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Is there a real difference between a pick-up line and using an icebreaker?


Whenever a man or woman (initiates a conversation) with someone they find attractive and want to get to "know them".... If the opening statement is anything other than "Hi, My name is...." would you consider it to be a pick-up line? We tend to associate "pick-up lines" with having a sleaze factor to them designed to make someone laugh but more often than not causes one to squirm. Is a pick-up line nothing more than a bad "icebreaker"? or Does having (mutual attraction) make all the difference in our perception of what is an "icebreaker" versus a "pick-up line"?

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Nicole (baybpnk) says

2 years ago
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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Yes, but isn't the intention of the speaker the same? Gain attention? If there's a (mutual) attraction/chemistry & humor any "opening line" works. However I can't imagine saying "This weather sucks" would lead to having a lot of dates though. LOL


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savvydating says

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    savvydating, You're right "self deprecating" humor can be a great ice breaker. Courage is required to approach strangers and as you stated after the pick-up line is used if the person illustrates they're normal it's likely to disarm a person. Thanks!

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W.N Amechi (Whitney Amechi) says

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Whitney Amechi, Thanks for your answer.

    As they say; "perception is reality". If the attraction is mutual just about any line will work to break the ice! Most people are turned off by anything that sounds like a "canned" or "rehearsed" go to line.

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cubsfan1537 says

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    dashingscorpio 2 years ago

    Is (cheesy) in the eye of the beholder? Could cheesy for one person be "hilarious" to another person if they share the same sense of humor or found him/her attractive? My guess is any statement one uses to gain attention from a stranger has risk.


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