ManFAQ Friday: Whose Line Is It Anyway?

29 April, 2011 | | 2 Comments

It’s Friday, and that means answer time! For those of you who have commented with questions from previous ManFAQs, thank you. I’m adding yours to the list of questions women have asked about men over the years, and I will answer them all in turn – to continue to demystify the more malodorous gender for those of the gentler.  Actual questions, posed by real women, and answered by a REAL man. What could go wrong?

Question:   What is it with cheesy pickup lines?  Does that really work?

Answer:   First, you need to understand that most of us don’t really expect ANYTHING to work, and therefore any one bad thing is as good as any other bad thing.  So, when he comes up and asks you if you live around here often, or “Great legs, what time do they open?” or “Have you read the Friday ManFAQ this week?” he’s really just trying to differentiate himself in your mind from all those other Hey Hey thrillseekers who will tell you to call them milk, because they’ll do your body good.  In much the same way that you don’t have to be faster than the bear, you just have to be faster than the other campers, he’s not aiming for a great line.  He’s just trying to have a more memorable line than the other guy.

Also, we all secretly think we’re Maverick in Top Gun.  Just be glad we’re not actually singing to you.

Now you know.  Please, feel free to comment!  Also, forward any questions you’d like answered to BUMD – at –!

  1. Jena says:

    I do love me some cheesy pick up lines. ;)

  2. admin says:

    I have to confess, I know of only two *no fail* sure-fire pick up lines:

    1. “Hi, I’m Harry, Prince of Wales, nice to meetcha.”
    2. “Does this smell like Chloroform?”

    I’m told there are others. A friend once confessed that in his college in rural NY, he was one of the very few people over 6 feet tall, and pretty much the only pickup line he ever needed was “Hello!” Mind you, he’s a good looking bloke to start with….

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