500 comments before it was archived. On February 14th, 2017, the Nihilist Memes Facebook page posted an image macro with a pickup line joking about existential nihilism (shown below).[1]


HEY BABY ARE YOUAN EXISTENTIAL NIHILTST OR DOES THIS PICKUP L INE MEANSOMETHINGTO YOU

/fit/ Pickup Lines

On May 26th, 2013, Redditor FreakTalent submitted a collection of pickup lines taken from 4chan's /fit/ (fitness) board to /r/4chan,[2] where it received upwards of 2,300 votes (91% upvoted) prior to being archived (shown below).


ey bby i put the STD in stud all i need is U url that dress looks good on you. then again, so would AY BBY U WAN SUM F-- want to be my ate? you'll get the D later b-back that ass up yo girl, you like Wendys? are there 21 letters in the alphabet oh right, i forgot uraqt ey gurl, is ur father retarded? how do u like ur eggs in the morning gurl? fertilized? hey, my d--- just died can i bury it in ur ass? cos you gon love it Wendys nuts slap your face gurl u must b gasoline, cuz even t expensive i'd still pump u in my van are vou an ay gurl u a carpenter? cause ur special ayo gurl, they call me snowstorm, cos i can give you a few inches and really inconvienience your evening u a cemetary, girl? cos i'm dead inside and need to bury myself in u some is there a keg in your pants because I want to tap that ass 'll give you my vitamin D if you give me your fish o irl you must be Stage 3 Neurosyphilis sanding because I can't get you out of my mind because ive got a very large bone for youobut its lucky e mc examine ay gurl r u a beaver? cuz danm i'd rate u a 9/10 gl irl, i'd love yo gurl, ever had yo belly ayo girrrl, i heard you to kiss you was a Gryffinwhore,just once on cos you let every wizard Sl i'm the 1 u need button tickled from da inside? do you like fitness? AYO GIRL LEMME CLAP DEM CHEEKS how bout All you need to make a smile is a colon and a D wow, r u a parking ticket, cos u got fine written all over u ayo babe, you from iraq? cuz i think you should baghdad ass up, gurrrl then maybe i'd move up to your waist :D you know your ABCs girl? cuz i'm about to give you the fourth letter of the alphabet fitness d--- in do you like tapes and cd's? cuz ima tape my d--- to your forehead so you CD's nuts. r mouth are you an antiquer? do u have pet insurance? cuz ay girl you should sell hot dogs cuz u already know how to make a weiner stand do you work at subway because you give me a footlong yo girl, you got any irish in you?m about to destroy ur p---- want some? because i have some junk that hasn't been touched in years i would berry my d--- so dee inside you whoever pulls me out would be crowned king if i could rearrange the alphabet i would put the D in U do you like dragons? I want to cover you in green paint and spank you like a disobedient avocado girl, you been to ireland? damn, i wish you was my big toe, soicuz could bang you on my coffee table in 3 seconds ill be dragon are you a chicken farmer? cuz you sure know how to raise a c--- because eni my nuts across your face compiled by 2013 edit and add more or l hook u in the gabber ma

On January 13th, 2014, a second collection of /fit/ pick-up lines reached the front page of /r/4chan, gathering more than 3,100 votes (92% upvoted) and 190 comments prior to being archived.[4] On January 20th, Redditor yoniyoniyoni submitted a post asking about the origin of the "ay bby u want sum fuk" pick up line, to which Redditor sleepy55 cited 4chan's /fit/ board.



Prank Videos

Many YouTubers have produced prank videos in which they record random pedestrians reacting to various pickup lines. On April 12th, 2011, the Simple Pickup YouTube channel posted a video titled "Internet Trolls Pick Up Girls," in which college students approach women with internet meme references, garnering upwards of 2.7 million views and 240 comments over the next six years (shown below, left). On November 6th, 2012, Australian YouTuber AdrianVanOyen uploaded a video titled "Pick Up Line Insanity," in which two young men walk up to random women and say absurd pickup lines (shown below, right). Within five years, the video gained over 8.1 million views and 16,100 comments.



Dat Ash

Dat Ash is an advice animal image macro featuring an alternate universe artwork of Pokémon trainer Ash Catchum captioned with lewd pun pickup lines that are derived from the character names of Pokémon creatures.


AY GURLAY ET MEMAKE YO VULVASORE

Pickup Line Panda

Pickup Line Panda is an advice animal image macro series based on a picture of a panda bear standing by a tree stub with a beer bottle. The captioned jokes typically begins with a predictable pickup cliche followed by a sentence that is contrasted by lack of subtlety.


Babe,lout the STDi Stud A need S

Suave Six-Year-Old

Suave Six-Year-Old is an image macro series featuring a photograph of a six-year-old kid making a sly facial expression with a raised eyebrow and a smirk, which are typically captioned with cheesy pickup lines.


2011 CAN I BURY IT IN YOUR ASS quickmeme.com

Pickup Line Scientist

Pickup Line Scientist is an advice animal image macro series featuring a photograph of the character Howard Wolowitz (played by Simon Helberg) from the television sitcom The Big Bang Theory. The captions typically combine sexual innuendo and puns related to physics, chemistry, biology and other hard sciences.


BABYPLL TREAT YOU LIKE MY HOMEWORK I'LL SLAM YOU ON THE TABLE AND DO YOU ALL NIGHT LONG quickmeme.com

#ShutdownPickUpLines

#ShutdownPickUpLines, also known as #GovShutdownPickUpLines, is a Twitter hashtag
associated with tongue-in-cheek pickup lines relating to a large-scale closure of the United States government. Though it first surfaced during the debt-ceiling crisis in early April 2011, the hashtag saw a resurgence following the shutdown of the federal government in October 2013.


▼ y Follow @EBrot 914 I'm off from my government job this week...can I get into your private sector? #govtshutdownpickuplines Reply Retweet ★ Favorite Ostorify More 14 RETWEETSFAVORITES 5 10:16 AM-1 Oct 13

Incel Pickup Lines

Incel Pickup Lines is a Twitter gimmick account that posts screenshots of creepy, awkward, and cringy pickup lines posted by people online, usually either in someone's DMs or as a response to How Do You Open? posts. Launched in late April 2022, the account went viral on Twitter in early May.

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