The pickup line. It's a classic when it comes to catching the attention of the opposite sex.
There are pickup lines in every walk of life--even fishing. So, I asked some of my fishing buddies about some of the best lines they've heard of (or used).
These guys are so serious about fishing that they started telling me about fishing line, literally. Kind of explains why they're single, or haven't been on dates in quite a while. However, once I explained what kind of "line" I meant, they came up with several.
Here are eight of them: four to use in general public and four for when you're fishing!
"A shark just ate my girlfriend. Will you be my new one?"
This is the sympathy bid. (More likely? You get called an insensitive jerk).
"Hey baby, if I were a fish, I'd be hooked on you."
Any pickup line leaves you open to a comeback. This one might seem cute, but it could also result in, "I'm not fishing for your type."
"There are plenty of fish in the sea, but I see you with me."
Another one that could get a nibble... or, "You better get your eyes checked, because I don't see that."
"I don't know if you've ever been fishing, but I think we should hook up."
That one could result in a right hook to the jaw!
On the Water
"I was so enchanted by your beauty that I ran my boat into yours. So, I am going to need your name and number for insurance purposes."
Okay, this one has a poetic, romantic feel. It could work; just don't ruin your boat. Maybe just a gentle bump.
"Want to compare tan lines?"
I'm borderline on this one. Would it get a giggle or a slap? On the other hand, what if the other person agrees right away? That could be a bad sign.
"You're on the small side, but I wouldn't throw you back."
Yeah, that sounds very flattering. Insert your own comeback line here.
"Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I float by again?"
It's charming. It's sweet. And, more importantly, it doesn't put your boat in jeopardy.
Oh, yes, there were more vulgar responses ... which really explained why my buddies hadn't been on a date in years.
A pickup line should break the ice, not get your jaw broken... or your fishing gear.