These are the worst pick-up lines of all time

'Do you like Star Wars... ?'

No self-respecting man should ever, under any circumstances really, fall back on a pick-up line to impress someone he’s trying to charm. Of course, in a Hinge-filled age replete with an ocean of heys, WYDs and aubergine emojis, it’s tough to resist defaulting to a bit of corn in order to make a statement. But, a pick-up line is the verbal equivalent of a souped-up Lambo, slapped with neon hues and thick with diamond trimmings: ill-considered, cheap in its ethos, and, rather likely, something that makes up for shortcomings elsewhere.

If you must insist on using them – purely in jest, we hope – please be sure to avoid all of the below, our modern-day selection of the worst, most gut-dropping one-liners that one could throw at a person…

1. Your middle name must be Gillette, because you're the best a man can get.

2. I’m not a photographer, but I can picture you and me together.

3. Something must be wrong with my phone… it doesn’t have your number in it.

4. Do you work at Subway? Because you just gave me a foot-long.

5. Do you have a map? Because I’m getting lost in your eyes.

6. Can I get a pic of you? I want to show Santa what I want for Christmas.

7. I'd take you to the cinema, but they don't let you bring in your own snacks.

8. Are you French? Because Eiffel for you.

9. You look so familiar. Didn’t we take a class together? I could’ve sworn we had chemistry.

10. Are you Matthew McConaughey, because you're alright, alright, alright?

11. Is there an airport nearby or is it just my heart taking off?

12. You must be a keyboard, because you’re just my type.

13. On a scale of one to America, how free are you tonight?

14. Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you, everyone else disappears.

15. If you were a Transformer, you’d be Optimus Fine.

16. If you were words on a page you'd be the fine print.

17. Well, here I am. What are your other two wishes?

18. Is your dad a boxer? Because you’re a knockout.

19. If I make a spice joke will you let me c*min you?

20. You dropped something… my jaw.

21. Are you a beaver? Because damn!

22. Someone call the police, because it’s got to be illegal to look that good.

23. What do you call a string of people lifting a mozzarella cheese? A cheesy pick-up line.

24. Just wondering... if you're here, who's running heaven?

25. Do you like Star Wars? Because Yoda only one for me.

26. You look like trash; let me take you out.

27. Are you a communist? Because I feel an uprising in my lower class.

28. I was wondering if you’re an artist, because you were so good at drawing me in.

29. Are you a bank loan? Because you have my interest.

30. I couldn’t help noticing that you look a lot like my next girlfriend.

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