These bartenders shared the best pickup lines they’ve ever heard

We’ve all experienced the awkward moment of spotting someone we’re interested in and trying to be smooth…or else have been on the receiving end of somebody else trying to be smooth. That’s right. We’re talking about pickup lines.

And who would know the best ones?! Bartenders of course! Bartenders shared the smoothest pickup lines they’ve ever heard with, and the results range from pure confidence to endearing playfulness….to freakishly cringe-worthy. Because let’s face it, meeting someone for the first time can be unnervingespecially when you’re trying to impress.

Okay. This one is pretty damn good.

"One time I heard someone say, ‘Excuse me, I just noticed you noticing me and I just wanted to give you a notice that I noticed you too.’ I thought that was pretty clever," Ashley Lugo Brown, beverage manager at Vinateria, said.

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How about starting things off with a dad joke?

"'What’s your view of an overweight penguin? I just think it would break the ice…' 100% success rate, may I add," said Matthew Horsley, director of food and beverage at backYARD, shared.

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Getting straight to the point.

"One night I heard a woman ask a man, with deadlocked eye contact and a low tone 'How much woman can you handle?' Maybe not smooth, but direct!" Spencer Osburg, bartender at Ousthouse Kitchen and Bar, shared.

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And then there’s the oldie but a goodie.

"In my experience, the smoothest pickup lines aren’t lines at all. When someone discovers a commonality with another patron, especially one that isn’t typical in that city, that’s the most ideal conversation starter. It could be as simple as where they went to school, where they’ve travelled or a band that they both love. I’ve seen it work over and over again in every bar that I’ve worked," Sarah Mengoni, bartender at Double Take, shared.

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If anything, this proves that basically all pickup lines are cringeworthy, but as long as we all know it and they give us a good laugh, then that’s really all that matters.

The most important thing is to just be yourself and let the conversation flow. If it’s not flowing, move on. And remember, have fun!