The Worst Pickup Lines of 2014 Include References To McDonald's and Terrorism
There are decent pick up lines, and there are terrible pickup lines and then there are pickup lines that are comically terrible in such a way that, when delivered with a sense of self-awareness, they actually loop back around and become pretty decent pickup lines. And thanks to OnMutualTerms.com, you can now experience all the worst pickup lines of 2014. And you don't even have to go out to any bars or spend any time on Tinder. Hooray!
On Mutual Terms is a "sugar dating" site that connects people looking "to date someone successful without being labeled." And since their members are all presumably all people who date (or else have curious taste in websites), they decided to let them pick the worst pickup lines to afflict the 2014 dating scene. Over 4,000 men and women from across the country cast their vote to select the one that really set the bar in terms of terrible things to say to someone you haven't met before.
Or rather, the most terrible of the non-vulgar ones. On the off chance there's anyone who needs this explained to them, sexually explicit opening lines are not so much pickup lines as gross and rude and possible sexual harassment. So don't do that.
But as to the other lines that are probably a bad idea, here are the eight lines that these members voted as the worst.
8. Do you believe in love at first sight or should I walk by again?
People might be getting tired of this line, but it seems it's still more classic than cliché. One percent of users voted it the worst.
7. Is your face from McDonalds? Because I'm lovin' it.
Yeah...McDonalds is neither classy nor sexy. I can't believe only three percent of members called it the worst. It is definitely my number one.
6. If you were a library book, I'd check you out.
I mean, I guess it's classier than McDonalds. Even if it sort of implies that you're not willing to check the person out now. Maybe that's why five percent called it their pick for the worst.
5. You must be tired because you've been running through my mind all day.
I mean, how does that even work as a pickup line? If you've never met someone before, after all, it comes off as pretty stalker-ish. And eight percent apparently agreed.
4. Are you a 90 degree angle because you are looking so right.
This one is involves too much nerdy-ness and not enough creativity. Plus it takes me back to freshman geometry. And 12 percent seem to feel the same.
3. Your dad must be a terrorist because he made a bomb.
Terrorism. Is. Not. Sexy.
2. Feel my sweater, it's made out of a boyfriend material.
Your unsubtle efforts to get this person to touch you should at least have a better joke at the end. 23 percent of members called this one the worst.
1. Are those space pants because your butt is out of this world.
Meh. It's not super funny and it's off-putting in how specific it is. 31 percent ranked it as the worst.
Of course, the secret to a good pickup line isn't so much the line itself but the way in which it's delivered. So if you think you can make any of these work...Well, I would say given them ago, but I do really loathe that McDonalds one. Keep that one away from me.
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