Pick-up lines are passe, what’s catching on abroad is ‘Call Me Maybe’ business cards. OMG! Ghana’s relationship editor asks single men and women what they think of the new ‘pick-up’ trend
You are sitting at the bar with a group of friends, sharing anecdotes about the latest happenings in and around your life, when one of the guys you fancy in the group, starts chatting with you. Before you know it, it’s time to go home, but instead of asking you for your number, he hands you over what looks like a business card. On closer inspection, you realise it’s not a normal business card and has the sentences, “Hey I just met you, and this is crazy, but here’s my number. So call me, maybe?” inscribed on it.
Crazy you think or intrigued? The ball is in your court now, and you have to decide if you want to pick up the phone and ask your potential date out. Romantic or lame?
‘Call me maybe cards’ v/s cliched pick up lines
Paa Kwasi (20), shipping agent, says,
“The concept sounds quite cool. I think it’s high time Indian men learnt how to ask a woman out in ways that are less creepy, and about a zillion times more creative and fun. I had a guy once say something similar. “I know this is crazy, but I think you look very interesting,” and handed me a piece of paper with his chat id on it. I thought it was really sweet, a nice, non-intrusive compliment, but I didn’t take the paper, as I was not sure if it was a prank.”
James Kyere (26), a media executive, says,
“It’s a brilliant idea, for someone who will have to make the first move rather than wait till someone who shows interest in them. This gives you a chance to have fun, sound casual about it, without coming across as being desperate, and at the same time, it eliminates the possibility of a face-to-face rejection.”
Manste Kev (24) a business student, adds,
“I am not very tactful when it comes to making conversation with women. I am always concious, so I would definitely try this as it seems like a good way to break the ice, and approach a girl without coming across too strongly.”
Some pick-up lines that have been used and abused
- Your place or mine?
- Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again?
- Do I know you? Cause you look a lot like my next girlfriend.
- If you were a burger at McDonald’s you’d be the McGorgeous.
- You may fall from the sky, you may fall from a tree, but the best way to fall… is in love with me.
- Coffee, tea or me?
- If I told you, you had a beautiful body, would you hold it against me?