We've all heard the stories.
We've all seen the movies.
We've all read the internet jokes.
You must be the square root of two. Cause I feel irrational around you.
Hey pretty, do you wanna date me? Yes=Smile. No=Backflip
Hey baby, do you believe in love at the first sight, or should I walk by again.
Nice pants. Can I test the zipper?
Hey gorgeous ! I’ve just finished studying the book of numbers. But I noticed I don’t have yours.
(*obsolete, unless you plan to text, today's chick does not want you to call in the early stages of things*)
I could lay next to you forever. Or until we decide to go eat.
Are you a beaver? Cause dam
Our smiles should touch now!
(*And my favorite*) You breathe oxygen? We have so much in common.
These lines have two things in common. One, they are all stupid. And two, they all work.
The question as a young man you are probably asking yourself is why?
The answer is complicated.
The first part of that answer has to do with the nature of women. When you approach a girl, your biggest fear is rejection but really that is your only fear. That's it. That's the worst thing that can happen to you as a guy when you approach a girl.
Now reverse it. What is a girls biggest fear when she is approached by a guy? Kidnap, rape and murder. And no, I'm not being hysterical. As a guy you can go weeks at a time without feeling threatened. Women feel threatened on a daily basis. They live their lives in fear and that’s the truth of it. They are physically weaker then men and they know it. This is the reason women go to the bathroom in groups, if they have sane (non-SJW) mothers they are taught to do that.
That is the mindset you are running into when you make your approach.
Which is why you need something to say. After you make eye contact and say, “hi.” You need something to say. You have only five seconds to do that and then you are in the Creepy-Zone, which is light years worse than the Friend-Zone.
The second part of why a pick up line works plays to that. By now you've heard that an abundance mindset is attractive to women. So why is that? Part of it is preselection, if every facet of your presence indicts that you can pick and choose women then the corollary is that many women have already picked and chosen you. If other women find you desirable then there must be a reason for that says the feminine instinct. Preselection is the power of a man wearing a wedding ring to attract women.
Here's the flip side, an abundance mindset is also non-threatening. You aren't so burnt up with desire that you don't have the option of hearing the girl say, 'no.' When you come across as The Man With Options, a women will immediately find you non-threatening because if she turns you down you will immediately disengage and move on. It's not flattering to her but flattery doesn't really work all that well unless you are a genuine artist anyway...which you aren't.
Ultimately Pick Up Art is simply a salesmanship. It's why salesman are so notorious. You find someone who is innately interested in buying your product and then you build interest until it's time to make the Close. The pickup line is in truth just a sales script. It gives you something to say when your mind is racing a million miles a second.
And you are so used to saying a few of these pick up lines you project calm, assertive dominant energy. When women see this they call it...confidence.
That's a good thing.