The pick-up line is officially dead – or at least people think they should be.
A study of 29,000 Americans who came on a date found that 55 percent of them thought one-liners should be banned – 16 percent of men said women were more likely to be banned.
The most creepy-worthy lines that caught the eye of eyewitnesses were ‘I got my library card and I’m checking you out’ with 45 percent of the vote ‘Are you from Tennessee? At 39 percent you only see 10 of me.
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But despite their spirits, one-third of respondents admitted that a pick-up line actually worked on them.
Twenty-two percent of men read for a liner, and only 2 percent of women read the same thing.
The winning line for actually working was: ‘Are you a Pokemon? Since I want to take a Pikachu ‘and’ Can I take a picture of you so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas? ‘
A survey conducted by OnePol on behalf of HUD revealed that 52 per cent of those who used the dating app used one-liners in direct messages to draw attention to one of the two.
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And cranji pick-up lines are not the only strategy recognized to be used to find a partner.
Nearly two-thirds (64 64 per cent) admitted that it took a long time to respond to a message in an attempt to purposefully ‘play it great’.
The average respondent says they will take 30 minutes to respond to a message and if they think their potential partner is taking too long to respond to them, they will be late to reply by ing9 percent.
Clearly, these romantic games are the cause of frustration, with 786 percent feeling that ‘games’ and reaction delays are a waste of time and want people to be on their own.
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Data: The survey was conducted for the OnePal dating application HUD and included a sample of 2,000 Americans.
With the exception of games and banners, there are some things respondents cannot learn in direct messaging.
Four out of five people need to hear someone’s voice before they agree to meet – and they need a four-day message before agreeing to call a potential partner on behalf of someone who has developed a dating application.
Other great requirements that could not be taken from any text, which the respondents wanted to know before meeting in person, were friendly behavior, voice intonation, cleanliness and chemistry.
Katie Wilson, HUD’s communications director, said: “Casual dating has historically suffered from a lack of honesty and transparency, so it’s no surprise that they’re a little wary of calling or meeting someone before feeling comfortable with a potential match.” Says Katie Wilson.
‘It’s okay to take your time to get acquainted with someone before taking the next step of calling, video calling or interviewing. Respect your own boundaries – and if your match is pushing you, skip these, because they need to respect your boundaries as well. ‘
World pick-up line
‘I got my library card and I’m checking you out’ – 45%
‘Are you from Tennessee? Reasons why you’re only seeing 10 people – 39%
‘Do you like raisins? How do you feel about a date? ‘- 36%
‘I have a problem with my phone. It doesn’t have your number ‘- 35%
‘I like my shirt. Is it being made? Boyfriend content ‘- 33%
‘I must have a museum because you work in art’ – 33%
‘You must be tired because you ran in my mind all night’ – 31%
‘Are you a time traveler? Because I can see you in my future ‘- 30%
‘My name is Microsoft. Can I crash into your place tonight? ‘- 30%
‘Are you a magician? The reasons disappear when I look at you ‘- 20%
The epidemic has certainly changed the dating scene, as 644 percent think they will use more dating apps in the future than in the past six months.
Many respondents plan to be honest about what will happen after them by opening the communication keyboards.
Ninety-five percent want to face their sexual desires in matches so as not to waste their time or anyone else’s time.
More than half (54 percent) think it’s easier to have personal conversations in an online sexual preferences or app.
Wilson added, “Since the epidemic began, we’ve seen a huge increase in our app users choosing to be straightforward and open about their sexual preferences and desires.”
“People don’t want to waste their time or the time of others – it’s better to tell the truth about what you’re doing, because you have a better chance of meeting your own needs.”