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.

How about starting things off with a dad joke?

Getting straight to the point.

And then there’s the oldie but a goodie.

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!