The pick-up line is officially dead – or at least people think they should be.
A study of 2,000 Americans who were on a date revealed that 55 percent of them believe single-liner use should be banned – with men at 18 percent more likely than women to think they should be banned.
The most boring line that respondents drew their eyes on was “I got my library card checking you” with 45 percent of the vote followed by “Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see with 39 percent.”
Just don’t: A new study found 55 percent of data believe pickup lines should be blocked
But despite their cowardice, a third of respondents admitted that the pick-up line had actually solved it.
42 percent of men signed the same line, while only 27 percent of women were able to say the same.
Among the winning lines to actually work were: “ Are you a Pokemon? Because I want to take pikachu and can I have a picture of you so I can show Santa what I want for Christmas? “
The survey, conducted by OnePoll on behalf of HUD, showed that out of 52 percent of those who used a dating app, one in two used one line in a direct message to get someone’s attention.
Irresistible: While pickup lines are considered boring-worthy, one in three people admits that one line has worked on them.
And sad pickup lines are not the only tactic that respondents admitted to using in the search for a partner.
Almost two-thirds (64 percent) admitted that they intentionally took too long to respond to a message in an attempt to “manipulate it nicely.”
The average respondent said they would take 30 minutes to respond to a message and 69 percent would be late to respond if they believed their potential partner took too long to respond to it.
These romantic games are clearly a source of frustration, with 78 per cent of respondents believing “games” and response delays are a waste of time and wish people were themselves.
Couldn’t resist! Half of the people who used the dating app admitted to using the pick-up line
Not so: Most people think that playing “games” with a potential love match is pointless
Information: The survey was conducted by OnePoll for dating app HUD and included a sample of 2,000 Americans
Other than games and banter, there are only some things that respondents cannot learn via direct messages.
Four in five need to hear someone’s voice before agreeing to meet them – and the average person on the dating app needs four days of messaging before they agree to make a call with a potential partner.
Other big requirements that could not be obtained from the text, and that the respondents wish to know before a personal encounter were friendly behavior, tone of voice, cleanliness, and chemistry.
“Informal dating has historically suffered from a dearth of honesty and transparency, so it’s no wonder that people are a little wary about calling or meeting someone before they feel comfortable with a potential match,” said Katie Wilson, Communications Director at HUD.
It’s okay to take the time to get to know someone before you take the next step of calling, video calling, or meeting. Respect your limits – and if the match pressures you, drop them, because they need to respect your limits too.
The worst transmission lines
I got my library card checking you – 45%
Are you from Tennessee? Because you’re the only ten I see – 39%
Do you like raisins? How do you feel about a date? 36%
There is something wrong with my phone. Doesn’t have your number ‘- 35%
Feel my shirt. what’s it made of? ‘Boyfriend material’ – 33%
I have to be in a museum because you’re a work of art – 33%
You gotta get tired because you’ve been running through my mind all night – 31%
Are you a time traveler? Because I can see you in my future – 30%
My name is Microsoft. Can I crash into your place tonight? 30%
‘are you a magician? Because when I look at you everything disappears – 20%
The pandemic has definitely changed the dating landscape, with 64 per cent believing they will use more dating apps in the future than they used in the past six months.
With communication keyboards open, many respondents plan to be honest about what they are looking for.
59 percent want to be candid with matches about their sexual desires so that they don’t have to waste their time or anyone else.
More than half (54 percent) think it is easier to have conversations about sexual preferences online or on an app than in person.
Wilson added: “Since the pandemic began, we have seen a significant increase in our app users choosing to be upfront and open about their sexual preferences and desires.”
“People don’t want to waste their or other people’s time – it is only better if you tell the truth about what you are into, because then you will have a better chance of meeting your needs.”
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