According to a study, six out of 10 ladies are more likely to fall for a man if he breaks the ice with a light-hearted one-liner.
Conducted by www.OnePoll.com, the survey, which questioned 4,000 adults, revealed that four out of 10 women were still dating or were married to a man who first approached them with a funny quip.
However, not every line can do the trick for you-it was found that there are do’s and don’ts in the dating game as well.
Lines such as “Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?”, and “Apart from being beautiful, what do you do for a living?” worked “most of the time”.
But “Do you have a map? Because I keep getting lost in your eyes” and “Is there a rainbow, because you’re the treasure I’ve been searching for,” were likely to end up in red-faced failure for being “too over the top”.
The study found that seven out of 10 women like being chatted up while out with friends as it gives their confidence a boost – as long as the potential suitor is good looking.
“Women like a guy with a sense of humour and a cheesy chat-up line is a good way of displaying that,” the Daily Express quoted a spokesman for www.OnePoll.com, as saying
“To fire off a good chat-up line at a pretty girl the man will have to be pretty confident too, and women like confident men.
“At the very worst you’re probably going to get a smile and a polite ”sorry, I’m not interested”, but it seems there are some lines which actually work very well indeed.
“These are the ones which are light-hearted and quite clever and well thought out. It’s the really awful ones which are going to end up with a bloke having egg on his face in front of his mates,” he added.