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Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Always Should Be Someone You Really Love


When it comes to chatting people up, the gender roles seem to be quite established:

  • Boys go boldly forth into the territory of cheesy lines & sweaty palms;
  • Girls are coldly cruel.

Come on, girls, admit it - part of the fun of going out is to snigger at those clueless boys... but if you had to do the hard work yourself, how much better would you be?

"Girls have it easy," Football boy opined when we were talking about in the pub. "Guys are just happy that girls speak to them."

"Even if they say something awkward like do you come here often?"

Football Boy assured us that he'd be happy to tell a lady the frequency of his visits to any locale.

"So what's your chat-up line?" I asked.

Football Boy looked smug. "I am Spartacus."

"Er?"

"I am Spartacus!" He looked at us. "Well, girls laugh normally, but you're a bit thick, I suppose."

"Sure, they laugh," la Señorita said. "They also move away, am I right?"

"You've got a point," said Football Boy, looking sadly into his pint glass.

"Ach, what do you care," la Señorita comforted him. "You're Spartacus."

12 Comments:

At 8:27 PM, Blogger Mel said...

I don't envy boys. They DO have it rough in that respect. Better them than us though.

 
At 5:48 AM, Blogger Lucky said...

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At 5:55 AM, Blogger Lucky said...

Doh! I sure screwed that up!

Here's what I wrote:

"I am sparticus" I'll have to try that-- It's way better than my old stand-by "I think canibalism is the highest form of love."

And in all Honesty, one time, on a dare (from a gal friend) I tried a line from the movie the Scorpion King staring The Rock: I picked out a couple of girls that looked like they had senses of humor, sauntered up next to them, and with complete gruff sincerety said "I make my own destiny."

Actually, it worked, probably because it was so much weirder than "I am Sparticus" that it became completely non-threatening-- I got numbers and everything, and one of the girls came back to my table before she left-- of course I blew it then, but the Scorpion King line was golden...

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Khimaera said...

The far best pick-up line I have ever used is...

Hello.

Works every time.

Being able to focus your eyes is a good start too.

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger josephknecht said...

Hmmm. I'm a bit rubbish at chat up lines. Usual policy:

Meet girl

Um and ah for a while

Befriend

Wait three weeks

Bumblingly invite said girl for 'y'know, er, maybe dinner or something, if you'd like'.


Works like a charm.

Or not.

 
At 11:43 AM, Blogger josephknecht said...

Hmmm. I'm a bit rubbish at chat up lines. Usual policy:

Meet girl

Um and ah for a while

Befriend

Wait three weeks

Bumblingly invite said girl for 'y'know, er, maybe dinner or something, if you'd like'.


Works like a charm.

Or not.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger josephknecht said...

Appear to have posted that twice. Am muppet.

*hangs head in shame*

 
At 3:45 PM, Anonymous south american girl said...

Spartacus??? Well, I wouldn’t laugh “normally”, but I’d move away pretending not to have heard anything at all. Yes, sometimes we’re coldly cruel, yet this in-born "talent" is somehow closely related to some boys’ tactless ways of trying to break the ice.

Joseph, posting the same comment twice isn’t that bad, if not think about Football boy's breaking chat-up!

 
At 7:49 PM, Blogger Swedish Girl said...

Mel - you said it!
Lucky - Sparticus, that IS probably closer to what Football Boys slurs after a few beers...
Khimeara - I'm worried that you will give guys ideas... if they all become normal & personable like that, then we girls won't have any cheesy lines to mock anymore...
Joseph - I really like the muppets. Kermit is my favourite.
South American girl - Football Boy has asked me defend him and say that he is not really as scary as he sounds. He's not wearing a loincloth or anything.

 
At 11:18 PM, Blogger Zen Wizard said...

If he says that line to enough girls, he might find one who is looking for a guy to lead a suicidal slave revolt against the Romans...and then he's in like Flynn!!

That would be a lot of rejection before you find a "taker," however...

 
At 12:48 AM, Blogger sylvie said...

OOOOOOOOOOHhhhhhhhh, accents! I love them. Although I don't know what to do about your poll - to pick scottish, irish, yorkshire brouge (entertaining) or welsh. Hmmmmmmm...

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger GlobalPUA said...

best chat up line by far, works best on big groups of highly valued women/girls.

just approach a group and say,

Quick, I need a female opinion, I only have a few minuets - my friend and I can't agree. Should he buy a birthday gift for a cute girl he's only been seeing for a few weeks?

Girls have opinions, normally this starts a great and fun conversation, that everyone can enjoy, just have fun pushing and pulling opinions and teasing.

 

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